This is a very well thought deal, and the timing is perfect - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Youssef - Beirut
    • 17.10.11 | 05:39 (IST)

    It is wrong to view this deal as a victory of Hamas. This is a well thought deal by Bibi, that will discredit Mahmoud Abbas at the time when Israel is being forced back to the negotiation table. More than the return of soldier Shallit, this whole thing (and its timing) has the main purpose of delaying peace, again.

    from the article: Israel officials: High Court likely to reject petitions against Shalit deal
    First published 00:48 17.10.11 | Last updated 00:48 17.10.11
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