Hamas releases video mocking Israelis’ grief

Posted: April 25, 2010 by Jonathan Boyko in Gaza, Gilad Shalit, Hamas, Israel, Palestinians, Terrorism

Hamas militants in Gaza Early Sunday, Palestinian militant group Hamas released an animated video clip, mocking captive Israeli POW Gilad Shalit and the grief of his father:

The video shows Noam Shalit, Gilad’s father, walking the streets of Israel in another 20 years, clutching a picture of his son, who is still in captivity.

"We are addressing Zionist society, and not its leadership and elected officials, who don’t see anything outside their personal interests and therefore are holding up the prisoner swap deal. The option still exists that we will reach an agreement in which Shalit will be released in exchange for Palestinian prisoners," explained Hamas officials.

They added a threat to their message: "If the enemy continues its stubbornness, it will be sorry. But the regret will not have any significance. Shalit will not see the light of day until your government pays the price. If it rejects the conditions we have stipulated, you will have to pay a much higher price."

(Ynet, including the video)

INCITENTIALLY, HAMAS RELEASED the video on the same day Israeli authorities rushed a daughter of senior Hamas official to Ashkelon hospital, from where she was later airlifted to Jordan:

Israeli military spokesman Guy Inbar said Sunday the daughter of Hamas’ interior minister, Fathi Hamad, was taken to an Israeli hospital Friday before being airlifted to Jordan, where she later arrived.


In return for help, Israelis received nothing but hurtful propaganda, demeaning suffering of a family, whose son is being held in unknown conditions. Unlike Shalit, Palestinian prisoners have visitations rights and unprisonlike conditions such as satellite TV and access to high education.

  1. […] 2010 Jonathan Boyko Leave a comment Go to comments As Hamas propaganda branch releases a video, mocking the grief of Israeli people, one of Hamas’ top officials denounces the video clip, which portrays Gilad […]

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