Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza: Gilad Shalit
by Arsen Ostrovsky – February 23, 2011
There is one person certainly suffering from a humanitarian crisis in Gaza: Gilad Shalit. He has been held hostage by the terrorist group Hamas, in breach of every international law and human rights convention, for over 40,800 hours,, 1700 days,, 4.5 years; and denied so much as a visit by the Red Cross. Shalit, born in Israel in 1986, was kidnapped by eight Hamas terrorists in an unprovoked attack on June 25, 2006, when he and other Israeli Defence Soldiers were guarding a border crossing named “Kerem Shalom,” ironically translated as “Vineyard of Peace,” to enable trade between Israel and Gaza. Today of course there is very little trade with Gaza, with the exception of humanitarian supplies, out of fear that terrorists will abuse it to smuggle weapons.
During the attack, two Israeli soldiers, Lieutenant Hanan Barak and Sergeant Pavel Slutzker, both 20, were killed, and three others were seriously injured. At the time of Shalit’s abduction, he was 19 years old; this August he will turn 25.
Mere HER hos Hudson New York. Og mere om palæstinenserne – set med halalhippieøjne. Lidt fortjent kritik af den engelske journalist Peter Oborne:
Peter Oborne’s Hypocrisies
25th February 2011 – Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens
Peter Oborne should read his own newspaper before telling us about the glories of a democratically elected Hamas.
In a piece for the Daily Telegraph, Oborne is heavily critical of America’s support for undemocratic dictatorships in the Middle-East about America and the rapidly changing terrain of Arab politics, Oborne tells us:
The biggest problem is that America wants democracy, but only on its own terms. A very good example of this concerns the election of a Hamas government in Gaza in 2006. This should have been a hopeful moment for the Middle East peace process: the election of a government with the legitimacy and power to end violence. But America refused to engage with Hamas, just as it has refused to deal with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, or to acknowledge the well-founded regional aspirations of Iran.
Mere HER hos Standpoint Magazine.
Opdatering 6. marts 2011 fra The Jerusaem Post:
‘Hamas delegation departs for Syria to discuss Schalit’
March 4, 2011
Group set to hold round of meetings with political leadership on new proposal put forward by German mediator, report from Gaza says.
A Hamas delegation was expected to leave the Gaza Strip Friday to Sudan and then on to Damascus for a round of meetings about negotiations for a prisoner exchange that would include captive Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit.
The delegation set out to Damascus to meet with Hamas’ political leadership regarding a new proposal put forward by the German mediator regarding the release of Schalit, Gaza-based Palestine Today reported.
Mere HER i The Jerusalem Post.
Opdatering 4. maj 2011 – stadig intet nyt:
News of a Kidnapping
Israelis are clamoring for the release of Gilad Shalit, the IDF soldier abducted nearly five years ago, but is the prisoner swap demanded by his Hamas captors too high a price to pay?
Mere HER i Tablet Magazine.
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