The three Palestinian terror groups that captured IDF Cpl. Gilad Shalit gave Israel until 6 a.m. Tuesday to release Palestinian security prisoners or "pay the consequences."
The statement, which was faxed to news agencies on Monday, did not say what those consequences would be.
Shalit, 19, was captured on June 25 in a cross-border raid by linked to the Palestinians' ruling Hamas party, the Popular Resistance Committees and the Army of Islam. The last two groups have ties to Hamas.