Deal to Free Gilad Shalit Reached, Possibly Including Marwan Barghouti

By: Tuesday October 11, 2011 12:56 pm

Gilad Shalit, the Israeli Defense Forces soldier who has been under the control of Hamas since 2006, may be freed in a prisoner exchange deal, according to multiple officials. Officials in the Prime Minister’s Office said that “a brief window of opportunity has been opened that would possibly lead to Gilad Shalit’s homecoming,” adding: “The [...]

Red Cross: Gaza Blockade Violates International Law

By: Monday June 14, 2010 6:37 am

The International Committee of the Red Cross announced that the Israeli blockade of Gaza violates international humanitarian law, another example of the pressure being put on Israel in the wake of the flotilla tragedy. In a statement, the ICRC describes the situation in Gaza as dire, saying the only sustainable solution is a lifting of [...]