09.08.2011 09.Aw-Elul, 5771 Tischa BeAw
Shimshon Liebman, head of the campaign to free Schalit, said Yosef had "many warm blessings for the family and for the release of Gilad.”
Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef spoke of his support for a prisoner swap to release captive tank gunner Gilad Schalit, when he met with the young man’s parents in Jerusalem on Monday morning.
Yosef’s office did not comment on the meeting. A spokesman for Shas and its chairman Eli Yishai told The Jerusalem Post that the party has long supported a prisoner deal.
Although Yishai was present at the meeting, he did not elaborate on the conversation….