As Israelis commemorated the kidnapping of IDF soldier Gilad Schalit with calls for his release, officials in the Gaza Strip said that meeting their demands is the only way the captive soldier can be returned home.
Spokesman for Gaza's Popular Resistance Committee Abu Mujahid said that Schalit will not be released until all of his captors' demands are met, Army Radio reported. He also mentioned French involvement in efforts to release Schalit while threatening more kidnappings. "Gilad was not kidnapped in Paris - he was a soldier whose mission was to kill women and children," Abu Mujahid said.
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