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    • Ali
    • 18.10.11 | 12:29 (IST)

    Hamas will exploit any opportunity to kidnap an Israeli, just as Israel does not miss any opportunity to assassinate wanted Palestinians. The fact that 1,000 of their brethren sat in Israeli prisons for the past five-and-a-half years did not reduce the price Hamas was demanding during the negotiations for Shalit's release. The deal went through because of a substantial change in the regional power structure, not because of any substantial change in the price.

    from the article: IDF: Gilad Shalit back home in Israel after five years in Hamas captivity
    First published 05:57 18.10.11 | Last updated 08:39 18.10.11
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