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  • Gilad Shalit Joins Calls to Release Jonathan Pollard

    12/24/2013 8:44:06 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 15 replies
    Virtual Jerusalem ^ | 12/24/2013
    Gilad Shalit, the IDF soldier who was kidnapped by Hamas and imprisoned for 5 years, called on the US to release Jonathan Pollard on Tuesday. "I heard the request tonight, like everyone else, from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to release Jonathan Pollard, who has sat for 29 years in prison," Shalit wrote to Yediot Aharonot. "After Israel has released terrorist prisoners back to the Palestinian Authority as a gesture [for negotiations], we ask for a mutual gesture." "I am sure that like me, the entire nation of Israel agrees that to demand such a simple gesture as Pollard's release is...
  • Israel Releases Hunger Striking Terrorist

    12/23/2013 8:19:28 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/12/13 | Elad Benari
    A terrorist prisoner who went on a hunger strike in order to pressure Israel to release him was released on Monday from an Israeli prison. According to The Associated Press (AP), Samer Issawi returned home to a joyous welcome from friends and family. Issawi’s on and off hunger strike lasted for more than eight months, until he agreed to a deal with Israel last April. Issawi agreed to serve eight months for violating bail conditions and then be freed to his Jerusalem home. On Monday evening, he underwent a medical exam in an ambulance parked outside the prison in northern...
  • Kalandia Rioter Previously Released in Shalit Deal (killed)

    08/26/2013 11:52:03 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    inn ^ | 8/26/13 | Ari Soffer
    The United States has denied that a session of talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority had been cancelled following the deaths of three rioters in the Kalandia refugee camp, north of Jerusalem. "I can assure you that no meeting has been cancelled," State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf told reporters. Her statement contradicted claims made earlier today by a PA spokesperson who said that "The meeting that was to take place in Jericho...today was cancelled because of the Israeli crime committed in Kalandiya today." "What happened today in Kalandiya shows the real intentions of the Israeli government," said PA Chairman...
  • Israeli Airstrike Hits Top Hamas Commander - IDF Pinpoint Strike on Ahmed Jabari (VIDEO)

    11/14/2012 7:02:14 PM PST · by Third Person · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 14th, 2012 | Listitude
    Two videos in one - action and reaction - October and November 2012. The first video is about two weeks before the second. In the first video, Hamas released footage of its militants launching rockets from what appear to be apartment buildings in the Gaza Strip, close to the border with Israel. The second video is two weeks later, showing the apparent Israeli retaliation, in which a pinpoint laser guided bomb, or a missile takes out the car carrying a military commander of Hamas, Ahmed Jabari, who is alleged to have masterminded rocket attacks against Israel, including against civilian areas....
  • Hamas to Air Movie on Shalit Kidnapping

    10/14/2012 1:01:50 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/10/12 | Elad Benari
    Hamas’ Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades has released a promo for a new movie in which actors reenact the attack in 2006 in which then-IDF soldier Gilad Shalit was kidnapped. The promo for the movie, which will air later this week, comes as the movement marks one year since Shalit was released in exchange for 1,027 terrorists held in Israeli prisons, including several convicted of mass murder. A statement released by Hamas’ military wing further claimed that the complete film will also show authentic excerpts of the kidnapping that have not yet aired. video .....
  • IAF Kills Shalit Kidnapper, Palestinian Rocket Attacks Met with Firm Retaliation, ‘Iron Dome’

    03/10/2012 11:39:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 3/10/12
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, speaking about the escalation in rocket attacks in the South on Friday and Shabbat, said: “We will continue to attack anyone who tries to harm Israeli citizens.” The Palestinian Ma’an news agency reports that air strikes continue to rock the Gaza Strip, killing three men on Saturday, raising to 15 the number of Palestinians killed since Israel killed a military leader 24 hours earlier. According to the AP, an Israeli air strike killed the commander of the militant group behind the abduction of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit and a second militant in Gaza on Friday in...
  • IDF Re-Arrests Shalit Deal Terrorist

    01/31/2012 9:31:39 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/1/12 | Gavriel Queenann
    Soldiers from the Golani Brigade arrested Mamun Ismail Salame Stut on Tuesday. Stut was one of 1,027 terrorists released in exchange for kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Shalit in October. His arrest makes him the first released prisoner to be re-arrested since the Shalit deal. According to an IDF spokesperson, Stut was arrested for being a security threat in the area of Dura near Hebron. Stut was first arrested in 2002 and indicted for attempted murder, membership in a terror organization, assembling bombs, and providing asylum to terrorists. An Israeli court sentenced him to 38 years in prison. He was slated...
  • MK Orlev: MKs, Ministers Regret Shalit Terrorist Release

