I just wonder have the Shalit family approached Hamas themselves in any way. Would there be any point in doing so? Might this approach at maybe at least secure visiting or communication rights? I don't know if any of this is possible, so before commentators jump on me for my idiocy, this is asked in a spirit of inquiry and as a suggestion to at least alleviate the tragedy of Gilad Shalit.
Exit polls predict Portugal's center-right coalition set to win election (Reuters)
from the article: Shalit family to PM: Your refusal to free Gilad signs his death sentence