Why are we offering anything?
God Kicked the stuffing out Hamas over the past month on our behalf, and it's time we started acting like winners. We should say that we will not 'negotiate' with Hamas in any way unless they return the body parts that they have of our two soldiers - Oron Shaul and Hadar Goldin HY"D (May God Avenge their blood). I don't say that in any way to be disrespectful of the mitzva of bringing Jewish soldiers to a Jewish burial, but at least let's not offer any live terrorists. So why are we offering 25 live terrorists for body parts?
A source in the Palestinian delegation to Cairo said that Israel offered to hand over 25 terrorists that it arrested during Operation Protective Edge and 18 bodies of terrorists who were killed, in exchange for the bodies of Lt. Hadar Goldin and First Sgt. Oron Shaul hy”d.
According to report in Al Masry Al-Youm, Israel demanded that the bodies of its soldiers be returned as a condition for the negotiations to proceed. The report was not confirmed by any official Israeli sources.
Egyptian mediators met a Palestinian delegation again Friday evening and were waiting to hear back from the Israelis after the Jewish Shabbat ended at sundown Saturday.
Acting US Middle East peace envoy Frank Lowenstein, who has been in Cairo for some days, "is still trying to help the parties get a permanent ceasefire", a US embassy official said.Hamas needs a cease fire much more than we do. It's time to make them understand that.