Saturday, September 12, 2009

Prisoner's Dilemma

Supporters of abducted Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit and relatives of Palestinian prisoners in Israel will hold a joint rally, Army Radio quoted a Kibbutz Movement official as saying on Saturday.

In addition the rally, which will be staged on both sides of the security fence around Gaza, Kibbutz Movement members will also transfer 100 gift parcels from Gaza to Palestinian prisoners in Israel to mark the Muslim holiday of Ramadan, army Radio reported.

The parcels will be handed to prisoners who have not been visited by relatives or received such gifts since Shalit's abduction by Gaza militants in a 2006 cross-border raid.

The move is a sharp reversal for the Kibbutz Movement, which has in the past tried to prevent families in Gaza from visiting their relatives jailed in Israel.

I say again: Interesting.

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