Tomorrow (on Shabbat) is the 23rd birthday of Gilad Shalit.
How terrible that he has spent his last three years in captivity.
How terrible that Hamas refuses to allow contact with the Red Cross or any independent agency.
As a mother, as a human being, I absolutely cannot fathom what his family must be feeling - but my heart is so heavy for them.
The Twitter community "celebrated" Gilad's birthday on Thursday (because his birthday is on Shabbat) with "Tweet4Shalit" - which broke into the Trending Topics. Perhaps this kind of awareness will help bring Gilad home.
Happy birthday, Gilad.
May your return come speedily and may your next birthday find you at home, surrounded by family and friends.