Bwahahaha!! Two days ago I wrote about how Israel had been negotiating with HAMAS over the release of their long held Israel Defense Force soldier Gilad Shalit. Yesterday Israel had offered to trade 226 of the 450 Palestinian prisoners it has held for ages. Israel’s first offer had already been rejected by Hamas, so yesterday Israel upped the number to 226, hoping Hamas would agree and Israel was awaiting an answer from Hamas. Evidently Hamas said “no way jose” because today Israel is now handing over ALL 450 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for Shalit. I say again Bwahahaha!!
Sources: Israel agrees to free all 450 Hamas prisoners for Shalit
Israel has agreed to free all 450 of the prisoners demanded by Hamas in exchange for kidnapped Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit, and the dispute now revolves around Israel's demand that some of these prisoners be deported rather than returned home.
According to the sources, Israel is insisting that several dozen of the released prisoners be exiled abroad and that others be released to Gaza rather than the West Bank. However, Hamas has thus far agreed to the deportation of only a handful of prisoners, and has conditioned even this on the consent of the prisoners to be deported. It also opposes releasing prisoners to Gaza rather than the West Bank
This is yet another clear victory for Hamas. I say “another” because Operation Cast Lead is a huge failure, not only did Israel not succeed in stopping Hamas, but today there exists far more support for them then before Israel’s genocide in Gaza. Additionally, Israel has become a Pariah in the world. With many countries looking into war crime charges using International Jurisdiction. The world now hates Israel and offers all its sympathy for Palestine. If that's not enough, today Israel is forced to give over all 450 prisoners for Shalit. Yeah, Israel did real good, I say again, Bwahahah!!
But, (there is always a "but") I wondered why would this be so important for Irsael to trade all 450 prisoners for Shalit? One wonders, one really wonders. I mean could it possibly be that Israel's forced draft into the IDF may just run into some resistance?? And that young people won’t want to join up??? Hmmm let’s see:
Again from Haaretz
A group of Israeli teenagers have sent Prime Minister Ehud Olmert a letter warning that his government's failure to secure the release of abducted Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit has made enlisting for military service more difficult for them.
"We find our enlisting in the IDF much more difficult knowing that Gilad Shalit has been forsaken in captivity and not returned to his parents,"
"When he was abducted, he was a kid, like us," they added. "Most of us are high school students, and we look forward to joining the army and serving our country. As future soldiers, we would like to be certain that if one of us is taken captive, the government will do whatever it takes to bring him back."
Well, Well, Well.............
Me thinks we have the wee answer above.
Again, I say BwaHaHaHa!