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  Sivan 26, 5767 , 12/07/07

Web Site Shut Down for 5 Minutes for Return of Soldiers

Leading Israeli Internet web sites plan to shut down operations for five minutes at 9:05 a.m. (2:05 a.m. EDT) Thursday in order to promote public awareness of the lack of information on the fate of kidnapped IDF soldiers Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev.

Hizbullah terrorists kidnapped the soldiers a year ago today during a cross-border attack on IDF positions, setting off the war that lasted for almost five weeks. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert stated at the outset that the war would end only after the soldiers were returned but later backed down from his position, when it became evident that the IDF and Home Front Command were not prepared for the massive attacks, that included 4,000 rockets on the Galilee.

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