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Parents of seized soldier get letter

June 10, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

The parents of an Israeli soldier held by Hamas-allied militants received a letter from him, delivered by representatives of former President Carter.

Cpl. Gilad Shalit was captured near the Gaza Strip border almost two years ago.

Hamas handed over the letter as part of a promise it gave Carter during a meeting in April. The Carter Center said the letter arrived at its Ramallah office Sunday and was delivered to Shalit's parents, Noam and Aviva. The contents of the letter were not divulged.

The center said Carter would try to arrange for a return letter to be sent from Shalit's parents to their son.

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