Yes, Gilad Shalit is a POW. So is Bowe Bergdahl. Both are held by nongovernmental organizations. Shalit is Israeli. Bergdahl is American. Both were captured while engaged in war. Bergdahl was waging war in Afghanistan. Shalit was waging war against Gaza, enforcing THE SIEGE. Right wing Israelis don't want Shalit dealt for. Right wing Americans don't want Bergdahl dealt for.
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from the article: Hamas: Netanyahu is trying to push an empty deal on Shalit's release