I agree with the criticism of Ashkanazi - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • MARK KLEIN, M.D.
    • 22.12.09 | 18:50 (IST)

    The general's milk toast sentimentality about Shalit is very distressing. Hamas was emboldened to make unreasonable demands because it didn't fear a military rescue. Better the risk of Shalit being injured or killed in a rescue attempt than hundreds of citizens die at hands of released terrorists. At this point all negotiations should cease so the IDF can bide its time until a rescue opportunity presents itself plus tighten the economic screws in Gaza. Shameful and embarrassing to Israelis and world Jewry Hamas thugs are leading us around by the nose.

    from the article: Hamas official: No exile for prisoners freed in Shalit swap
    First published 03:07 22.12.09 | Last updated 10:26 11.01.10
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