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Monday, June 25, 2007

365 Days Later, Shalit's Voice Is Heard

As a sick ploy in commemoration of a year since Gilad Shalit was kidnapped into Gaza, Hamas has released an audio of a message sent from Shalit to his parents. It's breaking news now. Here's what we know:
- Hamas releasing the tape proves what we've all known all along, but what the West and the MSM has done their best to hide. Regardless of which Terrorist group took Shalit hostage, Hamas was either a collaborator or, at the very least, knew full well what was going on and was fully complicit in his capture.
- It's not known whether this tape was made recently. For all we know, it could have been made a year ago. It might not even be Gilad. What is known is that Hamas is aiming to make a play in light of their total takeover of Gaza. Some analysts are seeing this as a week move by Hamas; saying that Hamas is desperate now to solidify their position and want to make a good PR move to brighten the picture from the past weeks' killings, executions, and general blood bathy merriment. They say that their position is proven by the amount and type of prisoners that are now being requested for the trade; 400 and mostly minor prisoners like many that are under 18. Other analysts say that this is a move to make Hamas even stronger and to prove to the world that they are in complete and total control of Gaza, and if the world wants to deal with any Palestinian leaders, it will have to be HAMAS. This might be why Shalit's tape was released within a day of Alan Johnston's new video tape.
- It's obvious that this is a scripted message. For all of you who aren't being appraised of what the message included, here it is:
- He sent a greeting to his family and friends. He told them he misses them very much.
- He apologized for the government of Israel and IDF not being very interested in dealing with those that took him captive and capitulating to their demands, especially since he was serving in the Army and wasn't a drug dealer.
- He says that he's spend a full year in prison, and hi medical situation continues to deteriorate and that he needs extensive medical care and hospitalization.
- He says that just like he has parents, thousands of Palestinians also have parents who want their sons home.
- He says that he's sure that the government will take more of an interest in listening and following the demands of the Mujahadeen in order to bring him home.
- With that, he said goodbye by simply saying "Corporal Gilad Shalit".
- Gilad's father, Noam, heard the message for the first time on Channel 2 and says that it does sound like his son't voice.
- Right now, the Security Cabinet is having an emergency meeting about the situation. PM Olmert has already arrived at the Sharm e' Sheikh summit in Egypt, so we don't really have any response from him at this time.

If things pick up or develop, I'll be sure to report them. I've seen what Fox news is reporting, so you're not really getting everything. Stay tuned....

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At 4:51 PM, Blogger amechad said...

Of course he's alive. Otherwise how else would Israel give hundreds and hundreds (if not more) of terrorists who will return to terrorism in exchange for one soldier?

I want Gilad (and all of Israel's MIAs) home. But we must recognize that prisoner swaps encourage kidnappings, including Gilad's.

At 10:59 PM, Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

Yeah... Unfortunately, we don't have a PM in place that has the fortitude to do what needs to be done.

At 2:37 PM, Blogger Michael said...

What I noticed in reports about the tape was the Shalit said his health was failing, and he needs a hospital, but the terrorist scum holding him said he was OK, and stable. Can't the terrorists keep their story straight?

I'll try to find you the link...

It's too bad that, that day after Shalit was taken, Israel didn't start carpet bombing Gaza.

"Sorry guys, the bombs will stop when our guy comes home. It's that simple..."

At 10:41 PM, Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

Michael, you're so right. But, we don't have the government for something like that. Now, it's too late to do something like that.

At 10:52 PM, Blogger Michael said...

OC, you're right about us not having the gov't for that.

We need Golda. She was twice the man Olmert will never be.

At 6:38 PM, Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

Hahahaha. Yup!


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