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    • Jackie
    • 03.10.09 | 14:04 (IST)

    I am pleased that I was wrong about Shalit being dead. However, his speech seems rehearsed and not spoken freely. I suppose he was given a script or his speech was edited before he was allowed to appear in this video. Yes, he looks thin, but I think those who claim malnutrition in Gaza is the cause forget that the Arabs' first action, after destroying the synagogues and homes, was to destroy the greenhouses and gardens which supplied fresh fruit and vegetables not only to the Jewish families in Gaza but to observant Jews throughout the world. I used to be able to buy them at a kowher market, but they are no longer available. (And yes, you have to kosher vegetables to make sure they are free of insect infestation, usually by imersion for several hours in ice water. You did not have to do that with the lettuce from Gaza.)

    from the article: Gilad Shalit video / Footage with full English transcript
    First published 17:17 02.10.09 | Last updated 23:35 04.10.09
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