Why Shalit can't see visitors. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ibrahim
    • 14.01.10 | 21:00 (IST)

    Shalit can't see visitors simply because if he does, the Israelis will more easily figure out where he is. If Israel knows where he is, they will likely try to get him. Shalit might be killed, which would then remove any bargaining chip against Israel, who holds thousands of Palestinians for no crime besides resisting an unjust occupation. The situation is obviously assymetric. It is quite silly to pretend Israel plays by some moral code higher than that of Hamas. Israel's code is based entire on its balance of power and its Public Relations with the West whom Israel depends on for her very existence.

    from the article: Israel restricts Palestinian lawyers' access to West Bank detainees
    First published 01:14 14.01.10 | Last updated 09:08 14.01.10
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