Hamas has been holding onto Gilad Shalit now for over 3 years. They are no closer to getting their 3 murderer compatriots out of Israeli jail. And yet they refuse to allow for 3 other jailed Palestinians to be released along with 997 others. So Hamas being Hamas proves once again that they have no brain and no compassion for 1000 Palestinian families. And by the way..if the prisoner swap finally gets done...Israel starts to lift the embargo. But that is also not in Hamas' better interest. They make more tax money with the smuggling tunnels.
Islamic State militants blow up ancient Arch of Triumph in Palmyra (Reuters)
from the article: Palestinians losing faith in Obama administration, poll finds