White House: Gilad Shalit release ‚long overdue‘

13.10.2011                      15.Tischrei. 5772                       Sukkot 1


White House: Gilad Shalit release 'long overdue'

Press secretary says President Obama has repeatedly called for Shalit's release; White House to focus on bringing Israel and the Palestinians back to the negotiating table.

White House officials say they are pleased by the report that Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, held for five years by Hamas, is to be freed.
Press secretary Jay Carney called the release "long overdue." He said President Barack Obama has called many times for Shalit's release….