The problem with getting Shalit released in the context of the current negotiations is that the PA government does not hold him and has no way of gaining access to him. All three parties to the negotiations are in an ideological box as to how to make the PA writ run in Gaza and none of the three has any workable plan to get the PA back in charge in Gaza. Unless the three parties can find a way to think and act outside the box, a stalemate is assured.
Roadside bomb kills five border officers in western Iraq (AP)
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