Hillary to Gilad Shalit: Drop Dead

Both Haaretz and the New York Post report today that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has sent several “angry messages” to Israel in the past week complaining about the flow of goods and services to the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. While Israel has never, even during the worst of the fighting, announced it wanted to shut off all aid to Gaza, it has quite reasonably demanded that if the Islamist rulers of this area want aid and other materials to flow, they must agree to a long-term cease-fire and release Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier kidnapped in a cross-border raid in the summer of 2006.

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Hillary to Gilad Shalit: Drop Dead

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