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Hamas Releases Gilad Shalit Film

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

On the one-year anniversary of the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Hamas has released a film describing the Israeli soldier’s abduction in 2006.

According to the film, which was released on Oct. 18 on the website of the Hamas military wing, Ezzedeen al-Qassam Brigades, Shalit thought his captors were Israeli because they had put on uniforms resembling those of the Israel Defense Forces.

The operation on June 25, 2006, was carried out at 5 a.m. because “that’s when the Zionist soldiers tended to nap,” one of the interviewees in the film said.

The armed militants who captured Shalit crawled along a 300-yard stretch to reach his tank from the mouth of the tunnel that had been dug in advance. They then split up into three detachments. One was comprised of two men, Mohammed Frauna and Hammed Rantissi, who were discovered and killed on their way to a watchtower.

Another group placed a “very large” explosive charge under the barrel of Shalit’s Merkava tank. They moved back, detonated the charge and fired an anti-tank rocket at the vehicle.

“We saw a soldier climbing up from the hull so we shot him, then another climbed up so we shot him too,” a man named Abu-Hamza said in the film. “We heard someone shouting from inside the tank. We reported that we had a live soldier we went into the tank and we took him. He shouted that he was Jewish because he thought we were Jewish because of our uniform.”

Shalit was released from captivity on Oct. 18, 2011, in exchange for more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners being held by Israel.

Palestinians Protest Spanish Soccer Team Honoring Former Hostage Shalit

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

Palestinian groups are calling on Arab sports and soccer unions to protest a Spanish soccer club’s invitation to former Israeli captive Gilad Shalit.

The Catalan soccer team has invited Shalit as a guest of honor to its Oct. 7 Super Clasico match against Real Madrid. Shalit, who was held hostage for several years by Palestinian terrorists with the Hamas government’s approval, is to be presented with a medal during the event.

In response, the Palestinian press has called on Arab sports and soccer groups to protest while Hamas announced a media boycott of Barcelona soccer teams, which are popular with the Palestinians.

No TV station in Gaza will broadcast Barcelona matches and no newspapers in Gaza will write about the clubs, Hamas official Attallah Abu Al Subah said on Thursday. Palestinian TV broadcasts of Spanish soccer games generally receive high ratings.

A Palestinian prisoners organization in Gaza released a statement that said, “Gilad Shalit’s invite is a new cover-up of Zionist crimes under the pretense of sports. How can a dignified sports club, which calls for culture and humanity, invite a murderer and criminal like Shalit to honor and thank him?”

Prisoner Exchanged for Gilad Shalit Returning to Prison

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

One of the 1,027 terrorists released last year in exchange for kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Shalit will return to jail to finish his previously set term.

Ali Jumah Ali Zidat was found in Israel illegally, and is suspected of planning to commit another terror attack in the country.

Zidat was released in December 2011 as part of the second stage of the Shalit deal and has not been convicted of direct involvement in the death of Israelis, but rather conspiracy and aiding other terrorists who committed the murder of Israelis.

Zidat is the first Shalit-deal terrorist to be sent back to prison.

Gilad Shalit Celebrates First Birthday Since Being Freed

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Gilad Shalit marked his first birthday since being freed from Hamas captivity.

Shalit turned 26 on Tuesday. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Shalit to wish him a happy birthday.

“This is a particularly happy birthday,” Netanyahu reportedly told Shalit. “It is a birthday of freedom. The entire Israeli nation wishes you mazal tov.”

The Shalit family plans a private birthday celebration over the weekend, Shalit’s grandfather Zvi Shalit told Army Radio.

Shalit was released last October by Hamas after more than five years of captivity in the Gaza Strip.

11 Years to Jerusalem Sbarro Bombing

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

On August 9, 2001 a Palestinian Suicide Bomber entered the Sbarro restaurant in Jerusalem and blew themselves up. They killed 15 people, 7 of them children, and wounded 130 more.

The murdered:

Giora Balash, 60, from São Paulo, Brazil
Zvika Golombek, 26, from Karmiel
Shoshana Yehudit (Judy) Greenbaum, 31, from Passaic, New Jersey,USA
Tehila Maoz, 18, from Jerusalem
Frieda Mendelsohn, 62, from Jerusalem
Michal Raziel, 16, from Jerusalem
Malka Chana (Malki) Roth, 15, from Jerusalem
Mordechai Schijveschuurder, 43, from Neria
Tzira Schijveschuurder, 41, from Neria
Ra’aya Schijveschuurder, 14, from Neria
Avraham Yitzhak Schijveschuurder, 4, from Neria
Hemda Schijveschuurder, 2, from Neria
Lily Shimashvili, 33, from Jerusalem
Tamara Shimashvili, 8, from Jerusalem
Yocheved Shoshan, 10, from Jerusalem

Chaya Tova Chana Nachenberg – Still in a coma.

