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A number of prominent terrorist operatives released in the Gilad Shalit prisoner swap expressed readiness to return to terrorism, calling for abduction of more Israelis.

A number of prominent terrorist operatives released in the Gilad Shalit prisoner swap expressed readiness to return to terrorism, calling for abduction of more Israelis. Their statements play into Hamas’ propaganda campaign, according to which “resistance” (terrorism) has proven superior to negotiations as a means to achieve the Palestinian objectives.
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The recent Israeli Air Force strike on a Hamas police coastguard post illustrated the dual nature of the Palestinian security force operatives, many of whom also serve in Hamas’ military-terrorist wing.

The recent Israeli Air Force strike on a Hamas police coastguard post illustrated the dual nature of the Palestinian security force operatives, many of whom also serve in Hamas’ military-terrorist wing. The coastguard apparatus has been involved in anti-IDF military activities unrelated to its naval police functions.
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Implementation of the Agreement for the Liberation of Abducted Israeli Soldier Gilad Shalit – Update No. 3

In the late afternoon of October 18 Gilad Shalit arrived at his home in the Western Galilee village of Mitzpeh Hila, where he was received by hundreds of well-wishers.
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Implementation of the Agreement for the Liberation of Abducted Israeli Soldier Gilad Shalit – Update No. 2

The implementation of the first stage of the agreement for the liberation of abducted IDF soldier Gilad Shalit was completed as planned at noon on October 18.
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Implementation of the Agreement for the Liberation of Abducted Israeli Soldier Gilad Shalit – Update and Supplement to the Initial Report

On Tuesday, October 18, the first stage of the agreement for the liberation of abducted Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit is scheduled to be carried out: he will be transferred to Egypt and in return Israel will release 450 male and 27 female Palestinian terrorists.
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The Agreement for the Liberation of Abducted Israeli Soldier Gilad Shalit – Initial Report

On October 11, 2011, the Israeli government held a special meeting where a large majority (26 in favor, three against) voted in favor of the agreement with Hamas for the release of abducted IDF soldier Gilad Shalit, held in Hamas captivity without Red Cross visits since June 2006. The agreement was supported by the heads
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