JERUSALEM, Israel - At a time when the world is pressuring Israel to reach an agreement with the Palestinians, Christian supporters of the Jewish state plan to gather for a solidarity demonstration in Geneva on Tuesday, September 28.
Israel Now TV has helped organize the rally to raise international awareness for the plight of kidnapped Israel Defense Forces Cpl. Gilad Shalit and to expose the anti-Israel bias of the International Red Cross (IRC). Click here to view a video on the rally.
Two days before the demonstration at Geneva's Place des Nation, Israel Now TV plans to set up a "Gilad Booth" where participants can learn more about the IRC's failure to pressure Hamas - the Palestinian faction controlling the Gaza Strip - to comply with international humanitarian law by allowing visits to Shalit.
Representatives of the Jerusalem Institute of Justice, which promotes humanitarian, legal and political rights for all Israeli citizens, will be at the rally to answer questions. Click here to read JIJ's The Red Cross Crosses Red Lines.
Shalit, who was kidnapped by Hamas terrorists in a cross-border attack on June 25, 2005, has been held incommunicado ever since.
The terrorists infiltrated Israel through a tunnel dug under the border and attacked an IDF outpost near the Kerem Shalom crossing. Two soldiers were killed and three wounded, including Shalit.
Two years later, in June 2007, Hamas wrested control of Gaza from its Fatah counterparts in a bloody coup.
Since taking control of the coastal enclave, Hamas has been clamping down on Gaza residents to comply with sharia (Islamic) in all facets of their lives.