Three years after he was snatched by Hamas terrorists, and young Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit is still missing.
And that’s the only thing we can say for sure. Because Hamas, with their typical hatred for all things Israeli and Jewish, are still refusing to allow Gilad even one visit by an international aid agency such as the Red Cross.
Assuming he’s still alive and could even receive a visit, that is.
Imagine with me, for a minute, the international outcry if Israel was treating Palestinian prisoners like this?
If Israel snatched a young Palestinian man, aged 20, and held him for three years – and refused to tell his frantic family a single thing about whether he was alive or dead?
Can you picture what the media would do with that?
Yet Hamas – which remember is the elected government of Gaza – gets away with this brutality and the media is silent. Not a word. Oh, sure, Jewish newspapers speak of Gilad Shalit. But where is the concern for ‘human rights’ that the Guardian (UK) and the New York Times, to give but two examples, are always expressing about their beloved Palestinians…?
It seems that ‘human rights’ only matter when they are Palestinian rights.
Who cares if one young Israeli soldier spends three years in the hands of Hamas?
Not the international media, that’s for sure.
Let’s all say a prayer for Gilad Shalit.
And G-d help him – because it doesn’t look like anyone else is going to.