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Olmert: No Gaza truce without Shalit
Haaretz ^ | 2/14/09 | Barak Ravid and Jack Khoury

Posted on 02/14/2009 2:05:52 PM PST by Former Fetus

The office of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Saturday issued a statement saying that Israel will not agree to a cease-fire with Hamas in the Gaza Strip unless abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit is freed.

"The prime minister's position is that Israel will not reach understandings on a truce before the release of Gilad Shalit," the statement said.

(Excerpt) Read more at haaretz.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ceasefire; gaza; hamas; israel; shalit
I long for the days when Israel did not negotiate with terrorists. hundreds of names on Hamas' list These guys are nuts!


1 posted on 02/14/2009 2:05:53 PM PST by Former Fetus
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To: Former Fetus

Interesting. It seems highly likely he is dead, so they are either trying to force hamas to admit it or simply putting a condition they know cannot be met.


2 posted on 02/14/2009 2:15:24 PM PST by WoofDog123
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To: Former Fetus
Israel will not reach understandings on a truce before the release of Gilad Shalit

To which Bibi and/or Avigdor will later say, "Nor did anyone say we would after his release, either."

HF

3 posted on 02/14/2009 2:17:50 PM PST by holden
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To: Former Fetus

Sadly I can’t help but think since we’ve seen no tapes of him, or any other proof that he’s alive, that he is dead. I can’t believe they would pass up the propaganda opportunity this soldier would offer.

Prayers for him, his family and for his country.


4 posted on 02/14/2009 2:20:34 PM PST by jwparkerjr (God Bless America!)
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To: Former Fetus

Come on, Israel, finish off Hamas. It (Hamas) will never act in god faith re: any agreements with Israel.


5 posted on 02/14/2009 2:24:07 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Former Fetus

That’s beautiful. Hamas finally suffers for their policy of immediately killing their hostages (while “negotiating” for their release, anyway).


6 posted on 02/14/2009 2:27:50 PM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Former Fetus

See:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jibril_Agreement

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7 posted on 02/14/2009 2:33:13 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: Former Fetus

The Israeli government has already agreed to a ceasefire and a pullout. So why should Hamas be impressed by this statement? They got what the wanted, without any real commitment on their side.


8 posted on 02/14/2009 3:05:32 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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9 posted on 02/15/2009 9:16:48 AM PST by SJackson (a tax cut is non-targeted…no guarantee…they’re free to invest anywhere that they want, J Kerry)
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"The prime minister's position is that Israel will not reach understandings on a truce before the release of Gilad Shalit," the statement said.

10 posted on 02/15/2009 6:36:21 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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Who is Olmert trying to kid? I never believed Shalit was alive, after Hamas captured him.


11 posted on 02/16/2009 7:25:58 AM PST by Berosus (No more Kennedys, no more Clintons, no more Bushes, no more political dynasties. Deal?)
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