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The court struck down a law which allowed security services to request remand of security prisoners without them being present at the court hearing.

The law’s logic was straightforward: a terrorist who receives a public attorney and attends a proper hearing is much less likely to succumb to his interrogators. It is very important, especially in the first days of detention, to frighten the terrorist to obtain the maximum possible amount of information in him.

The High Court treats terrorists like common criminals.

An armed Arab tried to kidnap an Israeli soldier in Hebron. The Palestinian was shot, and later succumbed to his wounds.

In December, Hamas’s armed wing tried to kidnap an Israeli soldier near Gaza. The saboteur was arrested.

Hamas sees that Shalit alone is insufficient as a tool with which to bargain for the release major terrorist prisoners, and seeks more pawns. Hamas’s assumption is wrong: faced with more abductions, Israel will harden her prisoner-exchange policy to avoid an escalation in kidnappings. Kidnapping attempts delay negotiations on Shalit: the government sees little sense in bringing Shalit back at an astronomical cost if more abductions are to follow.

February 2010
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