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Israeli PM Netanyahu offers Shalit prisoner swap

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posted on Jul, 1 2010 @ 11:22 AM
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Israeli PM Netanyahu offers Shalit prisoner swap


news.bbc.co.uk

Israel has renewed its offer to release 1,000 Palestinian prisoners if Hamas militants free captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.

But PM Benjamin Netanyahu warned in a live TV address that Israel would not "pay any price" for the release of Sgt Shalit, captured four years ago.

Talks to free Sgt Shalit broke down in 2009, after Israel and Hamas failed to agree on a list of prisoners.


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posted on Jul, 1 2010 @ 11:22 AM
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I could easily see Israel release a bunch of rapists or other undesirables. Anyway, I think it's good if Israel is sincere and will hold up their end of the bargain. However, I have a feeling that this is due to pressure from the public and not what the government would rather.

Also, it would take Israel a few days to arrest another 100 Palestinians, so Hamas wants to make sure it's strategic personnel out. It's just my two cents.

--airspoon


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posted on Jul, 1 2010 @ 11:48 AM
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It is my guess that he is already dead.
They just wanted a list to confirm what
prisoners Israel has for intel purposes as
they have no intentions of doing so.
thanks for the article.



posted on Jul, 1 2010 @ 12:02 PM
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considering Israel holds hostage couple thousend palestinians in cramped prison cells without trial, whats to say the 1000 the morons offering to release werent coming to their term anyway and were already going to be released?



posted on Jul, 1 2010 @ 12:34 PM
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Originally posted by boondock-saint
It is my guess that he is already dead.
They just wanted a list to confirm what
prisoners Israel has for intel purposes as
they have no intentions of doing so.
thanks for the article.


i don't think he's dead. He's the best bargaining 'chip' that Hamas have at the moment.



posted on Jul, 1 2010 @ 01:00 PM
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I also highly doubt he's dead. The Israelis have done prisoner trades before and really, captured IDF soldiers and rockets are the only bargaining chips. Really, the former is far more valuable than the latter.

--airspoon



posted on Jul, 1 2010 @ 05:16 PM
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Hmm.. Strange that after 4 years isreal suddenly wants a prisoner exchange..
Most likely an isreali attempt to save face with western countries where people will be/are more likely to believe isreali propaganda.. There has to be a catch to isreals wanting a trade at this point in time... Caveat Emptor..



posted on Jul, 1 2010 @ 08:20 PM
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Not only should this soldier be able to provide valuable intelligence, but he would be a huge political win for current politicians. I'm sure their is enourmas political pressure to get this soldier freed, especially since Hamas has always mainstained that they are willing to release him.

--airspoon



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