OF COURSE HAMAS IS INTERESTED IN TALKS - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Dave from ohio
    • 21.10.10 | 20:23 (IST)

    hamas wants to be taken seriously and not looked at as the terrorist group they are and they know the world knows they have a kidnapped israeli soldier who is also a french citizen and if anything happens to him it will be on their clock and will allow israel to say to the world that hamas is indeed a bunch of murdering thugs all in the while they need to feed, take care of and constantly move shalit from one location to another which can be nothing but a headache and a hassle for them. While if gilad shalit was a relative of mine I would do all i could to free him from these thugs however from a strategic perspective it serves israeli interests to have him kept by hamas because it can only make hamas look bad

    from the article: Carter: Hamas eager to renew talks for Shalit's release
    First published 19:09 21.10.10 | Last updated 19:09 21.10.10
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