By Jonathan Hoffman
June 26, 2011
An article in the JC by Anshel Pfeffer strongly suggests suggests that Amnesty is calling for Gilad Shalit's release.
Amnesty International are planning a public campaign for the fifth anniversary of Gilad Shalit's captivity this weekend. His cousin Hemda Garelick met Amnesty officials in London to discuss details. Members will now be asked to write solidarity letters to parents Noam and Aviva Shalit and collect letters for Shalit himself, which they will ask Hamas authorities to deliver. Amnesty's Deborah Hyams said: "We will raise Gilad's continuing incommunicado detention again during meetings with the Hamas authorities, when we next visit Gaza in three to four months." The Zionist Federation's director of public affairs Stefan Kerner said: "Amnesty have had bad press but this shows they are not as partisan as people might think."
As you were - Amnesty is NOT calling for Shalit's release. Neither - disgustingly is so-called "Rabbis for Human Rights". All they are calling for is for him to have access to his family and to the Red Cross.
Shame on Amnesty International! Shame on Rabbis for Human Rights
Hamas authorities in Gaza must immediately end the cruel and inhuman treatment of Gilad Shalit. Until he is released, they must enable him to communicate with his family and should grant him access to the International Committee of the Red Cross.
B'Tselem - The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories
Bimkom: Planners for Planning Rights
Gisha - Legal Center for Freedom of Movement
Human Rights Watch
International Federation for Human Rights
Palestinian Center for Human Rights, Gaza
Physicians for Human Rights - Israel
Public Committee Against Torture in Israel
Rabbis for Human Rights
The Association for Civil Rights in Israel
Yesh Din - Volunteers for Human Rights
And shame on inaccurate reporting in the JC