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Gilad Shalit

Gilad Shalit was born in 1986 in Nahariya, a city in northern Israel. When he was two years old, his parents, Noam and Aviva Shalit, moved to the nearby village of Mitzpe Hila. Neighbors and friends describe Gilad as well-mannered, shy, and very close to his family.

After graduating from his local high school with honors, Gilad was drafted into the Israeli Defense Forces in July 2005. Although pre-army medical tests showed that he had a less-than-robust physical constitution (and he therefore was eligible for a low-risk assignment), he nonetheless chose to serve in a combat unit, following in the footsteps of his older brother, Yoel.

Taken captive

Gilad Shalit served in an IDF Armored Corps unit that was posted to a base in southern Israel close to the Gaza Border. In the early dawn on June 25, 2006, eight heavily armed Palestinian terrorists used an underground tunnel to cross into Israel from Gaza. In an explosion of gunfire and rockets, the terrorists ambushed several areas on Gilad’s base. One of the rockets hit the rear of a tank carrying four soldiers, one of whom was Gilad Shalit. Two soldiers were killed, and two, including Gilad, were wounded. With the ongoing attack as cover, the terrorists – members of Hamas – snatched Gilad from the tank and carried him back across the border. Most commentators believe that the raid’s goal was to kidnap a soldier.

Gilad was held captive by Hamas for five years. In a gross violation of international law and all standards of human decency, his captors refused to allow the Red Cross to visit him, did not let him contact his family, and did not provide reliable information on his physical condition throughout the 1,941 days of his captivity. Hamas made it clear that he was a bargaining chip: For his release, they demanded that Israel free hundreds of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails, including convicted terrorists and murderers.

Finally freed

In October 2011, news broke that a prisoner swap agreement had finally been reached between the Israeli government and Hamas leadership. In return for the release of Gilad Shalit, Israel would free 1,027 “security prisoners,” a term used for those Palestinians arrested for terrorism-related activities. Among them, 280 actively participated in murdering Israelis.

On the morning of October 18, 2011, Shalit was taken from the Gaza Strip into Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula and then driven to Israel’s Vineyard of Peace border crossing. From there, he was flown by helicopter to Tel Nof Air Base in Israel, where he was reunited with his family – parents Noam and Aviva, brother Yoel, and sister Hadas. Though Shalit showed signs of malnutrition and lack of sunlight, initial examinations showed he was in reasonably good health.

After the family made their way to their home in Mitzpe Hila, Gilad’s father Noam told the press, “The first thing that we did when Gilad came home was have a family meal after a very long day.” The family also released a statement to the public, asking, “We now need to exhibit patience, and allow Gilad – after 1,941 days – to return to daily life at his own rate.”

What do you think?

  • Jewels
    May 19, 2013
    6:41 pm
     

    IF ANYONE STILL LOOKS AT THIS SITE.. CAN YOU PLEEEZE UPDATE NEWS ON GILAD FOR US ????
    SOMETHING RECENT LIKE JAN.-MARCH 2013 .
    THANKS
    WOULD LOVE TO KNOW HOW HE IS AND IF HE EVER GOT MARRIED YET

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  • willjort
    April 14, 2013
    2:18 pm
     

    my the blessing flow forth from heavens gate upon ISREAL and those held captive by those who live in darkness

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  • Putra
    May 18, 2012
    10:40 am
     

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  • Rebecca
    March 8, 2012
    7:32 pm
     

    We flew our Israeli flag, in America, the day Gilad was taken. We endured cross burnings and a rock with “JEW” on it thrown through our window. Nothing compared to what Gilad went through.

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  • Will Milano
    February 23, 2012
    3:19 pm
     

    Our band demoed off a new song for Gilad Shalit, titled, “GILAD”. It can be viewed at http://www.myspace.com/thesinpage

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  • Richard
    February 21, 2012
    11:33 pm
     

    Welcome home Gilad! “Many are saying of my soul,’There is no deliverance for him in God’ But Thou, O Lord, art a shield about me, My glory and the One who lifts my head.” Psalm 3:1 Shalom Mishpachah!

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  • Betty
    February 16, 2012
    3:15 pm
     

    God tells us that l Gilad is worth more than 2000 palestinians. Praise the Lord.

