Netanyahu could easily send someone to Gaza with a suitcase full of cash, and arrange a direct link to the captors. Why does he use a Russian intermediary? Are the only Israelis willing to talk to the Pals peaceniks? Or is there some Israeli private, financial network whose corrupt overlapping (anti-Israel?) interests would necessarily be exposed if Netanyahu sent people he trusted to establish a new network in Gaza?
27 injured in fire, explosion at former air raid shelter in Hamburg, Germany (DPA)
from the article: Netanyahu to Hamas: Israel's offer for Shalit is final