there's nothing 'POW' about Shalit - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • ivo
    • 13.11.10 | 13:59 (IST)

    the snatching of gilad shalit was just one more cruel act of abducting a soldier (probably asleep?) in order to be used as a pawn to get hamas' high profile militants out of israeli jails, as well as to score a PR victory. shalit was outside of gaza's borders, well within israeli territory, not in combat & the question is whether he even ever had been inside gaza in the first place, when he was ambushed, his two fellow soldiers killed & he taken away. it has nothing to do w/innocent pal. prisoners in israeli detention, incl. women & children, as is often pointed out. israel would release thousands of these 'light cases' for shalit immediately if that had been the demand. gilad shalit's abduction is no HR issue on behalf of innocent pals in that sense & everybody knows it. in addition, him being held in completely unacceptable conditions & isolation for all these years tells you something about the principles by which hamas operates.

    from the article: Carter: Hamas agrees to deliver new Gilad Shalit letter
    First published 08:38 13.11.10 | Last updated 08:38 13.11.10
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