July 27, 2006
Though, the article has since been changed to reflect these responses to the Abbas comments: “Hamas spokesman Abu Obeida said “from our side there is nothing new.” Palestinian lawmaker Saeb Erekat said it was “premature” to say the soldier, Cpl. Gilad Shalit, is about to be released.”
Meanwhile, Israel is training 30,000 more troops. Because while it may be premature to say Cpl. Shalit is about to be released, it isn’t premature to say that Israel will continue the ass-kicking until he is.