Merkel, Sarkozy call for Gilad Shalit’s release amid new efforts to secure deal

19.06.2011                      17.Siwan, 5771

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Merkel, Sarkozy call for Gilad Shalit's release amid new efforts to secure deal

In an usual move, the two European leaders issue joint statement calling for release of abducted IDF soldier; according to foreign media, there have been renewed attempts at advancing prisoner swap deal with Hamas.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy issued a joint call Friday for the release of abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit as part of a deal with Hamas.
Merkel and Sarkozy have each called for Shalit's release in the past, but this marks the first time the two European leaders issued a joint call on the matter, which was an unusual move at a meeting meant to discuss the urgent Greece debt crisis….