Schalit family responds to Hamas video

By JPOST.COM STAFF
September 20, 2010 21:14

In response the Hamas video of kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Schalit which suggested he would be killed if a deal was not soon reached, the Schalit family released a statement saying that, "The Schalit family is troubled that instead of worrying about the hundreds of Palestinian prisoners jailed in Israel, some of which could have been at home long ago, Hamas leaders have chosen to continue holding Gilad, our son, captive as a hostage for their political aspirations, an act which is an ongoing war crime according to international law."

The statement continued, "In addition, Hamas leaders in Gaza and Damascus are not hesitant to add, and even take a new approach, to the psychological warfare of the lowest level against the Schalit family, instead of respecting international law and conventions."


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