The campaign to free kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Shalit has taken on a new angle as several organizations band together to pressure Hamas. The latest campaign involves stripping terrorist prisoners of their privileges in an attempt to convince Hamas that time is not on its side.
Previous Shalit rallies have generally focused on raising awareness of the young Israeli's plight, instead of promoting a specific strategy to win his safe return.
Organizations involved in the new campaign have kicked off an educational initiative in Tel Aviv. They plan to explain their view to the general public, in hopes of increasing pressure on the government to enact their proposal.
A similar initiative is being promoted in the Knesset, where MK Danny Danon (Likud) is pushing a bill that would curtail the right of terrorist prisoners to receive visits in jail until Shalit is freed.