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. 9Anat Barshkovsky)