Will Gilad be coming home??? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • e l pratt
    • 03.06.11 | 16:03 (IDT)

    As a father, I pray that he will. But, the facts on the ground do not look so good. GS has not been seen since his capture. The red Cross has not benn allowed to see him. Even Jimmy Carter, the most renown of all the Pals advocates, has been denied access to him. Hamas has said that his initial captors are 'no longer with us' meaning that their purpose for being together as a team has disappeared. They have been dispersed and many are probably dead. All this leads me to believe that GS will not be coming home and Israel should begin to prepare the family for it. It has been five years since the 'Pals' took Gilad. That is a long time to hold someone without anubody having at least a glimpse of him. In two more years, Israel can declare him dead. That will reduce his value as a bargaining chip for Hamas to zero. Maybe then they will just drop him off at one of the checkpoints and let him go home. I pray that my assessment of this situation is absolutely wrong.

    from the article: 'Breakthrough' in Gilad Shalit talks proves false
    First published 06:15 03.06.11 | Last updated 06:15 03.06.11
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