Free GIlad Shalit: Time in Captivity

Poll: Five Years On. What should the Israeli Government do?

What action should the Israeli Government take now that Hamas has clear control of Gaza and it has been 1 year since Gilad Shalit was been kidnapped
Negotiate with Hamas
Negotiate with Hamas, release as many prisoners as it takes
Hold the Hamas Leadership directly accountable
Hold the Leadership accountable and give them one final deadline before military action
Hold Leadership accountable, give deadline for military action and total cessation of all Israeli supplied electricty and Water.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Minister Boim: Gaza ceasefire hinges on release of Shalit

Immigration and Absorption Minister Zeev Boim said Tuesday that Israel would agree to a ceasefire with Palestinian armed groups in the Gaza Strip only part of a deal that includes the release of Gilad Shalit.

"In the last ceasefire, Gilad Shalit was kidnapped and any serious initiative requires his return first," he said. (Anat Barshkovsky)
Ynet News: Minister Boim: Gaza ceasefire hinges on release of Shalit

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Saturday, May 26, 2007

Hamas: if any harm comes to our leaders, Israel can forget about Gilad Shalit

Hamas military wing spokesman Abu Obaida said Saturday that if any of Hamas leaders are harmed, Israel can "forget about Gilad Shalit".

"Suicide bombings in Israel are just a matter of time and proper conditions…we can fire rockets even beyond Ashkelon, and we will resume suicide bombings and kidnappings," added Obaida. (Ali Waked)

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Friday, May 25, 2007

Negotiations on Shalit suspended

Egyptian foreign minister tells reporters talks on kidnapped Israeli soldier put on hold due to violence in Gaza

The negotiations for the release of kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit have been suspended due to the situation in Gaza, Egypt's Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit said Friday.

"The talks have been put on hold for now, in light of the situation and the internal Palestinian tensions," Aboul Gheit told reporters in Cairo.

Hamas and Fatah representatives left for the Egyptian capital on Friday in hope of reaching an Egyptian-mediated truce between the rivaling factions. The representatives are also scheduled to discuss the escalation with Israel.

Egypt's intelligence chief Omar Suleiman said that his country played a key role "in the rehabilitation of the relations within the Palestinian people… so that they can return to the negotiating table with Israel."

The London-based Arabic language newspaper al-Quds al-Arabi quoted a Palestinian official as saying that Suleiman is going to pressure Hamas and Fatah to bring the Shalit affair to an end.

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