Anorak | Gila Shalit speaks about Ahmed al-Jabari

Gila Shalit speaks about Ahmed al-Jabari

by | 27th, November 2012

GILAD  Shalit was kidnapped by Hamas. The Israeli spent five years in captivity. He was the only Israeli living in Gaza. He was freed on Oct. 18  2011. Israel swapped him for 1,027 Palestinians in Israeli prisons. Does he feel glad that the man who played a key role in his imprisonment, Ahmed al-Jabari, the Hamas military leader, was killed by the Israelis two weeks ago?

Der Spiegel asks him:

When asked about Gaza, he speaks quietly and hesitantly, struggling with almost every sentence. No, he says, he did not feel satisfaction when he heard about Jabari’s death, because he didn’t even know the man. “The killing has to stop,” he says. This is Shalit’s only message before his father interrupts the conversation. “The boy needs to be left alone,” says Noam Shalit. “Gilad isn’t a public figure.”

Can Shalit epitomise a complex situation in the

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