    12/31/2011 10:28:40 AM PST · by SmithL · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva - IsraelNationalNews ^ | 12/31/11 | David Lev
    MK Zvulun Orlev (Bayit Yehudi) intends to introduce Knesset legislation that would limit the authority of the government to abrogate prison sentence of terrorists and use them as “bargaining chips” to realize a policy objective. Orlev said that the recent experience of Israel's release of over 1,000 terrorists in exchange for Gilad Shalit had convinced many MKs and ministers for the need for such a law. Orlev said that a large number of government officials, Knesset members and minister now regret releasing so many terrorists for Shalit, and believe that Israel could have secured the kidnapped soldier's release using other...
  • Top Terrorist's Pardon Cancelled

    12/29/2011 12:18:18 PM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/12/11 | Gil Ronen
    Israel has canceled the pardon of the former Fatah terror leader in Jenin, Zakaria Zubeidi, and instructed him to hand himself in to the Palestinian Authority (PA), he told Ma'an on Thursday. Zubeidi, who headed the Al-Aqsa Brigades during the murderous terror war launched by the PLO in 2000, told the PA-based news agency he had stuck to all the conditions of the amnesty deal granted him by Israel three years ago. However, he said, Israel informed PA security forces on Thursday that Zubeidi's pardon had been revoked, and that Israeli forces would detain him if he did not turn...
  • Hamas Encouraged by Shalit Deal, Promises More Kidnappings

    12/18/2011 9:41:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 12/19/11 | Elad Benari
    Now that the second phase of the Shalit deal has been implemented and 550 terrorist prisoners have been released, the Hamas terror group is already planning the next kidnapping. In a press briefing held on Sunday evening, the spokesman of Hamas’s military wing, Abu Obeida, welcomed the Shalit deal and called it “an achievement of the Palestinian resistance,” according to a Channel 2 News report. Abu Obeida then added, “Our wish was and still is to empty the prisons of the occupation of all the heroic prisoners. Our success in this historic deal will not cause us to never abandon...
  • 'Shalit Deal Terrorist' Wounded, in IDF Hands

    11/19/2011 3:48:43 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/11/11 | Gil Ronen
    A terrorist released in the Shalit deal is reportedly hospitalized and under IDF guard. According to the family of a Jewish man hospitalized at Hadassah in Jerusalem, he has recently had to share his room with a terrorist who was apparently shot in the course of IDF counter-terror activity. The terrorist is under constant police and IDF guard. The relatives told Arutz Sheva that they have been told that the terrorist was freed in the recent Shalit deal, and was recaptured after engaging in terror activity against Israel. This claim is currently uncorroborated. The family members claim that the Arab...
  • Saudi Cleric: $100,000 to Kidnap IDF Soldiers

    10/26/2011 3:41:46 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 39 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/10/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    Saudi Arabia's controversial Islamist and preacher, Sheikh Awad al Qarni, offered a bounty of $100,000 for the kidnapping of any IDF in 'Palestine' who can be used as leverage to force Israel to release more terrorists from its prisons. Qarni said on his Facebook page, "This award is in response to the allocation of funds to settlers who kill Palestinians prisoners released." Qarni claimed his initiative, highly praised by many in Saudi Arabia, was a response to reports in Israel's media that funds had been allocated by 'settlers' to kill terrorist Mustafa Muslimani, who was released under the deal for...
  • No Victory But Defeat

    10/22/2011 9:55:03 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 9 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    The most common justification for the Shalit deal is to wear it as a perverse badge of moral nobility. "What other country would exchange a thousand terrorists for one man." This is a close cousin of the argument that says the United States treating terrorists with kid gloves proves that it is nobler than them. Both of these insufferable arguments are symptoms of the moral decline of civilization. If the life of a single soldier is more important than the battle, then why have battles or soldiers at all? We don't send soldiers out to fight because we think that...
  • Arab Users Tweet: Israel Cares About its Citizens

    10/22/2011 9:13:52 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/10/11 | Elad Benari
    The release of Gilad Shalit has attracted worldwide attention, including Arab users of the Internet who share their thoughts on Twitter.
  • Abbas Demands: Now Release Fatah Terrorists

