Israel Means Business

According to the Australian News, Israel threatens to kill the Palestinian PM if Cpl. Shalit is not released.

ISRAEL last night threatened to assassinate Palestinian Prime Minister Ismael Haniyeh if Hamas militants did not release a captured Israeli soldier unharmed.
It came as Israeli military officials readied a second invasion force for a huge offensive into Gaza.

One would think the Palestinian government is beginning to lose credibility with the world as they sign a deal to recognize Israel one day, then do an about-face and refuse to recognize them on the next.

A Hamas spokesman said the group would never recognise Israel, in spite of a deal its leaders signed this week offering implicit recognition of the Jewish state in return for easing an economic blockade.
Israel claims it has intelligence about the area where Corporal Shalit is held, but has been unable to pinpoint the exact location. Mr Olmert said the military would leave the strip if he was unconditionally and safely returned.
Egypt and the neighbouring Arab states of Jordan and Lebanon fear a war between Israel and the Palestinians could lead to uprisings within their own borders, which house many Palestinian refugees.
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