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    • David
    • 07.06.10 | 03:05 (IDT)

    Shalit people: get over yourselves. Gilad Shalit's imprisonment is a tragedy. But in the bigger picture: he was a soldier, sent into a situation in which prisoners of war are traditionally captured—and aren't we holding hundreds of POWs, ourselves? The siege collectively punishes thousands. Don't get me wrong; maybe it's worth keeping in place. But of all the reasons to keep it, the fate of one man—however tragic—is the weakest reason.

    from the article: Shalit activists plead: Don't lift blockade on Gaza Strip
    First published 00:48 07.06.10 | Last updated 00:48 07.06.10
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