    10/21/2011 5:30:30 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/10/11 | Maayana Miskin
    Days after the mass release of hundreds of terrorists in exchange for Gilad Shalit, Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has released a surprise demand, and is calling on Israel to release 1,000 more. Abbas claims that former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert promised him that if Israel were to free Hamas terrorists in exchange for Shalit, it would also free Fatah terrorists, in order to avoid hurting Abbas’ political standing. In an interview with TIME Magazine, Abbas said the deal was kept secret so that it would not affect negotiations for Shalit’s freedom. Olmert promised not only to free more terrorists,...
  • Rethinking the Shalit exchange

    10/18/2011 8:11:31 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 19 replies
    The Jewish Star ^ | Rabbi Binny Freedman
    I can still see his eyes and his twinkling smile as I walked him to the bus, with his rucksack over his back and a pair of ‘kafkafim’ (shower shoes) tied on and dangling from a piece of string. It was Sunday night, the first week of June 1982 and once again Israel was at war. After incessant shelling from the PLO in Lebanon forcing the people in northern Israel into their bomb shelters all weekend, Israel had finally had enough. AT 5 a.m. on June 5, IDF forces crossed the border into Lebanon. That evening, Rav Amital z”l, the...
  • Israeli Myopia

    10/18/2011 7:31:06 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 5 replies
    Schmuel katz ^ | David Isaac
    Staff Sgt. Gilad Shalit is set to be released on Tuesday. In exchange, Israel will release 1,027 terrorists, among them murderers sentenced to consecutive life sentences. Needless to say, ‘life sentence’ does not carry the same force in Israel as it does in other places. Those Israelis who have greeted this news with euphoria argue that Shalit has suffered, his family has suffered, and so everything must be done to release him. This myopic view ignores the suffering of those families who seek justice for the death of loved ones murdered by the terrorists about to be released. Israelis in...
  • Israeli Media: Shalit Egyptian TV Interview 'Borderline Torture'

    10/18/2011 5:42:15 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/10/11 | David Lev
    Shalit Interview ....jockeying for the rights to conduct the first interview with Gilad after he returned home. But they were all trumped by Egypt's state-controlled media – which conducted its own interview with Shalit, minutes after he was handed over to Egypt by his Hamas captors. Israeli officials are up in arms over that interview, with a government spokesperson saying that Israel had expressed its “shock” to the Egyptian government for forcing Gilad to go through what was clearly a very difficult experience. The interview was conducted by veteran Egyptian TV personality Shahira Amin on behalf of the government-owned Nile...
  • Amnesty International are lying sons-of-bitches

    10/18/2011 3:38:10 PM PDT · by tedbel · 5 replies
    ISRAPUNDIT ^ | Oct 18/11 | Ted Belman
    Amnesty International issued a press release today. Israel-Hamas prisoner swap casts harsh light on detention practices of all sidesGilad Shalit was held captive for five years by Palestinian armed groups The prisoner exchange involving Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit and 477 Palestinian prisoners highlights the need for the humane treatment of all detainees in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), Amnesty International said today. Obviously it wants to show equivalence. God forbid it should criticize only Hamas. It was not a "prisoner exchange". It was an outrageous ransom paid for a hostage. It only mentions the 477 terrorists that were...
  • US Flip-Flops, Criticizes Shalit Deal

    10/18/2011 1:22:35 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/10/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    In an apparent about-face, US officials criticized Tuesday evening the deal brokered for the freedom of Gilad Shalit, which set hundreds of terrorists, including those who had murdered Americans, free. The criticism came after it became clear that the released terrorists included those who had murdered Jews with United States citizenship. Earlier on Tuesday, US President Barak Obama had said he was pleased with the deal that set Shalit free despite his own nation’s strict policy of not negotiating with terrorists for the release of its citizens. Obama also expressed the hope Israel and officials in Ramallah would take the...
  • US Flip-Flops, Criticizes Shalit Deal US officials retracted praise of Israel's

    10/18/2011 12:07:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    INN ^ | 10/18/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    n an apparent about-face, US officials criticized Tuesday evening the deal brokered for the freedom of Gilad Shalit, which set hundreds of terrorists, including those who had murdered Americans, free. The criticism came after it became clear that the released terrorists included those who had murdered Jews with United States citizenship. Earlier on Tuesday, US President Barak Obama had said he was pleased with the deal that set Shalit free despite his own nation’s strict policy of not negotiating with terrorists for the release of its citizens. Obama also expressed the hope Israel and officials in Ramallah would take the...
  • Gilad Shalit Welcomed by National Leaders

