A South Korean mission comprised of Buddhist monks and the Nirvana Dance Company visited the Shalit protest tent in Jerusalem, in show of support for the captive solider's family.
The monks offered to pray for Gilad Shalit's safe and quick return. "We do not get involved in politics, but our hearts go out to the family," one of the monks told Ynet.
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Noam and Aviva Shalit with the mission (Photo: Noam Moskowitz)
"As Buddhists, we believe that there is one god for all religions. This can be sensed especially here, in Jerusalem. That's why we thought that praying here will bring good energies to the families, and help in Gilad's release."
The dance company performed a special dance for the family, as well.
Noam Shalit, the captive soldier's father, said that while he did not know if the monks' prayers would bring about the release of his son, "It certainly can't do any harm."
Ahiya Raved contributed to this report
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