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Chicagoans hold Candlelight Vigil for Gilad Shalit 2010


On June 24, 2010, a crowd of more than 500 Chicagoans held a candlelight vigil for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit in Federal Plaza. The event marked the eve of the fourth anniversary of Shalit’s abduction from Israel by the terrorist group Hamas. The vigil was sponsored by the Young Leadership Division of the Jewish United Fund, the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish United Fund, The Hillels of Illinois and Young Leadership of Friends of the IDF.