But they sincerely, deep down, want peace! “Mideast: Hamas Offers Award For Captured Israeli Troops,” from ANSAmed, November 24 (thanks to Insubria):
(ANSAmed) – GAZA, NOVEMBER 24 – While the exchange of prisoners with Israel and the release from Gaza of Corporal Ghilad Shalit seem to be on the way to a solution – after three and a half years of indirect negotiations -, Hamas is already thinking ahead and is planning to kidnap more Israeli troops. “Our strategy is simple,” a member of the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, told ANSA. “We offer money to anyone who manages to capture an enemy soldier”. The movement offers one million Jordanian dinars per prisoner, the equivalent of USD 400 thousand, enough for an entire family to live a very comfortable life. (ANSAmed).
Where are they getting this money? Maybe from American aid packages?