The terrorists have issued their demands for Cpl. Shalit’s return:
The Palestinian groups that claimed responsibility for Sunday’s attack on an Israel Defense Forces post near Gaza said Monday that they would provide information on the soldier kidnapped in the raid in return for certain demands.
A pamphlet sent to local Gaza media outlets and signed by the three groups said that they would only release information on the fate of Corporal Gilad Shalit if Israel freed Palestinian women and under-18s held in its jails.
According to recent figures, Israel currently has 95 Palestinian women and 313 under-18s in its prisons.
There are conflicting reports in the press about whether Israel knows exactly where Shalit is being held. I’m sure the leaders of Hamas and Mahmoud Abbas know exactly where he is.
By the way, still no statement from Kofi Annan saying he “deplores” the attack on Israel by terrorists from Hamas. Funny, he’s always so quick to “deplore” any action by Israel against the terrorists, though.