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No Release

The JPost has an analysis of why releasing Palestinian Arab prisoners to gain the release of kidnapped Israeli soldier Cpl. Gilad Shalit would be a terrible idea.

Not only would it invite more terrorist kidnappings, it would be a major political victory for Hamas over Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

While "moderates" like Abbas hardly deserve to be taken seriously right now, since they lack the support of their people, it's important that Palestinians come to understand that moderation is the way toward getting what they want -- not more terrorism.