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Abbas greets newly released Palestinian prisoners: You are freedom fighters
Haaretz ^ | 10/19/11 | Staff

Posted on 10/19/2011 12:38:09 PM PDT by Nachum

The Gaza Strip and West Bank gave a jubilant welcome on Tuesday to hundreds of Palestinians freed from Israeli prisons in exchange for the release of Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier held for five years by the enclave's Islamist rulers, Hamas. Fire-crackers, klaxons and cheering carloads of flag-waving young men raised the noise level steadily in Gaza city as thousands converged on a central square for a mass rally with speeches scheduled by Hamas leaders and well-known militants just liberated in the swap mediated by Egypt. (Snip) But violence erupted when the Israelis announced over loud speakers that the prisoners

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KEYWORDS: abbas; fighters; palestinian; prisoners

1 posted on 10/19/2011 12:38:18 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

I swear, I hope the Israelis “chipped” these guys before release and use them as homing beacons for guided missiles.


2 posted on 10/19/2011 12:42:02 PM PDT by kevkrom (This space for rent.)
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To: Nachum

A large percentage of these guys won’t grow old.


3 posted on 10/19/2011 12:44:09 PM PDT by lurk
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To: Nachum

The 1000 released will kill many more than the one they were traded for.

At the human level one cannot help but be horrified at his predicament all these years (you have to imagine every single bad thing that could happen to him did, repeatedly), but at the realpolitikal level, this trade makes no sense at all. Once a game of ‘how many will you trade for him’ was allowed to become legitimate, Israel had already lost.

I don’t understand this move in those terms.


4 posted on 10/19/2011 12:45:36 PM PDT by WoofDog123
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To: Nachum

Ali Baba cheers as his 40 thieves are released.

The Palestinians greeted their murderers, killers, terrorists, thieves, the dregs of the Arab world back home where the population is filled with garbage just as bad as those freed.


5 posted on 10/19/2011 1:46:38 PM PDT by Venturer
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