"Sky will Fall on Them" Says Israel
Rueters: Israel warns of "long war" over soldier
GAZA (Reuters) - Israel warned the governing Palestinian faction Hamas that the "sky will fall on them" if they harm a captured soldier after a deadline passed on Tuesday for the Jewish state to accept a prisoner exchange.Shalit's captors sever links with Egyptian mediators Via The Jerusalem Post
While Israeli tanks and infantry massed along the Gaza Strip's northern border for a threatened ground incursion, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said the campaign to free Corporal Gilad Shalit could turn into "a long war."
Three Palestinian factions, among them the Hamas armed wing, pulled out of negotiations with Egyptian mediators trying to end the standoff over Shalit, a Hamas political leader said.
Israel rejected a 6 a.m. (0300 GMT) ultimatum set by the factions, which demanded that the Jewish state free 1,000 prisoners. Unless the demands were met, the factions said, "the enemy will bear full responsibility for future consequences."[read more]
Via jpost: Olmert pays surprise visit to Sderot
Via jpost: Asheri killers surrender to IDF troops - Slain settler, 18-year-old Eliyahu Pinhas Asheri.
Three Aksa Martyrs Brigades terrorists suspected of kidnapping and killing Itamar resident Eliyahu Asheri last week, surrendered to elite IDF troops in Ramallah early Tuesday morning after a three-hour standoff.
The three, who were all from the Ramallah area, were later identified as Bassam Artiyah, 34, Hamza Taktuk, 22, and Iham Kamamji, 20.
Olmert issues veiled threat against Syria AP Reports
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