Hodjanernes Blog

29 juni 2010

Colosseum slukker lyset til støtte for Gilad Schalit

Some 4,000 Romans including Jews, members of interfaith organizations, Christian, Muslim and other friends of Israel, called for Gilad Schalit’s release in a ceremony at Rome’s Colosseum on Thursday.

The lights on the ancient monument were turned off at 11 p.m. – coinciding with midnight commemorations in Tel Aviv.

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Riccardo Pacifici, president of the Rome Jewish Community, recalled that Human Rights Watch has defined Gilad’s continued forced isolation a case of torture now lasting four years. He noted the “significant absence” of Amnesty International representatives at the commemoration, among others.