Hamas 'Military Wing' Releases New Shalit Clip

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GAZA STRIP - The 'military wing' of the Hamas terror group, Izz al-Din al-Kassam Brigades, posted a short video clip depicting captive IDF Cpl. Gilad Shalit in an exploding tank, with an Arabic subtitle that reads, "The illusion is shattering," and the date of his kidnapping: June 25, 2006.

The group released the tape as the kidnapped soldier's parents, Noam and Aviva Shalit, and an estimated 10,000 Israelis embarked on an 11-day trek from their home in the Galilee to Jerusalem.

Shalit's parents have said when they reach Jerusalem, they will not return home until the government secures their son's release in a prisoner swap with his captors.

The terror group has demanded the release of 1,000 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for Shalit.

Click here to view the videoclip.

Two months ago, Hamas produced an animated cartoon depicting Noam Shalit as a scraggly old man wandering the streets in search of Gilad. At the end of the clip, he awakes screaming at the sight of his son's body being returned in a coffin.

In an interview with Israel Radio on Friday, top Hamas operative Mahmoud al-Zahar said he had no new information about Shalit nor did he know if he was still in Gaza.

Rallies on behalf of Shalit took place in Europe, the U.S. and Israel last week on the fourth anniversary of his kidnapping. In Rome, the lights at the Colosseum were turned off as were the lights around Jerusalem's Old City walls.

New Yorkers participated in "The True Freedom Flotilla" in boats that sailed around the Statue of Liberty and past United Nations headquarters.


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