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  • Daphna-Judith
    December 9, 2011
    7:53 pm
     

    Gilad Yakar: Unquestionable thankd to G-d for your safe return to Israel. You are a living example of CHAZAK VE AMATZ. All Israel is so proud of your courage and so are all Jews in the world. I am an Israel American.You are special and deserve a safe, healthy and secure future. Take time to heal, nourish heart and soul and really come back to yourself. YOU MADE IT. G_D WAS WITH YOU. May you be blessed in the days ahead.

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  • Mathew
    November 13, 2011
    10:13 pm
     

    Glorify Our Lord and Saviour JESUS CHIRST for Gilad’s and for his safe return to home.
    May the Lord Bless the people of Israel and protect them under the shade of His wings.

    from India

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  • Magda
    October 28, 2011
    8:38 am
     

    ADONAY BLESS YOU GILAD,SHALOM FROM ROMANIAN,EUROPE.

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  • Ruth
    October 11, 2011
    1:49 am
     

    Well, Gilad, simply put is God’s chosen. As Psalm 105:15 says, “Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm”. People don’t understand, God is serious when he talks about not touching his chosen. If anyone wants to join me, I’m doing a 21 day fast along with some powerful scripture reading and prayer. Please consult your physician before fasting. It just breaks my heart to look at Gilad’s picture. Gilad you’ll be set free soon. I claim it in Jesus’s name. AMEN and AMEN.

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  • Heather
    September 22, 2011
    3:16 pm
     

    I am a mother of a young man. My heart breaks for Gilad’s mother and her tears. I will remember Gilad in my prayers. May G_d keep and protect him.

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  • Janet
    September 3, 2011
    4:58 am
     

    We can rest assurd that God will take care of Gilad. I agree with Dee God will work as Only HE can

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  • Dee
    September 1, 2011
    7:05 pm
     

    Remember Joseph and his captivity. God put him in place for wonderous works. Pray.

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  • Nicholaus
    August 5, 2011
    6:36 am
     

    GILAD SHALAT, Our GOD says’ I lone am the Lord your GOD. No other god may share my glory; I will not let idols share my praise’ GOD IS UNDER CONTROL

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  • Intuitive messages C.
    August 4, 2011
    3:38 pm
     

    Pray without ceasing

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  • rita
    July 16, 2011
    11:47 am
     

    take courage Gilad, our thoughts and prayers are
    with you, the Lord hears our prayers He will give you strength and fill you with peace, for He is with you always. You and your family are in our prayers. God Bless

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    • Carol
      July 23, 2011
      10:10 pm
       

      God is with Gilad. Stand with Israel! Those that bless Israel will be blessed!

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  • Deditha
    July 16, 2011
    3:03 am
     

    It is tragic when there are some people who are on the devil side, who love to disobey God”s commandment not to kill, not to rob, not to commit adultery, not to covet , not to dishonor parents, not

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  • JEFF
    July 5, 2011
    1:10 pm
     

    AS A FORMER MEMBER OF THE ARMED SERVICES, (US NAVY F/1982-1985) I SPENT SOME TIME AWAY FROM FAMILY AND LOVED ONES. IT CAN BE VERY LONLEY WITHOUT THEM, SO I CAN IMAGINE HOW HE FEELS. BUT ONLY A FRACTION OF IT AS I WAS NOT A CAPTIVE TO ANYTHING BUT MY OWN CONVICTIONS. FORTUNATLY, MY EYES ARE OPEN AND I HAVE BEEN FREED OF THEM BY OUR LORD JESUS! BLESS HIM MOST HIGH AND GLORY TO HIM AND THE FATHER.I BEG OF YOU O LORD TO PLEASE,PLEASE PLEASE, PLEASE END HIS CAPTIVITY AND BRING HIM HOME SAFE AND SOUND TO HIS FAMILY. I WOULD VOLUNTEER TO GO AND FIGHT FOR HIM AND HIS RELEASE FROM THE COWARDS WHO HAVE NO RIGHT DO THIS DETESTABLE ACT, BUT THE LORD HAS PLANS FOR ME HERE AT HOME, AND I MUST DO MY PART. I PRAY FOR HIS CONTINUED COURAGE THROUGH YOU LORD. PLEASE STAY WITH HIM ALWAYS, AND STRENGTHEN HIM AND HIS FAMILY AS YOU HAVE DONE FOR ME AND MY FAMILY. MAY HIS FAMILY RECEIVE THE LORDS BLESSING AND HE BE RETURNED TO THEM. MY THE GODLESS CURS WHO ABDUCTED HIM EITHER OPEN THEIR EYES TO THE LORDS WILL AND RELEASE HIM, OR HAVE JUSTICE DONE TO THEM THROUGH THE LORD. MAY GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU SAFE GILAD! BE BRAVE MY BROTHER, FOR THE LORD WILL BE HERE SOON! WE WILL ALL MEET IN IN NEW JERUSALEM AND CELLEBRATE. PEACE TO YOU AND ALL MY BREATHERN IN FAITH! SHALOM, AND SALUD!

