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Hamas militants release captured Israeli soldier
AP ^ | Oct 19, 2011 | IBRAHIM BARZAK

Posted on 10/18/2011 6:23:24 AM PDT by Roger_Wildcat

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Looking dazed, a thin and pale Gilad Schalit emerged from a pickup truck Tuesday under the escort of his Hamas captors and the Egyptian mediators who helped arrange the Israeli tank crewman's release after more than five years in captivity.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: exchange; isreal; schalit; soldier
The Israeli hostage have been alive all this time after all, I am completely surprised. At least there some kind of happy ending for Gilad Schalit.
1 posted on 10/18/2011 6:23:30 AM PDT by Roger_Wildcat
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To: Roger_Wildcat

he looked frail and famished, but the pali terrorist looked as though they gained weight in detention... go figure.

teeman


2 posted on 10/18/2011 6:27:53 AM PDT by teeman8r (armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: Roger_Wildcat

“Hamas militants release captured Israeli soldier”

Ah, how humanitarian of them /S

IN EXCHANGE FOR A THOUSAND DAMN TERRORIST SCUM


3 posted on 10/18/2011 6:37:28 AM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: Roger_Wildcat
The Israeli hostage have been alive all this time after all, I am completely surprised. At least there some kind of happy ending for Gilad Schalit.

Today it looks like a happy ending for Schalit. The unhappy endings for all those Israelis who will be murdered by the murderers set loose by this deal are still to come.
4 posted on 10/18/2011 6:38:54 AM PDT by Cheburashka (If life hands you lemons, government regulations will prevent you from making lemonade.)
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To: Cheburashka

And attempts to capture more IDF soldiers to use as bargaining chips will continue.


5 posted on 10/18/2011 6:56:12 AM PDT by mcshot (Neither handsome nor handy but took an oath and will vote to save our Country.)
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To: Cheburashka

One Israeli is worth about 1000 Palestinian scum, so the ratio of the exchange is about right. On the other hand, this will probably just encourage the terrorists to kidnap more Israelis. This is a potent weapon in the hands of the Palestinians. The Israelis should order their soldiers to do everything possible not to be taken alive and deprive the Arabs of this weapon. Kill as many of them as you can but don’t allow yourselves to be kidnapped.


6 posted on 10/18/2011 6:56:37 AM PDT by Astronaut
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To: mcshot

Obviously, Hamas has learned that its fighters can go into battle knowing that capture means better living conditions and eventual release.

When any enemy knows that fighting no longer has the downside of death, it will be more opportunistic. When Hamas fighters attack and over reach, they will just surrender, knowing they will live to fight another day.

Israel has show strategic weakness here, not a good neighborhood to do so.

This makes war a farce and reduces it to a conflict more like a police action that goes on and on and on.

Israelis are not safer when 1,027 experienced and hate-filled Hamas heroes are returned to the battlefield.

Shalit will be forgotten, 1,027 Hamas fighters will not.


7 posted on 10/18/2011 7:31:11 AM PDT by gandalftb (11th MEU, 2/4 Echo, TRAP Force)
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To: Astronaut

The Isrealis should microchip every captured “palestinian” terrorist as part of their processing procedure.


8 posted on 10/18/2011 7:31:58 AM PDT by kickonly88 (I love fossil fuel!)
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To: Astronaut

Once you factor in the Israelis who will be murdered in the future by those released the whole plan is a total disaster.


9 posted on 10/18/2011 8:02:15 AM PDT by Cheburashka (If life hands you lemons, government regulations will prevent you from making lemonade.)
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To: Astronaut

I’m thinking that all of those released have a HUGE bullseye on them. Mossad almost always finds a way to get their targets.


10 posted on 10/18/2011 8:18:49 AM PDT by brwnsuga (Go Navy!)
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To: teeman8r

Wait until Hamas is in their third day of celebration and annihilate them like they should have done in ancient times.


11 posted on 10/18/2011 8:47:48 AM PDT by DonkeyBonker
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