One of the terrorists involved in the attack was recently released from prison in exchange for Gilad Shalit.

Netanyahu Meets with Gilad Shalit, Parents as Holiday of Liberation Approaches

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Gilad Shalit met on Thursday with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv, for the first time since being greeted by the Prime Minister upon his return to Israel after five and a half years in Hamas captivity.

The visit, scheduled to coincide with the Passover holiday, was also attended by Netanyahu’s wife Sara, and Gilad’s parents, Noam and Aviva.

Gilad took the opportunity to again thank Netanyahu for returning him home last October, and told the Prime Minister that he had gained 6 kilograms since then. “Now time goes by faster and I’m getting more active. For example, I have a more diverse daily routine. I even came here on the train. Soon I’ll be discharged from the army.”

“You’re looking very well and it is evident that you are coming back to life,” Netanyahu responded. “This year the holiday of liberation gets a special meaning. From slavery to freedom; from darkness to light.”

Aviva Shalit thanked the Prime Minister, saying “we will always remember that you returned Gilad…It was important for me to come here today with Gilad so you can see that ‘whoever saves one life, saves the entire world.’”

Netanyahu deflected some of the credit, saying that throughout the ordeal, his wife was a relentless advocate for Gilad’s return.

Noam Shalit, who recently announced that he was running for a Knesset seat on the Labor party ticket and has publicly criticized Netanyahu, said that his family wanted to meet with Netanyahu because it was important to thank all those responsible for Gilad’s return.

Terrorist Released in Shalit Deal Goes Back to Prison

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Ayman Sharuna, a terrorist released as part of the Gilad Shalit deal, was arrested by the IDF a week ago on suspicion that he has renewed his membership in the Hamas terror organization and has returned to terrorist activities. Intelligence reports indicate that he has returned to anti-Israel activities, breaching the terms of the agreement which led to his release.

The Military Advocate General has requested that he be returned to prison to serve the remainder of his original sentence, another 27 years.

Sharuna was initially convicted of involvement in terrorist attacks, including the placing of a bomb in Be’er Sheva in May 2002 that wounded 18 citizens, and a score of shooting attacks. He was sentenced to 38 years in prison.

A special three-judge committee will convene next week to decide whether Sharuna should be sent back to serve the remainder of his sentence. The IDF said: “Sharuna’s activities constitute an outright breach of his terms of release”.

Major-General Avi Mizrachi, CO of Central Command, decided two months ago that terrorists released as part of the Shalit deal who are arrested again should be brought before a special three-judge committee which will determine whether they should be sent back to serve the remainder of their sentence. This is the first time the committee will convene.

The IDF stressed that dozens of breaches have been committed by terrorists released as part of the deal.

MK Uri Ariel, who opposed the Shalit deal, said: “Unfortunately, the recapture of this terrorist is the first event in a wave of terror which is being planned by hundreds of terrorists released in the Shalit deal. We predicted this prior to the deal, and our prediction is now materializing, which further strengthens the need to promote the law I have submitted to ensure the release of terrorists on a one-to-one ratio.”

This new law, entitled “The Redemption of Captives”, stipulates that an exchange of imprisoned terrorists for IDF captives can only be consummated on a one-to-one ratio. The law further states that terrorists released in such a deal will not be pardoned. As a result, if they are arrested again for terrorist activities, they will be sent back to prison immediately to serve the remainder of their prison term.

MK Ariel recently hosted a special conference in the Knesset on this issue. The event was attended by Nobel Prize Laureate, Prof. Yisrael Aumann, Former Defense Minister Moshe Arens, Dr Boaz Ganor, Rabbi Moshe Hager and Noam Shalit, Gilad Shalit’s father, who was very active in bringing about his son’s release “at any cost”. Shalit surprised everyone at the event by saying that he agreed the price paid for his son’s release was high, but blamed the government for making strategic mistakes throughout the process.

Prof. Aumann said that the Shalit Deal was a catastrophe which strengthened Hamas. “We must stop giving terrorists incentives to kidnap soldiers and get what they want”.

Terrorist Released in Shalit Deal Rearrested

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

A terrorist released in the exchange for captured IDF soldier Gilad Shalit was arrested last week in the town of Dura in Judea and Samaria, the IDF’s official newspaper, BaMahane, reported Wednesday.

Ayman Sharuna, who was freed with 27 years remaining on his prison sentence, was arrested on suspicion of engaging in terror-related activity. An IDF official said that intelligence reports had indicated that Sharuna rejoined Hamas and was therefore in “blatant violation of the terms of his release.”

Sharuna was sentenced to 38 years in prison for his involvement in a terrorist attack that injured 18 in Beersheba in 2002, and other attacks he perpetrated during the second intifada.

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