Saturday, June 25, 2011
A short bit ago Israelis began a 24 hour demonstration marking the beginning of Gilad Shalit's fifth year in captivity as a prisoner of Hamas. Well known Israelis are spending one hour each in a prison cell thought to approximate the one Shalit is being held in. You can watch live here. It's in Hebrew, but it's worth checking out whether or not you understand Hebrew. While it's doubtful that we can understand what Shalit is experiencing, it provides a starting point. It also shows what Israel is going through and how tortured Israelis are by Shalit's captivity.