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Israelis torn over handling Gaza hostage crisis

There were no wisecracks when the host of a usually irreverent current affairs show on Israel’s Army Radio turned to the abduction of a soldier by gunmen from Gaza. “When you die, it’s not your problem any more,” said presenter Avri Gilad. “But when you get kidnapped, it’s a predicament so extreme, like dying again and again. While Israel’s government issued ultimatums to the Palestinians to return Corporal Gilad Shalit, 19, who was captured during a deadly cross-border raid on Sunday, many ordinary citizens shied away from tough talk.” Full Story

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