26.06.2011 24.Siwan, 5771
Sarkozy pledges to captured IDF soldier Gilad Shalit: France will not abandon you
On fifth anniversary of Shalit kidnapping, French president writes letter addressed directly to captured IDF soldier; calls on Hamas to release Shalit.
France's ambassador to Israel Christophe Bigot met on Saturday afternoon with the parents of captured IDF soldier Gilad Shalit and presented them with a letter in which French President Nicolas Sarkozy directly addressed Shalit.
"Since your kidnapping, I have taken it on myself to do everything to return you to your family," Sarkozy wrote. "I repeated this commitment when I met with your father at the Elysee Palace on June 10 and I repeat it now: France will not abandon you to your fate and will continue to act, along with other bodies, including those in the Arab world, so that this unjustified suffering comes to an end."…