Last time, Israel was willing to pay for Shalit's "proof of life" - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 24.06.11 | 14:53 (IDT)

    Two years ago Israel released 20 women prisoners in return for a videotape showing Shalit alive. It makes no sense to expect a free proof this time. Whoever gets mad here should also get his head examined. Incidentally, Hamas CANNOT let the Red Cross visit Shalit because this might reveal his location and Israel will mount a rescuse operation. I have no doubt this military necessity trumps any humanitarian obligation, so for Hamas this will not be considered war crime. (Preventing letters from the family may be considered such a crime, depending on the circumstances.)

    from the article: Hamas: Israel's decision to toughen prison conditions violates international law
    First published 12:54 24.06.11 | Last updated 13:36 24.06.11
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