'Don't lift Gaza embargo without freeing Schalit'

June 6, 2010 14:40

No decision on the question of easing the embargo on Gaza should be taken without a concomitant decision by the government to agree to the terms for a prisoner exchange demanded by Hamas, Shimshon Liebman who leads the Campaign to Free Gilad Schalit told Army Radio Sunday.

“We’ve been told repeatedly this embargo is a lever Israel is using to lower Hamas demands, we’ve been doubtful about the effectiveness of this from the start, but gave the government credit, if Israel gives up this weak lever, it must commit itself to paying the price necessary to return Gilad Schalit,” Liebman said.

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