Noam Shalit
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Netanyahu, Noam Shalit meet at Knesset

PM visits art exhibit based on story written by captive soldier when he was 11, then invites father for impromptu meeting; Ayalon says Foreign Ministry continuing to press Red Cross to visit Shalit

Benjamin Netanyahu and Noam Shalit held a 10-minute impromptu meeting Monday at the prime minister's chambers at the Knesset in Jerusalem.


Netanyahu ran into Gilad Shalit's father while visiting an art exhibit at the Knesset based on the story “When the Fish and the Shark First Met”, which was penned by the captive soldier when he was 11-years-old.


Noam Shalit, who arrived at the Knesset for another round of meetings with several parliamentarians, including MKs from Labor and Yisrael Beiteinu, said Netanyahu was impressed with the exhibit and called it "touching".


He refused to comment on the meeting with the PM.


Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon (Yisrael Beiteinu) said following the meeting with Shalit that the Foreign Ministry was continuing its efforts to pressure the Red Cross into visiting with the soldier, who was kidnapped into Gaza on June 25, 2006.


פרסום ראשון: 07.27.09, 17:35
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