Israel need not make any concessions at all to Mahmoud Abbas concerning prisoner releases. No Palestinian prisoner, whether from Hamas or Fatah - is there a difference? - should be released until ALL our three IDF soldiers are released from Gaza and Lebanon in good health, and ALL Kassam rockets are no longer fired from Gaza. Full stop. Once again Ehud Olmert is making a wrong decision which is not understood by the Palestinians as a 'goodwill gesture' but rather another indication of the weakness and resolve of the present Israeli government. We are in a terrible crises situation and Israel desparately needs NOW new experienced leadership to see us through the next few years and beyond. Can you imagine the present government trying to deal with a multi-front war situation which very well might include Iran, and sooner than later. I hope that our submarines are primed with 'you know what' and lurking deep below the waves in any other sea than the Mediterranean. We may need them.
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from the article: Israel to release 30 Palestinian prisoners from Gaza on Tuesday