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    • william
    • 02.10.09 | 16:47 (IST)

    people are throwing their arms up over the release of 20 female prisoners over just a video. Quite true the math does not match, but israel has always required proof of life before allowing prisoner exchange for the 1000 prisoners hamas wants back. 20 out of 1000 is 4% of the deal so lets all relax here. Now the ball is in Israel's court; they know now that shalit is alive and well, if they want him back, they need to release the other 980 prisoners. the rhetoric of releasing murderers for an innocent prisoner is not very productive. some prisoners have blood on their hands but many more sit in jails without trial. Get shalit back while there is still time. Make the trade or one day you may have to trade 100 for a coffin. very sad situation

    from the article: Gilad Shalit in video: I've been longing for my freedom for a long time
    First published 00:00 02.10.09 | Last updated 00:00 03.10.09
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