I’m not a diplomat and while I can sometimes be diplomatic, other times, I clearly lack the needed finesse to deal with manipulations and negotiations. It’s a good thing I’m not part of the Israeli government; I have no patience for hypocrisy. I am simply unable to understand the logic of allowing a young man who did nothing but agree to serve his country to sit imprisoned after being kidnapped from our soil…while releasing Hamas leaders who are guilty of planning attacks, instigating terror, and so much more.
These are stupid decisions while Gilad Shalit pays. This news is being released throughout Israeli media channels, including this report from Israel National News:
(IsraelNN.com) Israel released Ibrahim Abu-Salem, a Hamas member of the Palestinian Authority parliament on Monday, after he ended his 38-month sentence in Israeli prison, Hamas movement said in a statement. Abu-Salem was one of 40 Hamas legislators arrested after Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was abducted by Hamas and its allies.
Two weeks ago, parliament speaker Aziz Al-Dweik was released, leaving 35 other Hamas lawmakers and three others representing other factions in custody. PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas met with al-Dweik last week to present a plan for forming a Palestinian unity government, according to sources who spoke on condition of anonymity, to the Chinese Xinhua news agency. The sources stressed that it including five Hamas members.