The Israel-Hamas prisoner exchange 2011
Cheong, Damien D.
Date of Issue2011
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Israel’s decision to release more than 1000 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for Cpl. Gilat Shalit, who was captured by Hamas in 2006, is a political triumph for the Islamist movement. How Hamas leverages this new injection of political capital to enhance its domestic legitimacy will be interesting to watch.
DRNTU::Social sciences::Political science
RSIS Commentaries ; 149/11