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  • VIVIAN
    June 30, 2011
    11:59 pm
     

    SHALOM, MY WHITE DOVE, MY PALE BUZZARD, MY GILAD, TO YOU I SAY, RETURN HOME SOUND AND SAFE, IN THE NAME OF JESHUA MASHIAH. SHALOM.

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  • Cheryl
    June 30, 2011
    5:38 pm
     

    I pray everday that Gilad Shalit will be released. I hope people in Canada will do the same.

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  • Jackie
    June 30, 2011
    5:00 pm
     

    I agree w/ the 1st comment – Pray & fast, a corporate fast (many peoples) would be even better. Don’t wait for the UN or the US President to do anything – they won’t.

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  • Maria
    June 30, 2011
    3:13 pm
     

    There are many friend of Israel gathered together, here, to pray for your son, Gilad Shalit. So we claim Jesus’ promise so that His name may be glorified in Israel. In Matthew 18:20, Jesus promises to hear us – “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”
    My prayer is that Gilad and his family, also take comfort in this promise in Psalms.
    Psalms 91:1, 9, 11, 16 – He that dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty
    Because you have made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, your habitation;
    For he shall give his angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways;
    With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation.

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  • seema
    June 30, 2011
    1:26 pm
     

    AS PETER WAS VISITED BY ANGEL OF DELIVERANCE SO BE GILAD RELEASED MIRACULOUSLY, MOTHER OF GILAD IF U R MEDICALLY FIT I REQUEST U TO GO INTO 3 DAYS DRY FAST N AS U FAST KEEP CLAIMING WORD OF GOD

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  • El Senior Tomas
    June 30, 2011
    1:06 pm
     

    Israelis should have captured Hamas leaders 4 years ago, and should have held them until they release Shalit. Mossad could have done it,
    Use same method they use. Teach them a lesson.

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    • simin
      June 30, 2011
      5:17 pm
       

      Eye for an eye. We should capture one of their leaders and demand release of Gilad

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  • Gershon
    June 30, 2011
    12:58 pm
     

    גלד
    ברכך יהוה וישמרך
    יאר יהוה פניו אליך ויחנך
    ישר יהוה פניו אליך וישמ לך שלומ
    גרשן

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  • Gershon
    June 30, 2011
    12:14 pm
     

    Gilad,
    The Lord Bless you and keep you.
    The Lord cause his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you
    The Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.
    I pray for you to be released. Gershon.

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    • Mary D
      July 1, 2011
      12:10 am
       

      I join with you in the Aaronic Blessing for Gilad & for some time have been praying Tehillim 121 for him also. I have recently also added The ‘Tau’ from Tehillim 119 & also Teh 120 too.

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  • Hala
    June 30, 2011
    12:13 pm
     

    “The Lord your God will reverse your captivity and have pity on you. He will turn and gather you from all the peoples among whom he6 has scattered you ”

    (Deuteronomy 30: 3)

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  • michael
    June 29, 2011
    11:17 am
     

    I believe many Christian’s would be willing to go to Jerusalem as Mercenary’s to fight against the Enemies of Israel if their needed/invited. I would rather go down with God’s Chosen People if it come’s to that than to be in this world without them.May God Bless and keep His people from all harm.

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    • justin
      June 30, 2011
      5:08 am
       

      michael, im with you mate. on many occasions i have wished i could go to israel and stand firm with them, im and aussie christian, and as the bible says the jews are the apple of his eye and revenge shall be his. i feel for all the jews they are in a spiritual war with satan, and the dau is coming when Jesus Christ will defeat him.

