'Outline of Shalit deal stands despite Hamas reservations'
Attila Somfalvi
Published: 15.10.11, 20:28
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1. I Said We've Seen This Movie Before
emanon ,   USA   (10.15.11)
2. NO to the Islamist-Jihadists
Brod ,   USA   (10.15.11)
Israel should say NO to the blackmail of the Islamist-Jihadists. If they could destroy Israel over one soldier whom they kidnapped, it would be a precursor to Israel's demise. It is time for Israel to stand strong, united and resolute in saying NO to the dark forces. Should they continue to attack Israel with terrorism and rockets, Israel should effect a regime change in Gaza by ridding the enclave of fanatical Iranian Islamist-Jihadist thugs called Hamas.
3. there's way too much talking
nva ,   jerusalem   (10.15.11)
about this deal ...there should have been a media gag on it until Gilad was safe in Israel...of course, every group is going to try to challenge and change it.. We're playing hardball with people who make up their own rules anyway.. lo tov.
4. Hamas, renage and the deal is OFF!
David ,   Karmiel, Israel   (10.15.11)
Then you can deal with the families of 1027 terrorists that there "heroes" are staying in jail with NO VISITATION RIGHTS, no TV, no cellphones, no studying for university degrees and, just like Gilad Shalit, no Red Cross access! You have the best deal ever. We may lose one but you will lose ALL and there are thousands.
5. Israel is made a jerk by this !.
Arn. ,   Sweden.   (10.15.11)
Go to Gaza and free Shaalit, and if he is not found safe and sound, execute all Militants in Gaza. Arn.Sweden.
6. Deja Vu
zzz ,   Las Vegas, NV   (10.15.11)
"The Arabs [Palestinians] never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity." Abba Eban -1973
7. typical bull
mohson   (10.15.11)
ths is the arab mo-one step forward, 2 steps backwards. They are allies one day, enemies the next day, believe all kinds of conspiracies. In particualar the palestinian as martin sherman pointed out are a mythical dysfunctional arab construct trojan horse to weaken israel from within. and they actually pose a greater threat to jordan and egypt than israel. Where is a normal arab leader? There are none. They are all a conspiratorial irrational lot. And the israelis should not celebrate the deal before shalit is released. And the idf considering the last 5 years should not admit any more shalits into the idf.
8. Those who thought this would not happen
Sagi   (10.15.11)
are both stupid and naive. The cause of this is the media hype and the early "celebrations". The "homecoming" of the Shalit family and the visit of the CoS to announce that the deal is done. No it is not. The show a'int over till the fat lady sings and right now she has just put on her stage make up, that's all.
9. Israel - it's ok to agree to release female prisoners
William ,   Israel   (10.15.11)
just make the swap with the 200+ terrorists that would released. C'mon Israel, I know you're desperate to get Shalit out but don't play the "tourist in the shook". The answer to this new demand should be a new demand from Israel - take people off the list (and let the "Palestinian prisoners" know it), and increase those who will be sent abroad. Israeli Arabs should never have been included in the first place, unless they will be deported OUT of Israel. These are our citizens, but with such an action Israel solidifies the Jew-Arab rift that many Israeli Arabs insist is not there.
10. It's Ain't Over Till It's Over
Essie HaKohane ,   Florida, USA   (10.15.11)
The smiles and back slapping happened too soon. Israelis and the Shalit family should celebrate after Gilad is actually free. Hamas has proven itself, over and over, not to keep its word and to be totally uncivilised.
11. Hamas said all female prisoners will be freed.
Salma ,   Palestine   (10.15.11)
to # 4 I have to admit I would rather be put in jail then kidnapped and murdered , IS THE MESSAGE CLEAR ?
12. I KNEW IT!
Last minute blackmail demands or "agreement" is off. They do this every single time. I knew celebration was WAY too early. You watch. It will all be delayed for another few months. BLACKMAIL!
13. To number #1.
Jason ,   (10.15.11)
Learn to have have hope.
14. Is anyone really shocked by this?
John   (10.15.11)
15. Don't hold your breath.
John Turner ,   Wollongong Australia   (10.15.11)
I will believe Gilad Shalits' return when I see it and not a minute before.
16. Typical palestinian, ala arafat
J.K. ,   Brooklyn USA   (10.15.11)
17. Take ALL the military and secret service resources
Isac   (10.15.11)
in order to safely free Shalit. No Arab prisoner releases! Zero Arabs free.
18. No worries...the deal will stand as is.
Noodles ,   Coney Island   (10.15.11)
19. You're kind of being stupid
Steve From Raleigh   (10.16.11)
If you think this will happen. It won't
20. #11 Two can play the game
Cynthia ,   USA   (10.15.11)
1027 Palestinian families better not celebrate yet. Israel holds key to their freedom. If Hamas wants to play games or Gilad is harmed, no deal will find Mashaal hiding in disgrace from Palestinian tsunami.
21. Has anyone seen evidence that Gilad is still living?
AARON ,   NEW YORK   (10.15.11)
22. #11 I agree
Robby ,   San Jose, USA   (10.15.11)
I think you are making an argument for why Israel should reconsider the death penalty.
israel israeli   (10.15.11)
24. To paraphrase R Dangerfield:''No self-respect, no respect!''
tom ,   tel aviv   (10.15.11)
25. Will Israel give in?
tiki ,   belgium   (10.15.11)
Of course they will. Can hear the spinning weels turning already. Hamas recognizes a sucker when it sees one!
26. Odds rather high you'll wind up with a corpse in a bag
Cameron ,   USA   (10.15.11)
This deal has bad written all over it.
27. Cameron @#26
galutia ,   selah   (10.16.11)
lets hope your odds are wrong... it would be a creul joke if you are right... and increases the chances of greater conflict in the region....
28. alive?
Sabina ,   Hollywood   (10.16.11)
Do we know for sure whether Shalit is alive?
29. deal not done -israel surrender incomplete
moron ,   galut   (10.16.11)
hope deal dies before these terrorists are released to kill again
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