Gilad Shalit is the IDF soldier who was captured by Hamas nearly five years ago (June 25th, 2006). His father, Noam Shalit, is now filing suit in Paris that he hopes will put pressure the French government to in turn put pressure on Hamas to release him.
What a horrible ordeal for this young man, for the family, and for the nation. May he be kept safe and healthy and be returned soon.
More information on Shalit here and also in the column to the right, under "Kosher Sites."