Sunday, July 2
IDF units massed alongside Gaza Strip. (Photo: AFP)
Kidnapped IDF Cpl. Gilad Shalit is still alive, suffering from wounds to an arm and minor stomach area "scratches," and is still being held in the southern Gaza strip, according to the Saturday night midnight update on Israel Channel One television.
Correspondent Yoav Limor, quoting IDF sources, said Shalit had received medical care from a Palestinian doctor. His flak jacket was reportedly found hanging along the fence near where he was abducted, stained with small blood spots.
More here on Hamas' demands for his safe return to Israel.
Meanwhile, "U.S. President George W. Bush said on Saturday that freeing abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Corporal Gilad Shalit was "key" to ending the crisis in Gaza, the White House said."