Four years of captivity
June 25, 2010 11:54 AM Subscribe
posted by Joe in Australia (47 comments total)
Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit
was captured four years ago by Hamas and has since been held captive and incommunicado
in an undisclosed location. The fourth anniversary of his confinement has been marked by international demonstrations
, a statement
from Human Rights Watch, and an essay
by philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy. At least this anniversary hasn't been marked by a Hamas-produced cartoon
mocking the Shalit family.
Four years previously
It can be hard to remember that four years ago there was no blockade of the Gaza strip
and that sanctions
were generally expected to bring Hamas back to the negotiation table. The present blockade is at least partially
a reaction to this kidnapping.
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