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On August 28th, Gilad Shalit will celebrate his 23rd birthday.  However, it looks as if he will not celebrate his birthday with his family and friends; instead, this will be the 4th year that he “celebrates” his birthday while in terrorist captivity.

Israel is working hard to ensure his safe return home.

To raise awareness of Gilad Shalit’s story and to get support for his immediate release, various organizations have created “Tweet4Shalit” an event that will take place on Wednesday, August 26th.

“Tweet4Shalit” is a 24-hour Twitter event in which thousands of people on Twitter will tweet the hashtag #GiladShalit in the hopes of making Gilad a top 10 Twitter “Trending Topic.”

For more information at “Tweet4Shalit,” click here.

Don’t forget to take part in this important event from Wednesday, August 26th at midnight until Thursday, August 27th!

The State of Israel today released 224 Palestinian prisoners, thereby implementing a government decision made on 07 December. The release of prisoners is meant as a measure of building confidence in the moderate government of President Mahmoud Abbas and in the process of negotiations he has undertaken with Israel. Israel’s actions also send the message that the pursuit of terrorism and violence cannot achieve anything. Today’s prisoner release comes in honor of the Eid al-Adha holiday and in deference to the high priority given to this issue within Palestinian society. The Jerusalem Post has further information on these developments.