Skip to comments.Time to Change the Rules on Shalit, Father of Terror Victim Says
Posted on 07/04/2011 11:44:07 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
For five years, Israel has practically begged Hamas to accept hundreds of terrorists in exchange for the return of kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Shalit. Hamas has consistently refused to make a deal, and has just as consistently refused to budge even one inch from its opening position, demanding the release of some 1,400 terrorists in exchange for Shalit.
It's time for a new approach, says Ron Kehrmann, father of Tal Kehrmann, who was killed in 2003 when terrorists bombed a bus she was riding on in Haifa. And as one who has lost a child to terrorism, Kehrmann has paid his dues.
It's time to tell Hamas that previous offers are off the table. Gilad is one individual soldier, and in exchange they can have one terrorist, says Kehrmann. And as hard as it is for me to say, I would be willing to trade the murderer of my daughter for Gilad.
Kehrmann made his views known in an op-ed piece he wrote on the Hebrew Yediot Achronot website over the weekend, in which he sharply criticized the ongoing criticism and pressure on the government to release masses of terrorists for Shalit.
Noam Shalit declared last week that 'the Prime Minister does not have a mandate to murder Gilad,' but if I recall, he does have a mandate to protect the citizens of Israel, Kehrmann wrote. Is it not clear that submitting to terrorist demands will cost us many lives, as doing so in the past has?
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This whole lavish prisoner exchange thing makes a grim mockery of Israel’s previous “no deals” policy.
If they hadn’t started doing this in the first place, Gilad Shalit would never have been taken by Hamas. It would not have been considered worth the trouble.
Catch one terrorist, a minor actor, and release him, and then say “We did our part. Now you release Shalit”. If they fail to do so, declare them in breach of the only deal they’ll ever get, find them and kill them.
Catch one member of hamas and kill him, and then say We did our part. Now you release Shalit. If they fail to do so, do it again and again until they do.
Is there incontrovertible proof that Shalit is still alive?
Now that’s a 1,000 terrorists for one hostage I can agree on. Heh. They’ll have a virgin shortage in the Moose Limb par-o-dice.
"It's time to tell Hamas that previous offers are off the table. Gilad is one individual soldier, and in exchange they can have one terrorist... And as hard as it is for me to say, I would be willing to trade the murderer of my daughter for Gilad."That's the noblest thing I've ever heard, seriously.
Noble sounding words until they actually do the swap and the released terrorist kills 10 more
The Arabs won’t agree to it, regardless.
What proof is there that Shalit is even still alive?
Release the thousand, all infected with a highly contagious and deadly disease. They might just take ten thousand with them.
Now that’s one too far. You win. I can’t agree to germ warfare.