Of course. There are always new demands, and always will be, until the world is Islamized under Sharia and non-Muslims subjugated. But Western analysts, ignorant or careless of the jihad ideology, continue to assume that if we just hit on the right mixture of carrots and sticks (mostly carrots, of course), peace will ensue and all will be well.
“New demands from Palestinian militants,” from AFP, with thanks to JE:
The three Palestinian militant groups that captured an Israeli soldier six days ago in the Gaza Strip demanded today that Israel free its Palestinian prisoners.
“We demand the release of 1,000 Palestinian, Arab, Muslim and other prisoners,” said a statement signed by the Popular Resistance Committees, the armed wing of the governing Hamas and the Army of Islam.
The demands come amid claims that a second Israeli soldier had been kidnapped and would be killed unless Israel ends its military offensive in the Palestinian territories.
Israeli police later denied the claim that a second soldier had been snatched in the Palestinian territories.
Saturday’s statement, entitled “military statement number two”, did not explicitly specify that the releases were conditions for securing the freedom of 19-year-old army corporal Gilad Shalit.
The three groups said all the detained leaders of Palestinian movements as well as elderly and sick detainees should be freed and reiterated an earlier demand for the release of women and juvenile prisoners from Israeli jails.