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Hamas Posts Audio Tape From Israeli Hostage

From the terrorists’ friend, Reuters:

An undated picture of abducted Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, 19, released by his family June 25, 2006.

Hamas posts Israeli soldier tape before summit

By Mohammed Assadi

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) – Hamas militants in Gaza posted an audio tape of a captive Israeli soldier on the Internet on Monday, just hours before their rivals for power among the Palestinians were to hold a summit with Israel.

As Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas flew in to Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to meet Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Sergeant Gilad Shalit was heard asking for medical treatment and urging Israel to free Palestinian prisoners.

A spokesman for Hamas militants, who routed Abbas’s secular forces in Gaza this month to split the coastal enclave from Abbas’s larger stronghold in the West Bank, said it was up to Israel to make a deal to free Shalit, a 20-year-old conscript.

He was seized a year ago to the day by militants who tunneled up to his border post and killed two other soldiers…

Shalit, whose only previous contact with the outside world was a handwritten note nine months ago, said: “I regret the lack of interest of the Israeli government and military in my case.

“Thousands of Palestinian detainees have mothers and fathers whose sons must be returned to them.” …

Well, at least it wasn’t a videotape of his beheading.

Not yet, anyway.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Monday, June 25th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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