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    • Melissa
      November 8, 2012
      11:59 pm
       

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  • RALPH
    June 23, 2011
    11:55 pm
     

    HEAVENLY FATHER HOLY SPIRIT JESUS CHRIST,I PRAY TO YOU THAT YOU WILL PROTECT THIS YOUNG MAN AND FIND A WAY FOR HIS RELEASE AND GIVE HIS FAMILY PEACE OF MIND KNOWING THAT THEIR SON IS IN YOUR HANDS

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    • raymond
      June 26, 2011
      8:37 am
       

      Ralph i never meet you but god bless you and keep you i pray that jesus will help you and secure a release for very soon, dios te bendige means god bless you in spanish.

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  • George
    June 21, 2011
    9:35 am
     

    Pray and fast, my brothers and sisters…

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    • ZSweet
      March 30, 2012
      8:35 am
       

      Like most Israelis, you don’t register what Israel does to Gaza. Immediately after Shalit was resealed, the IDF began killing 10, 20 Gazans a day, bombing the daylights out of them. We imposed a siege

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    • Las
      March 30, 2012
      12:31 pm
       

      What is particularly tilelng is the fact that they have been willing to let their people who Israel has agreed to release to continue sitting in prison. I still maintain that there is pressure Israel

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  • Colleen
    June 4, 2011
    9:06 am
     

    May the Lords child Gilad be strenthened now and all the days to come until his release. May the LORD GOD of Israel redeem him work through him. May the bonds of imprisonment be broken and God be glorified. May Gods angels show themselves to Gilad night and day just as they did with Daniel in the lions den. God will show himself to be merciful and mighty. I pray Gilad and his family receives a word from the LORD that will confirm and strengthen!

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  • Cyprian
    May 27, 2011
    6:00 am
     

    Oh God divinely intervene in this matter, free your son, and increase the faith of your your people through this.

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  • Sessi
    May 12, 2011
    12:32 pm
     

    I will keep praying for him.At the same time,I appeal to President Obama *(I know he has a kind heart),the U.N.Secretaty-General,Ban ki Moon, and others who might be of assistance to do their best in this regard in ensuring his swift release.

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  • Adeline
    May 9, 2011
    2:49 pm
     

    President OBama you want my vote in 2012 then you MUST help this young man and family. You MUST stand with Israel. Get him home. You believe in justice, well we love and believe in justice and Israel and Gilad.

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  • Gretchen
    May 7, 2011
    7:09 pm
     

    I am a mother who has a son that studies in Israel. I do not know how you can bear it. I will pray everyday for his safe return. Where is the government? Israel needs to just go get him back!!!!

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  • Brenda
    April 16, 2011
    5:59 am
     

    Nethanyahu MUST get serious about getting Gilad back NOW.Not just words but action.
    Where is the Red Cross???

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  • Paul
    April 14, 2011
    1:18 am
     

    Check out meetgilad.com – its a great new campaign!

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  • ESTRELLA
    March 27, 2011
    11:22 pm
     

    HAMAS DOSN”T WANT PEACE.ISRAEL NEED TO CHANGE THEIR STRATEGY.GILAD DONT LOSE YOUR HOPE!!!!!! BE STRONG.ESTRELLA FROM HOUSTON-TEXAS.

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  • june
    March 6, 2011
    7:59 pm
     

    Ban Ki-Moon DO SOMETHING… That is your job and do it nOW !!!!!!!

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  • martin
    March 6, 2011
    7:52 pm
     

    Enough is enough.. Pres. Abbas has to help. Where is the UN..?? ?Members of Hamas start doing the right Qu’ran way !! show us you have humanity..

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  • tracy
    February 26, 2011
    12:31 am
     

    this brings tears to my eyes but i feel God’s presence in my tears. May the LOvE of our Heavenly Father surround this child and keep him. God Bless Gilad.

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  • Connie
    February 24, 2011
    3:09 pm
     

    G_d does not give us a spirit of fear but a spirit of faith. He allowed Joseph to be carried down into Egypt to make preparations for the future of Israel! His arm is not shortened. He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. The same G_d that delivered Joseph and took him from the pits of a prison one day and placed him into a position over the Pharoah’s kingdom the next knows exactly where Gilad is and what his needs are at this very moment. HE retains the same Power! I pray Gilad will have spiritual strength and be prepared for however our G_d may choose to use him! To G_d be the glory. – I am a Mom of a U.S. career soldier who has just returned from his 3rd tour of duty in the Mid-east. I have tried to prepare myself mentally for the possibilities and challenges associated with my son being a soldier. So I believe I know a small measure of the daily uncertaintys Gilad’s family must be facing with this ongoing battle of faith. Pray without ceasing – and trust – G_d loves him even more – with an unfathomable love.

