Thursday, October 8, 2009

Noam Shalit: Sarkozy said won't stop working until Gilad is freed

(YNet).Noam Shalit, father of kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit, met with French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Paris Thursday evening. He said Sarkozy had told him his commitment to efforts to free his son was unwavering.

"The issue is close to his heart, and he is working in all available channels," Shalit said. "He promised he will never stop working until Gilad comes home."

Prior to the meeting, Shalit said he saw no immediate hope that his son would be freed soon, despite the release of a video last week showing him alive.

"We were moved to see him after so much time, after a period in which we hadn't even received a photo of him," Noam Shalit told AFP during his trip to Paris, were he is urging France to push for his release.

"On the other hand we are very worried, we don't see light at the end of the tunnel," Shalit said ahead of the meeting with Sarkozy.