    10/18/2011 9:04:26 AM PDT · by jonatron · 2 replies
    Debka ^ | 10/18/11
    Israel PM Binyamin Netanyahu at Gilad Shalit's homecoming Gilad Shalit, 25, landed at home in northern Israel Tuesday evening, Oct. 18, from five years, four months in Hamas captivity, after hours packed with an emotional welcome by his family and government leaders at Tel Nof air base. Before he set out on the last lap of his journey home by helicopter, a medical team carried out tests to be sure the exhausted soldier was fit to travel. Israel agreed to release 1,070 Palestinian terrorists for his freedom. The first batch was transferred to Egypt and the West Bank as the...
  • Shalit looks frail emaciated: what have his captors done to him? [Israel: Good Vs Evil Islamists]

    10/18/2011 8:36:37 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 13 replies
    Telegraph ^ | Oct. 18, 2011 | Andrew M Brown
    Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier who's just been released after five years in a Palestinian jail, is relieved to be free. No wonder. To look at him now, compared with earlier photographs, he appears to have lost a good deal of weight. In the press conference this morning he seemed dozy, and his complexion is blanched. He looks as I imagine someone to look who's just emerged from lengthy seclusion in a darkened room. He appears undernourished.
  • Intentional misrepresentation of facts MSM? ( Gilad Shalit )

    10/18/2011 8:25:15 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 10 replies
    Doc Talk ^ | GS Don Morris
    As I watch the unfolding of the Shalit exchange across multiple television news channels, including Israeli, France, CNN, BBC and UK I find the most of the reporting disconcerting. Why? The reporters are either ill informed, intentional in distorting the truth or truly ignorant. There is no other possibility. Let me clarify a point repeatedly, across almost all of these news stations regarding Shalit’s abduction. He was taken on 25 June 2006 by Hamas terrorist from Gaza in a cross-border raid. A Hamas terrorist group attacked a Merkava Tank Mark 3, which was guarding the security fence and an army...
  • Gilad Shalit release: live

    10/18/2011 4:03:21 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 52 replies
    Gilad Shalit, the Israel soldier held captive for five years by Hamas, has been freed today in Gaza in return for the release of hundreds of Palestinian prisoners.
  • Shalit: I Was Told a Week Ago I Will Be Free

    10/18/2011 2:42:44 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/10/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedaliahu
    Gilad Shalit told Egyptian media he was told a week ago he would be freed. “I was happy to hear it, but I was suspicious,” he said. “I waited years, but I believed I would find myself free.” He said the first thing he wants to do when he gets home is to “be with my family and meet my friends and speak with them. “I want to tell people about my experience.” Despite his having been in captivity without communication with the outside world for more than five years, Egyptian media asked him difficult and loaded questions. Asked if...
  • Insights on the Gilad Shalit Prisoner Swap. (FR VANITY)

    10/18/2011 12:03:05 AM PDT · by golux · 13 replies
    Golux | 10/18/2011 | Golux
    Americans are indeed incredulous about the Israeli decision to trade so many truly bad guys for Gilad. I asked one of my Israeli friends for his thoughts on this. "How can it be possible," I say, "for you to negotiate - for you to talk about win-win situations - when you are "talking" with evil incarnate? I don't talk to the cockroaches in my kitchen... I kill the sonsobitches! And if one of them bites my ass, I kill a thousand of them! You take one of mine, I don't 'trade' for one of yours... I kill thousands of yours!...
  • News coverage in Israel on the release of Gilad Shalit (in Hebrew- live)

    10/17/2011 10:08:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies · 1+ views
    INN ^ | 10/18/11 | INN
    Live feed. Pictures of the ongoing release. Either it has already happened or is now happening. This is in Hebrew, but there are some good live footage shots.
  • Hamas Beefs Up Border Presence

    10/17/2011 5:46:31 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/10/11
    Reports said that Hamas had beefed up its forces along the Gaza border fence Monday night. Terrorists belonging to the Izzadin al-Qasam brigades had taken up positions near the border fence as a precaution against an Israeli attack before the release of terrorists in exchange for Gilad Shalit. Reports said that IDF planes and drones have been hovering in the skies over Gaza for several days, and that Hamas fears an Israeli “trick”to rescue Shalit without releasing terrorists.
  • Shalit Captors to Enter Limelight