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  • christian
    September 5, 2010
    6:39 pm
     

    I am a Christian.I pray daily for my brother Gilad.That he will find grace in the eyes of his enemies like Joseph and Daniel and that the ALMIGHTY will deliver him back to his family and country,whole and with a sound mind.The children of Israel are my beloved brothers and sisters and I will stand with them always.

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  • grace
    August 25, 2010
    12:26 pm
     

    I don’t know what happen to Gilad, but one thing I know: he is in God’s hand. that is important than anything. The enemy can hurt his body, but love of Jesus Christ is full fill in his heart, make him always rejoice. JESUS CHRIST ALWAYS WITH U, GILAD!

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  • JacquelineJanvier
    July 22, 2010
    6:58 pm
     

    I pray for Gilad Shilat to come home quickly and safely to his family and friends. I will pray for Gilad and his family each day. GOD BLESS.

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  • Ellen
    July 22, 2010
    10:15 am
     

    One soldier and how many Palestinians?

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  • Shirley
    July 8, 2010
    10:08 am
     

    I pray for Gilad Shilat, that the Lord will surround him with his love, comfort, & protection for whatever he has to endure. He is being used as a tool by Israel’s enemy. I have 3 grown sons & would be horrified if they were in Gilad’s position. Our God is in control of all things, & I Stand for Israel.

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  • Barbara
    July 3, 2010
    5:15 pm
     

    We serve a Perfect God. Gilad is in the Palm
    of His Holy Hands. We will not forget your
    son and soon he will be home with His
    Family. I pray Psalm 91 over Gilad. He is
    in the Shadow of the Most High!!! Shalom

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  • Karen
    June 30, 2010
    8:45 pm
     

    We also are praying for his return to his family for God’s glory II Chronicles 7:14 and that we may rejoice together. God bless & keep us in His care.

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  • Donna
    June 28, 2010
    2:59 pm
     

    Oh most Holy and Almighty Lord God, I humbly pray with the rest of your body in asking that you move in a mighty way on Gilad’s behalf–rescue him, keep him safe, take care of him. I realize whatever your will is to be will be and I petition you for his safe return home Father and thank you for your mercy, grace and always caring for us in a mighty and loving way–on behalf of Gilad I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ my savoir Amen,

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  • Nikki
    June 28, 2010
    9:59 am
     

    You’re right John. The Lord tells us “Where 2 or 3 gather in my name, there am I with them,.” With so many praying together, we can be assured that He is there with us, and with Gilad. Keep praying for Gilad’s safety, and his release, and also pray that he does not lose hope, but clings to God for strength and courage.

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  • John
    June 28, 2010
    12:45 am
     

    Do the captors realize what they have created? God’s loving people praying in unison. What Power! The captors powers is minute’ when compared with almighty God. May this bring Glory to God!!!

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  • clarence
    June 26, 2010
    11:25 am
     

    When the Prophet Daniel was thrown into the Lions den YWYH shut the mouths of the lion till those who threw him in were thrown in themselves. The Lord sees the end from the begining and will not let the guitly go unpunsihed. As Paul through the power of the Holy SPIRIT change the lives of those who inprisoned him, may it be that Gilad by the mercies of YWWH be able to touch many Hamas terrorist that they give up and leave Hamas totally and become friends and voices for Jesus Christ in the Gaza strip. AMEN

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  • Jose
    June 26, 2010
    6:22 am
     

    God Bless you all. I will praye for Gilad and his family. “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of Jehovah, He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in whom I trust. Psalms 91:1-2.

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  • olga
    June 25, 2010
    5:33 pm
     

    I pray for the peace of Israel and may the Holy Spirit be with Gilad.

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  • Jake
    June 25, 2010
    5:32 pm
     

    Gliad Shalit will never be forgotten. As long as injustice and tyranny reigns supreme in Gaza, we shall fight for his freeedom.

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  • Doreen
    June 25, 2010
    11:20 am
     

    I will pray for Gilad and his family. Nothing is impossible with Jesus Christ. I pray the Lord will wrap his arms around Gilad and his family and let them feel his ever presence, protection and love for them.

