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Schalit Family Receives Letter From Captive Son, Gilad


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ATLANTA , GA... Representatives of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter delivered today a handwritten letter from Cpl. Gilad Schalit, held in Hamas captivity for two years, to his parents, Noam and Aviva.

At their Damascus meeting in April Hamas leader Khaled Mashal committed to President Carter to transfer the letter, and it was received at the Carter Center's office in Ramallah on Sunday.

President Carter and his staff will attempt to arrange for a return letter from Schalit's parents to their son and hope that an arrangement enabling Gilad Schalit's release will be reached soon.


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