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PM Bibi Netanyahu Meets Chilean Miners, Talks about Gilad Shalit

02 Mar

Richard Villarroel (R), one of the 33 Chilean miners, who survived a grueling 69-day ordeal trapped in a caved-in gold and copper mine in Chile, pose with his wife and baby for a picture with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a meeting in his Jerusalem office on March 2,2011 as the miners finish a week long visit to the Christian holy sites in Israel and Palestinian territories. (Photo by MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)

 

 

JERUSALEM, March 2, 2011 (KATAKAMI.COM) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Wednesday with the Chilean miners who are visiting Israel after their rescue in October from a collapsed mine, Israel National News reported on Wednesday (3/2/2011).

Netanyahu spoke to the miners about the plight of kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Shalit, who was snatched by Gaza terrorists in 2006 and has not been granted visits from international observers.


The Chilean miners, who survived a grueling 69-day ordeal trapped in a caved-in gold and copper mine in Chile, hold their national flag and pose for a picture with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) at his office in Jerusalem on March 2,2011 as the miners finish a week long visit to the Christian holy sites in Israel and Palestinian territories. (Photo by MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)

 

 

“Our goal is to free him from the depths of the earth, to bring Gilad home,” Netanyahu said. Israel makes efforts to secure Shalit’s freedom every day, he added.

When asked if he believes that Shalit will be freed during his term, the prime minister said, “I hope so.”   (*)

 
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