The family of Gilad Shalit never asked the government to free terrorists, father Noam Shalit said Tuesday, addressing the Jerusalem Conference.
“We fought for our son’s life, and anyone else would have done the same,” he said. “We did not demand that the government free even a single terrorist. We asked the government to bring Gilad back in whatever way the government chose.”
Shalit noted that his family led activists in attempting to bring pressure on Hamas in order to lower its demands, but that the government had foiled their plans. “We blocked the trucks bringing money to Gaza, but the Israeli government continued to transfer cash,” he recalled.