In exchange for a singlecaptured Israeli POW over 1000 kidnappedPalestinians will be released from Zionist occupation prisons. Although a singleFrench man serving in the Israeli terrorist army in occupied Palestine has become a household name with a face, family and friends, Palestinian prisoners are rarely given a name or a face and their friends and family are never interviewed. The human story of Gilad Shalit and his family is well known, but the Palestinians remain anonymous by the thousands.
Such arguments are usually put forward by those that have opposed Palestinian resistance all along, and, for political and ideological considerations, are incapable of recognizing any of its accomplishments. The lopsided numbers are a reflection of the Palestinian reality: an unarmed, civilian population occupied by a garrison entity heavily armed by a global superpower and acting outside of any moral or legal restraints.
Aside from congratulating the Palestinian people, and their resistance forces on this milestone victory, we refuse to engage in any political evaluations of this prisoner exchange deal. Only the Palestinian resistance can make such decisions.
This is a day to celebrate the return of over 1000 Palestinian fathers, sons, mothers, daughters, brothers and sisters to their families and loved ones. But as we celebrate the freedom of the brave Palestinian men and women we must also remember that thousands of Palestinians remain in Zionist prisons. The Zionist entity considers itself to have paid a “heavy price” by releasing over 1000 kidnapped Palestinians in exchange for a single terrorist soldier, a manifestation of the racist nature of Israeli society, but for every single Palestinian that remains held in Zionist prisons the Palestinians have a right to introduce the world to one thousand more Gilad Shalits.
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