Palestinian group: Captured Israeli soldier ”treated according to Islamic standards”
One of the Palestinian groups that captured an Israeli soldier last summer on Tuesday said the he is in "good health."
But Abu Mujahid, spokesman for the Palestinian Resistance Committees, said Cpl. Gilad Shalit would not be freed until Israel gives in to demands to release more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners. "Gilad Shalit is in good health and is being treated according to Islamic standards of dealing with prisoners of war," he said, according to the AP. "He has been in custody for six and a half months and we are ready to keep him for years so long as our demands are not met," Abu Mujahid said.
Abu Mujahid said the Palestinians haven't softened their demand for the release of 1,000 prisoners, as well as all women, elderly and minors being held in Israeli jails. "These demands won't change, in a day or two or a month or a year," he said.
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