    10/17/2011 5:21:24 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/10/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    The terrorists who held kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit for over five years will take center stage alongside Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal in Cairo when he greets the first 477 of 1,027 terrorists being traded for Shalit's release. Some observers, who noted Israel only promised not to pursue the freed terrorists on condition they do not return to terrorism, made no such promises about those who abducted him and held him captive. According to the Hamas affiliated Palestine Information Center website, the trade of Shalit for the first 477 security prisoners - most of whom are terrorists - will begin at...
  • Gov’t May Demolish Terror Victim Son’s Beit El Home

    10/16/2011 3:14:30 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/10/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedaliahu
    The government is preparing to free the murders of the Dickstein couple – and also may level their eldest son’s home in Beit El. The house is located in Ulpana neighborhood the community and is under threat of demolition. Yosef Yaakov Dickstein, 44, and his wife Hana, 42, and their son Shmuel, age 10, were murdered by Arab terrorists in the nearby community of Psagot, along with Sergeant Elazar Leibowitz, 21, of Hevron. Public Diplomacy Minister Yuli Edelstein, who voted with the majority of the Cabinet to approve release more than 1,000 terrorists for the return of kidnapped soldier Gilad...
  • Op-Ed: Gilad Shalit: The Least Terrible Deal

    10/15/2011 2:38:26 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/10/11 | Hagai Humberman
    The writer, a veteran right wing newsman, analyzes the security aspects of the Shalit deal. They are better than the previous ones, he says, leaving moral and political considerations aside for now. Haggai Huberman The author is a noted military correspondent, a veteran reporter for Arutz Sheva and regular columnist in the Hebrew weekly BeSheva. â–ş More from this writer If I were a cabinet minister, I would vote for the deal to ransom Shalit, not because it is a good one, which it most definitely is not, but because for once, just this once, this is a deal that...
  • Last Minute Hamas Demands Could Imperil Deal

    10/15/2011 11:38:00 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/10/11 | Gil Ronen
    Hamas has made additional last minute demands of Israel in return for freeing abducted IDF soldier Gilad Shalit. Analysts say the demands could imperil the deal or postpone its implementation. While Hamas kingpin Khaled Mashaal has boasted that all Palestinian Authority (PA) female terrorist prisoners will be freed, his organization appears to have discovered at week's end that there are more such prisoners that it thought. The number of female PA terrorists in Israel's jails is 35, not 27 as Hamas apparently believed until now. Jacqueline Alfaraja, a lawyer for the PA's Prisoners' Club, told the PA based Ma'an news...
  • Israel must free Jewish terrorists to 'balance' Shalit deal, minister told Netanyahu

    10/13/2011 7:14:23 AM PDT · by Lattero · 6 replies
    Ha'aretz ^ | 10/12/2011 | Barak Ravid
    Aside from debating whether or not to vote for a prisoner exchange deal that would set Gilad Shalit free, several members of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's cabinet offered several lines of action Israel could take following the deal's execution. Standing head and shoulders above most were Interior Minister Eli Yishai of Shas and his party member Meshulam Nahari, who said Israel should consider releasing Jewish terrorists who carried out attacks against Palestinians. "It's the right thing to do as part of the balances in Israel's society," Yishai said, adding that such a move would not "undo the releasing of hundreds...
  • Gilad Shalit freed: Israel agrees to swap 1,000 Palestinian prisoners for lone captive soldier

    10/11/2011 8:24:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/12/11 | Gavin Allen
    Israel has agreed to swap 1,000 Palestinian prisoners for a lone soldier held by Gaza’s Islamist rulers. The deal to release Gilad Shalit resolves one of the most emotive issues in the Middle East. Shalit, then 19, was captured by militants who tunnelled their way out of Gaza and forced him back over the border in 2006. The pact is virtually certain to improve the climate for restarting peace talks that have been stalled for over a year. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said yesterday that the deal was 'finally summarised and both sides signed'. In the Gaza Strip, a...
  • Deal To Free Israeli Soldier Held By Hamas

    10/11/2011 12:23:13 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 34 replies
    Sky News ^ | October 11th 2011 | Emma Hurd
    A deal has been reached which will see Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit freed by Palestinian militants. Mr Shalit was kidnapped on the border with Gaza in 2006. Previous negotiations to secure his freedom have all broken down, however now the Israeli cabinet is meeting to discuss an agreement with Hamas. It is believed it will involve a swap deal for Palestinian prisoners, however Sky's Middle East correspondent Emma Hurd says there is no confirmation of the number of inmates involved.
  • Time to Change the Rules on Shalit, Father of Terror Victim Says