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  • Joan
    June 25, 2010
    9:22 am
     

    I pray for Gilad everyday and will continue to do so. My heart breaks for him and his family but I know the Great and Mighty LORD will deliver him. I pray Gilad feels the arms of JESUS around him every day and that JESUS CHRIST will deliver him from his enemies….I also pray for his guards and that GOD will soften their hearts toward Gilad and that NO harm will come to him. I pray GOD’s Mighty Hand over Gilad. In JESUS Mighty Name I pray.

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  • Jason
    June 25, 2010
    9:01 am
     

    I will pray for Gilad. I wish I could do more, like go get him myself, but I wouldn’t know where to start, so I will continue to pray for his safe return.

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    • Larry
      June 26, 2010
      1:56 pm
       

      I also wish that I could do something personally myself. I know that the government of Israel cares dearly for all of their people but why hasn’t the IDF gotten this fallen soldier back. God has blessed Israel with the best intelligence of any military and this job should have been done by now. Lets remember to pray for the IDF.

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  • Eddie M.
    June 25, 2010
    8:36 am
     

    I always pray for peace in Israel, now I will pray for Gilad also, there is nothing hard for God or too hard for God. I urge everyone to pray for peace in Israel.

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  • anne
    June 25, 2010
    7:38 am
     

    I believe what God did for Daniel in the lions den, He and His angels will do no less for His Son Gilad.

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  • Terry
    June 25, 2010
    6:49 am
     

    I pray right now that for Gilad’s safe return to his homeland and family. In Jesus’ name. Amen

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  • sylvia
    June 25, 2010
    6:19 am
     

    The pen is mightier than the sword, get writing to mps, senators, prime ministers, your reps in the e.u. presidents, everyone in powerful positions and ask what they are going to do about it.
    This is shameful behaviour from the Palestinians and even more shameful from world governments and the powers that be.
    All that is required for evil to flourish is that good men do nothing.

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  • deloris
    June 25, 2010
    5:24 am
     

    praying for you , the family, your son gilad , have been praying for some time now , may the Lord bless and keep you is my prayer,shalom

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  • Rita
    June 25, 2010
    5:11 am
     

    May these years he has been kept prisoner not be without fruit, may his captors become captives and may they repent of their evil. May all that is going on with him, although difficult and painful, not be for nothing. God is in control at all times and He can turn evil for good, just like He did during the times of Joseph.

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  • Ching-yin
    June 25, 2010
    2:55 am
     

    I am praying for this child of the Living God. I have faith that Gilad is alive because the Living God is alive. Those who say the Promised Nation must be destroyed are living in fantasy. i pray that the people of God will triumph in the face of daunting hatred for the people of God. Be courageous!!!

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  • Robert
    June 25, 2010
    12:56 am
     

    Lord, we do pray for this precious young man, he being one of your most beloved people. First we thank you because You are above ALL authority and power. Your Name is above every name. We, your people love you and ask you not only to keep this dear young man Gilad under the shadow of your wings but also to accomplish Your heart desire in and through Him for the glory of Your precious Name.

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  • Jodi
    June 24, 2010
    11:03 pm
     

    I will trust my Amazing Awesome God that He hears our prayers and has already begun His work for His glory and Gilad’s purpose. God says we love Him when we obey Him. Gilad is a man who is obedient to God. God says to live at peace whenever possible, Gilad tried his best to bring peace to his fellow citizens. Mr. and Mrs. Shalit and family, I pray with all my heart for peace for you knowing your son is fulfilling his purpose in God’s plan. I hope you find great comfort in that. Not only was he living life for God and everyone around him, but he is still working for God because this is causing many to pray on his behalf and that means we are all in agreement. Where two or more are gathered in His name, He is there. Praise God from Whom all blessings flow. God is faithful because that is Who He is, not just what He does.
    May God bless you and your family greatly, in Jesus’ Name.
    With all my heart I thank you for raising a caring and wonderful son.

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  • Patsy
    June 24, 2010
    9:03 pm
     

    My family and I continue to pray for Gilad and for his family.

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  • zenas
    June 24, 2010
    8:36 pm
     

    while I pray for Gilad’s sooner return to his lobveones, It behoove us to remember also that the Lord will act at his own time always for his glory. Let us therfore praise him for his kindness and for controlling all the events in these very wonderful world. Praise be always to the Lord.

