Tuesday, October 11, 2011

M is for maybe, MAYBE Gilad is coming home!

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With great excitement our news media are right now beginning to announce that Gilad Schalit might soon be released!
Apparently Egypt has finally succeeded in negotiating a prisoner exchange deal.
Israel will release more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for our kidnapped soldier.
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Prime Minister Netanyahu has summoned his ministers to Jerusalem for a government meeting this evening, within the hour.
Let's hope and pray it really happens!
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The photo shows Noam Schalit, Gilad's father, last May. He and Gilad's mother have been sitting in their protest tent on the busy street corner next to the Prime Minister's residence for the past year.
Israel Television is right now showing the parents with the first traces of little smiles, with guarded optimism. The first time in five years that we have seen a smile on their worried faces.
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(This M for MAYBE! is for ABC Wednesday.)
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26 comments:

Jacob said...

We shall keep our fingers crossed in anticipation of a happy ending!

Robin said...

*whispers a fervent wish that the day has finally come*

ChrisJ said...

Praying with you, too.

Roger Owen Green said...

hope it works out!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Elena said...

I would not know who this young man is if not for you (forgive me, I live in that country where we hardly ever hear about stuff that doesn't happen to us) When I saw the headline, I could not beleive it! And he looks so young--only a few years older than my nephew. Saying a prayer that his family will know the joy of his homecoming.

Kay said...

I sure hope Gilad is able to return home. He is lucky to have parents who have been tenacious in their efforts to gain his release.

crystal said...

I hope all goes well - the news seems to think it will happen.

Patsy said...

Oh! I hope it is so.

Spiderdama said...

I hope and pray that he can come home soon!

mrsnesbitt said...

ABc Wednesday brings home the many issues going on around the world we would not have known about. Offering our prayers too, Dina xxxx

ρομπερτ said...

what moving an entry. wishing you all the very best and a happy ending. please.

FrankandMary said...

I have been keeping up to date on this as well. It does appear it will be happening. ~Mary

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

Dina! I thank the Lord so much for finally bringing me to a Daily Photo Blog about Israel! I personally love Israel being a Christian and I would really want to see it someday! The Philippines are truly praying for Israel and I am personally praying for your soldier! Hope it works out well! I know God has a will!

I would definitely be back here often! God has led me here!

Greetings from the Philippines!
Steven^^

Theanne and Baron said...

prayers for his safe return to his parents

Sara Lorayne said...

We are all watching, and praying this will truly happen at last.

Kay said...

When you wrote that Israel might release 1,000 prisoners for the 1 soldier I thought you might be exaggerating. Tif just read that article to me in the Chicago Trib. Wow!

Cloudia said...

fervent prayers that it be so!!!!

Rob and Mandy said...

M is for Mazel tov!

Pietro said...

It was high time he was released!
I'm praying for him.

cieldequimper said...

That would be brilliant.

Makes you think about what 1000 and one lives are worth, though...

Reader Wil said...

The news was also in my newspaper on the front page. Wonderful! Congrats!

Meryl said...

Let's pray Gilad will be freed. Amazing how the world never seems to pick up on the difference 'life' means the value a life holds in varous cultures.

VP said...

Not the best way to get his freedom, but the guy and his family really deserve this.

Marie said...

This is great news. As you know, he is French also.....

Scriptor Senex said...

Let us hope Maybe becomes Marvellous!

nathalie, Avignon said...

We heard a lot about this in the news here yesterday. I haven't heard anything today. Fingers crossed !