October 18, 2011
by Jennie Ryan
The Israel Supreme Court on Monday rejected appeals to halt the release of Palestinian prisoners in exchange for a captured Israeli soldier. The petitions arguing against the release of more than 1,000 jailed Palestinians in exchange for captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit were filed by four ...[read more]
September 15, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On September 15, 2009, the UN Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, headed by Richard Goldstone, found evidence of war crimes committed by both Israeli and Hamas forces during Operation Cast Lead. The report found that Israel regularly impermissibly disregarded the welfare of civilians and ...[read more]
June 25, 2010
by Sarah Miley
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday urged Hamas authorities to allow captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit to communicate with his family and receive visits from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Shalit was captured in 2006 by Palestinian militants during a raid on an Israel ...[read more]
March 29, 2009
by Lucas Tanglen
The Israeli Cabinet voted in a meeting Sunday to deny Hamas prisoners privileges not required by law, such as education, entertainment and some visitation. The move, recommended by Justice Minister Daniel Friedmann, is intended to pressure Hamas into releasing Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who ...[read more]
March 19, 2009
by Christian Ehret
Israeli forces arrested 12 Hamas leaders during raids in the West Bank Thursday. Among those seized were former Palestine deputy prime minister Nasseredin al-Shaer and Hamas officials Adnan Asfur and Raafat Nassif. The seizures came after Israel and Hamas failed to reach an agreement on a ...[read more]
February 18, 2008
by Michael Sung
A tentative agreement between the Israeli government and Hamas for the release of captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit has been hindered by disagreements over the identity of the Palestinian prisoners to be released in exchange for Shalit, Israeli Army Radio reported Monday. Hamas is demanding ...[read more]
April 19, 2007
by Katerina Ossenova
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Wednesday rejected a demand by Palestinian militants to free hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in exchange for the release of captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. In a speech before Israel's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, Olmert said that the list o... ...[read more]
April 11, 2007
by Jaime Jansen
The office of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Wednesday expressed disappointment over the long list of Palestinian prisoners that Palestinian militants have demanded be freed in exchange for the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. Olmert and senior officials met Tuesday to discuss the ...[read more]
April 9, 2007
by Katerina Ossenova
Israel is reviewing the names of hundreds of Palestinian prisoners that Palestinian militants have demanded freed in exchange for the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Israeli officials said Sunday. Shalit was captured in Gaza on June 25, and his detention helped spark the latest round of ...[read more]
November 27, 2006
by Joshua Pantesco
Israel is willing to release many Palestinian prisoners, even long-term detainees, if Palestinian militants agree to free Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Monday. Shalit was captured in Gaza on June 25, and his detention helped spark the latest round of ...[read more]

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