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  • Glenda
    June 24, 2010
    8:31 pm
     

    I do pray for Gilad every day, I know that G_D in his infinite wisdom is with Gilad every day. I read Gilad’s book today that he wrote when he was a child. I only wish that the world would look through the eyes of that innocent child and that the shark and the fish could co-exist in a peaceful world.

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  • karin
    June 24, 2010
    8:02 pm
     

    I have been praying for Gilad since his capture. I pray that our G-d of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob would reveal HImslef to both Gilad and his captors. I pray that his captors be moved by the Holy Spirit of G-d to assist Gilad in returning home to his family and nation so that Gilad can give all glory to our Master. With G-d, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE, and I’m praying for a miraclulous return. I’m also praying for all Western World Leaders to MAKE THEIR VOICES HEARD and demand this young man’s release.

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  • Marinette
    June 24, 2010
    7:09 pm
     

    I pray God to send His angels to strengthen and protect Gilad, and to encourage him. God will never forsake or abandon His children, He is the same yesterday, today and forever. I pray God that He may also strengthen Gilad’s family in this time of crisis, that they may not lose faith, God is good and in His time He will provide. God is faithful and do hear the prayers of His children.

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  • Genevieve
    June 24, 2010
    6:12 pm
     

    Dear Mishpochah of Gilad,
    Our Father in heaven, May your name be sanctified. May your Kingdom be blessed. Your will shall be done in heaven and on earth. Give us our bread continually. Forgive us the debt of our sins as we forgive the debt of those who sin against us. Do not bring us into the hands of a test, and protect us all from evil. Amen. YAHWEH has not left Gilad for a moment, no more that He has left you his loves ones. Keep your faith, and rejoice in the sense of security that is yours.

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  • Cheryl
    June 24, 2010
    5:52 pm
     

    I pray that God protects Gilad under His wings with His Angels as He watches over him. Psalm 91:11. No weapon formed against him shall prosper in the name of Jesus. Isaiah 54:17. He will be released very soon When God’s time is ready.

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  • Donna
    June 24, 2010
    3:30 pm
     

    HAVE FAITH IN GOD!! Gilad is NOT alone. He is wrapped in the wings of God. God hears fervent prayer. Trust in Him.

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    • Mark
      June 24, 2010
      9:15 pm
       

      I cannot imagine what this man is going though. I hope he will be set free soon so that we can know his thoughts about this experience and gain some insight into anything that could make Jerusalem a more peaceful place. I know good will come out of this situation.

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  • Renee
    June 24, 2010
    3:13 pm
     

    I know this is a difficult time for the family of Gilad. I pray that the Almighty God will surround you with his love and give you peace. I will continue to pray for Gilad’s strength, endurance and protection. My prayer is that God will move quickly for his return to his family.

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  • Darlene
    June 24, 2010
    2:55 pm
     

    It has to be extremely difficult for Gilad and his family. i know the LORD has heard our prayers..HE will work in HIS time and for HIS glory. We must continue to pray every day for Gilad.

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  • kathleen
    June 24, 2010
    2:53 pm
     

    I pray psalm 91 over Gilad and stand in agreement for his swift an safe return.
    He Shall Give His Angels Charge Over Thee – Psalm 91

    He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
    I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
    Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
    He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
    Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
    Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
    A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
    Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
    Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
    There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
    For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
    They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
    Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
    Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
    He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
    With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation.

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  • Elizabeh
    May 4, 2010
    4:24 pm
     

    I am a mother of 8 children, 3 of which are boys & I feel for Gilad’s family. I will pray for him daily. I am a supporter of this ministry. Also it behooves me more, that I may have Jewish roots through my mother who passed away & never would talk about her ancestry. Gilad is a brave young man, & The Lord is good all the time, & He will keep his chosen ones from harm & protect Israel always!!! As long as The Lord permits me I will give to my Jewish ministries. And of course always pray for Israel & also my beloved USA.

