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Reader comment on item: Gilad Shalit and Doing Business with Terrorists
in response to reader comment: Gilad's release had to be, despite the awful implications

Submitted by Nora A (United States), Oct 18, 2011 at 22:34

Yeah, I understand what you're saying, but this question keeps hounding me: what have the Palestinians really won by kidnapping Shalit? Did it improve their lives? Did they make any effort towards peace with Israel? Does it show them as being a kind and compassionate people who respect life? No to all. What do they win when they kidnap or kill Israelis? I mean, other than some kind of demented, sick thrill?

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