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Lawfare Questions: WIll the US Seek Extradition?

Reader comment on item: Gilad Shalit and Doing Business with Terrorists

Submitted by PezDispenser (Israel), Oct 19, 2011 at 04:52

Dr. Pipes,

I would like to know if lawfare can be used by other Western countries in this case.

1) If it is discovered that some of the released terrorists were involved in killing American citizens in Israel, can the US justice system demand and achieve their extradition? Some of these terrorists were sent abroad to Turkey and the UAE - countries that might be subject to American pressure.

2) Can the released terrorists technically be defined as international war criminals? If so, what would it take to get them tried for war crimes at The Hague?


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