“Life-loving country cannot continue” to release over 1000 prisoners for a soldier.
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak calls the Gilad Shalit deal a “slippery slope”.
Barak said that a “life-loving country cannot continue” to release over 1000 prisoners for a soldier. “This slippery slope has to stop. A change is needed,” he said.
Israel must change its approach to kidnap situations, Defense Minister Ehud Barak told Channel 2 on Sunday night. Asked whether he had a message for Hamas and its military chief, Ahmed Jabari, on the consequences of a future kidnap attempt, Barak responded, “I don’t think I have to say anything publicly via television screens. ”
He added, “Hamas understands that it’s not worth its while try this again. As we are a learning nation, we don’t want to return to this.”
The defense minister said Israel would “do what we have to do” to ensure that Israel does not release such a large number of prisoners in future cases of kidnapping, adding, “Jabari and the Hamas will understand the change.”
Source: Jerusalem Post
The Israeli society feels the pinch. To let 1027 Arabian criminals off the hock to get one Israel soldier home, is a heavy price to pay.
Israeli Defense Minister have to warn the Hamas. What else can he do?
If the Hamas feel they can get another 1.000 criminals released as a premium for criminal activity, the Islamic terrorists will not wait to kidnap another Israeli soldier.
The big question is what Ehud Barak will do when the Hamas has kidnapped the next Israeli soldier. Will he than stop short of making the second deal, with a terrorist organization Israel promised never never invite to any kind of talks.
The truth is that Israel is under pressure. One deal with blood thirsty islamic terrorists, has an tendency of not becoming the last and final.
The days of distress for Israel is not over. The trouble will increase, up to the day the Messiah Jesus returns. He is the only solution for us all. Only Him can bring peace to Israel, the Middle East and the World.
Written by Ivar