Swiss president to help in kidnapped soldiers plight

Thursday, January 25, 2007 |  by Staff Writer
The president of Switzerland has promised to do all she could to attain the release, or at least a sign of life, from the two soldiers kidnapped on Israel’s northern border last summer.

Swiss President Micheline Calmy-Rey made the promise when she met with Miki and Shlomo Goldwasser, parents of kidnapped soldier Ehud Goldwasser last weekend.

“Calmy-Rey was sympathetic and expressed anger over the Red Cross’ failure to attain a sign of life from the boys,” Miki Goldwasser told Israeli news website, Ynet. “She is very active in everything related to human rights, and promised to take up the issue with the president of the International Red Cross in Geneva, Jakob Kellenberger.”

Ehud Goldwasser was kidnapped along with Eldad Regev on July 12, during a cross-border raid by Hizballah that left four soldiers dead and triggered Israel’s July-August war in Lebanon. Since the abduction, no information on the welfare of the two captives has been received.

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