Release of Israeli Soldier Gilad Shalit delayed

December 11, 2006 11:39


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

The release of Gilad Shalit has been delayed because Israel has not met Hamas' demands Israel Radio cited from the Palestinian paper Al Hiam. Israel agreed to release 1,000 Palestinian prisoners and not 1,400 as Hamas demanded. Additionally, Israel insisted on determining which of the prisoners would be released. Osama Al-Mazaini, a high Hamas official in Gaza, said Israel started raising the number of prisoners to be released but it still failed to meet the organization's demands. Hamas demanded 900 prisoners, among them women and children, be released this month, and an additional 500 next month.

Related Content

Jisr az-Zarq
April 3, 2014
Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town