Friday, July 07, 2006

Prisoner swap?

Top Israeli official hints at releasing some Palestinians prisoners.

This is not as bad as it sounds.

It was not immediately clear whether public security minister Avi Dichter was speaking for the government or expressing a personal opinion.

If militants release Cpt. Gilad Shalit and stop rocket attacks from Gaza, "Israel will need to, after some time, release prisoners as a reciprocal gesture," Dichter said in a speech to Israeli business people. "Israel knows how to do this. Israel has done this more than once in the past."

Release the Israeli, stop the rockets attacks, Then and only then, we will release some of yours.....okay, the Israeli prisons must be getting crowded anyway.

more good news

Dichter also said Shalit is alive.

Hamas signaled it was prepared to strike a deal.

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