Tuesday, 27 April 2010

The Calculus of Life and Death - The Shalit Conundrum

When Nachshon Wachsman was abducted, by Hamas militants in October 1994, Israelis held a collective breath. All eyes were trained on the video that his captors released. "The group from Hamas kidnapped me," said the quietly spoken 19 year-old man. "They are demanding the release of Sheikh Ahmed Yassin and another 200 from Israeli prison. If their demands are not met, they will execute me on Friday at 8 P.M."