Gilad Shalit's Letter: I Am Dreaming of the Day of My Release

Letter was transferred to family of captive IDF soldier two weeks ago representatives of ex-U.S. President Jimmy Carter.

Dear Family,

I miss you a lot. It has been two long and difficult years since we were separated and I was forced to live in captivity.

I am still suffering from physical and mental difficulties, including depression, which are part of this lifestyle.

Like in my previous letters, I do hope your physical and mental health has not deteriorated since you started living away from me.

I am dreaming of the day of my release and am looking forward to seeing you again. I hope this day will come soon, but I know it's not up to me or you.

I call upon the government to continue negotiating my release and refrain from focusing their efforts on releasing the soldiers in Lebanon.

Miss you,