    07/04/2011 11:44:07 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/7/11 | David Lev
    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...
  • Hamas Hints at More Kidnappings to Force Shalit Deal

    07/03/2011 10:37:36 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    ar ^ | 4/7/11 | Elad Benari
    The Hamas-run Al-Risala newspaper reported on its website on Sunday that Palestinian Authority-based terrorist groups may carry out another operation like the kidnapping of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. Abu Ataya, a spokesman for the Popular Resistance Committees, one of the three terrorist organizations which joined together to kidnap Shalit in June 2006, was quoted by the newspaper as saying the PA terror organizations have the ability to carry out a similar operation if they wish. “Shalit’s kidnapping was not the first nor will it be the last,” he said. “We will return the ball to our court when and where...
  • PA Accuses Israel of 'Terrorizing' Terrorists

    07/03/2011 1:07:40 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/7/11 | Maayana Miskin
    The Palestinian Authority has lashed out at Israel over MKs' plans to cut benefits to imprisoned terrorists as long as Gilad Shalit remains in captivity. Riyad Elashkar, a senior official in the PA's Prisoners Affairs Ministry, accused Israel of “an unprecedented campaign of oppression, terror and isolation.” PA officials warned that the thousands of PA Arabs imprisoned in Israel would begin a hunger strike on Sunday. The strike will be a warning strike, said Elashkar. Prisoners may go on to refuse to take part in the daily headcount, he said. MKs are seeking to put an end to good prison...
  • WikilLeaks: Syria tried to sabotage Shalit deal

    02/12/2011 5:34:21 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    Ynetnews ^ | Thursday, February 10, 2011 | unattributed
    Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak told US general David Petraeus in June 2009 that Syria and Qatar sabotaged the Shalit prisoner swap deal, Norwegian media reported Wednesday. According to the report, which is based on a WikiLeaks document, Mubarak claimed that Syria and Qatar offered Hamas $50 million to keep soldier Gilad Shalit in captivity in order to impede a prisoner swap deal with Israel brokered by Egypt. The US general quoted Mubarak in a cable sent to Washington... According to the Norwegian report, which was quoted in Al Jazeera and Palestinian media, WikiLeaks papers provide additional details regarding Egypt's involvement...
  • Gilad Shalit: At Any Price?

    06/29/2010 2:48:55 PM PDT · by AJKauf · 6 replies
    Pajamas MEdia ^ | June 28 | Allison Kaplan Sommer
    As the Shalit family sets out on a major public campaign, Israel debates whether to meet Hamas' painful price for the kidnapped soldier's freedom.....
  • PLEASE PRAY FOR GILAD SHALIT AND MOSAB HASAN YOUSEF

    06/25/2010 5:40:56 PM PDT · by Salem · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Joel Rosenberg’s Weblog ^ | 25 June, 2010 | Joel Rosenberg
    PLEASE PRAY FOR GILAD SHALIT AND MOSAB HASAN YOUSEF Please pray for Gilad Shalit.>> Christian Post article published yesterday: Pro-Israel Epicenter Conference to be Seen, Heard in 200 Nations >> Israel National News item about 2010 Epicenter Conference Many Christians around the world are asking, “What is something I can do right now to bless Israel and her neighbors in the name of Jesus?” Tonight as the 2010 Epicenter Conference begins, I will be asking Christians to: 1.) Pray for the Lord to protect, encourage, comfort and provide for the immediate release of Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier who has been...
  • Netanyahu: Shalit animation shows true nature of Hamas

    04/25/2010 5:45:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 504+ views
    haaretz ^ | 4/25/10 | Haaretz Service and DPA
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hit out at the militant Palestinian organization Hamas on Sunday, after the group released an animted short film depicting abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit, who has been captive by Hamas in Gaza for nearly four years, returning to Israel in a coffin. The video, said Netanyahu was a reflection of "the true character of Hamas." "It is yet another despicable action aimed to help the Hamas leadership avoid making a decision regarding our offer for a prisoner swap deal which it has not responded to for many months," Netanyahu added. "This offer," Netanyahu said,...
  • (Time Mag's) Joe Klein Caught Making Things Up