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  • Ronit
    May 1, 2010
    9:08 pm
     

    ‘The eye of the L-rd is upon them that fear Him, upon them that hope in His mercy;’
    L-rd, we stand in awe of You to praise and thank You for Your Love and Faithfulness to Israel throughout all generations, and that You watch over Your Word to perform it. we call upon You now, L-rd, to speak with Gilead, that He would hear Your heart speak to him- bring to his mind Your Words to encourage him-Give him faith-rest in His heart, knowing all Your promises are for him. Help him trust You with all his heart and lean not unto his own understanding. Bring healing to his body, mind, soul, spirit and emotions by Your Spirit. Use Gilead for Your Glory, that all Israel know You are a Covenant keeping G-d and faithul. Keep him in the hollow of Your hand, close to Your heart. L-rd, we have the Promise that before we call, You will answer, and while we are yet speaking, You will hear in Isaiah 65:24. Hear our prayer, L-rd, and release Gilead Shalit.
    we ask in faith believing, knowing You love us, and delight to move on our behalf. we put Gilead into Your hands, and trust in You to deliver him safely and soon to the praise of the glory of Your Grace.

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  • Amin
    May 1, 2010
    9:06 pm
     

    G_d can save Gilad beyond human understanding

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  • Joy
    May 1, 2010
    6:03 pm
     

    I have prayed for your son and have asked our God to place His wonderful hands on Gilad to keep him safe, to keep him well and to return him to his family. Believe me, there is absolutely nothing He can’t do. Bless your hearts. I know it is hard, but when our son was fighting in Iraq, I claimed Psalm 91, so please remain faithful and God will be faithful to you.

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  • Mike
    May 1, 2010
    5:23 pm
     

    Shalom. I am a supporter of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews. It is a privilege to pray for this brave Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit and his family. May “GOD” cause his enemies to set him free soon, safe and in good health.

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  • Patti
    May 1, 2010
    1:39 am
     

    I pray that he will be brought home to his family. God is good and he does answer prayers. He will perform a miracle and return Gilad safely. I pray nightly for Peace in Israel and also around the world. We have to keep our faith in the lord.

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  • Grace
    April 29, 2010
    9:00 pm
     

    I’ve been praying for many, many months for Gilad’s safety. Nothing is too hard for our Almighty God to accomplish.

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  • Edwin
    December 19, 2009
    11:12 pm
     

    Our God is an Omnipotent God who is in control of everything and He will perform a miracle for Gilad to show the world that He is the same God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Israel. May the glorious presence of God Almighty be upon you, Gilad, this day and forever.

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  • Yvonne
    December 10, 2009
    8:53 pm
     

    With God, all things are possible,
    only believe.

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  • Karen
    November 29, 2009
    5:56 pm
     

    Nothing is impossible to God. Those who love Gilad and his family knows the power of our sovereign God. Let us all remember the stories in the bible about Moses, Joseph Daniel and others who were miraculously freed by the God of Abraham, Issac and Jaocob. Gilad is next. Is there anything impossible to God?

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  • Patricia
    November 27, 2009
    11:09 am
     

    I pray that God will protect your son during his time of imprisonment and that one day very soon he will return home to his loved ones. I also pray God will give you the strength to deal with this difficult time in your lives. I will continue to pray until Gilad is released back to you. God is good, keep your faith.

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  • Janet
    November 21, 2009
    8:53 am
     

    In fact it sounds bad, but with the power of God of Israel he will be back.

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    • Karen
      November 29, 2009
      5:59 pm
       

      I agree. God’s power is unstoppable. Let’s continue to pray in faith for Gilad’s safe return.

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    • Theo
      June 24, 2010
      8:01 pm
       

      i believe with all my heart that he will be home soon God is in control and what he says goes meshaik, shadrak and abendigo were sent in the firey furnace only to be protected by God. God is with him and we all will continue to pray. i know i spelled the names wrong forgive me. love all of u

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    • Dianne
      June 25, 2010
      2:21 pm
       

      Our faith and trust is in our ALMIGHTY GOD, and we’re praying for Gilad to be set free. Our prayers are also with his family.

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    • Eva
      June 28, 2010
      12:34 am
       

      Our prayers are with Gilad. We pray God’s continued presence and covering over him. Also that the LORD will wake up the conscience of world leaders to say “Enough”, and to do the right thing regarding this young man and Isreal. Shalom.

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    • John
      July 19, 2010
      6:04 am
       

      “God is able.” “Nothing is to hard for Me.” “I’ve got plans to prosper you and not to harm you.” “What the enemy meant for harm the Lord will turn it around for good.” “Love conquers all.” “One shall put a thousand to flight….” The Lord is healing Jerusalem, binding open wounds, setting the captives free. The Lord will restore Israel and bring back all of her loved ones. When I visited Israel I was sobbing when our plane flew over the Holy Land. The Lord’s annointing and favor is so strong over Israel.

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