    12/18/2009 12:10:15 PM PST · by pissant · 20 replies · 920+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 12/17/09 | Michael Goldfarb
    And of course, stories that Joe Klein makes up get recycled in Palestinian propaganda. Ben Smith reports: U.S. and Israeli officials are dismissing an eyebrow-raising claim from a prominent Palestinian activist and official, Mustafa Barghouti, in today's International Herald Tribune. "The Israeli foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, stands up and walks out on the U.S. envoy, George Mitchell, every time the American envoy mentions East Jerusalem," Barghouti wrote in an op-ed deploring "U.S. and European inaction" in the face of Israeli intransigence. Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren, through a spokesman, dismissed the claim as "nonsense." "I have never heard such a thing,"...
  • Report Gilad Shalit MAY Be Home by Friday

    11/22/2009 1:09:58 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 6 replies · 774+ views
    Ynet News/Fox News/The Lid ^ | 11/22/09 | The Lid
    According to the Saudi Network, al-Arabiya (via Ynet), Gilad Shalit, Kidnapped by Hamas over three years ago, may be coming home as soon as this coming Friday. It will be a four-stage deal. Israel will release 450 terrorists, custody of Shalit will be transferred to the Egyptian Government. Israel will follow up by releasing the another 650 terrorists and Egypt will transfer Shalit to the Israel. I assume that means that Hamas believes that one Jewish life is worth 1,000 Arab terrorist lives. Israel had agreed to release 1,000 prisoners months ago, within the group 450 specific prisoners were demanded...
  • Explaining Terrorism to a Nobel Laureate

    10/19/2009 6:36:47 AM PDT · by MarylousAmerica · 3 replies · 766+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 10/18/09 | Marylou Barry
    The world finally has a definitive answer to the age-old question about whether intelligence is the same thing as common sense. That answer, in case you've ever wondered, is a conclusive "no."
  • Rome grants Shalit honorary citizenship

    07/02/2009 8:51:13 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 4 replies · 263+ views
    YNet ^ | 07.02.09 | Ahiya Raved
    Captive soldier Gilad Shalit was made an honorary citizen of Rome on Wednesday. Gilad's father, Noam Shalit, accepted the honor in his stead at a ceremony at city hall as part of a campaign led by the mayors of both Rome and Paris. Earlier in the day Shalit held a series of meetings with Italian officials, including Foreign Minister Franco Frattini and the presidents of the parliament and senate. The main event was held at Julius Caesar Hall on Rome's Capitoline Hill. Mayor Gianni Alemanno told those assembled of his ties to the Shalit family and to Israel. He met...
  • Shalit Timeline: Broken Government Promises and Zig-Zags

    06/25/2009 12:38:53 PM PDT · by Tzvi INN.com · 2 replies · 653+ views
    Israel National News ^ | June 25, 2009 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    A review of statements made by former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert since kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit was kidnapped thee years ago today reveal that the government eroded its own position. Olmert vowed not to negotiate with Hamas and then gradually offered to free hundreds of terrorists, an action security and military officials prevented by warning that the entire country would be endangered.
  • Human Rights Watch Demands Hamas Allow Captive Soldier Gilad Shalit to Speak

    06/25/2009 3:54:02 AM PDT · by Avi Kane · 5 replies · 569+ views
    Israel National News ^ | June 25, 2009 | Avraham Zuroff
    "Hamas authorities should immediately allow Sgt. Gilad Shalit of Israel to communicate with his family and to receive visits from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)," Human Rights Watch said Wednesday, a day before the third anniversary of his captivity. "Hamas's prolonged incommunicado detention of Shalit is cruel and inhuman and may amount to torture," Human Rights Watch said. Hamas authorities are obligated by the laws of war to allow Shalit to correspond with his family, but during his three years of captivity, Hamas has passed on only three letters he has written and a voice recording. Neither...
  • Tweets for Gilad Shalit

    06/24/2009 12:59:17 PM PDT · by Tzvi INN.com · 1 replies · 276+ views
    Israel National News ^ | June 24, 2009 | Hana Levi Julian
    A community organization has started a grassroots campaign to push the issue of IDF soldier Gilad Shalit's captivity to top of the Internet world using the Twitter social networking mini-blog site. Tweeters -- as Twitter users refer to themselves -- will use the hashtag #Gilad to remind the world that Shalit's condition and whereabouts remain unknown after three years in the hands of the Hamas terrorists who kidnapped him.