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        10/20/2011, Tishrei 22, 5772

      Almagor: Publish the Shamgar Report Immediately

      The Almagor umbrella group of terror-victim organizations demanded, Thursday evening, that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak immediately publish the recommendations of the Shamgar Committee, which was appointed to investigate a policy for dealing with potential soldier abductions. A statement by Almagor threatened to petition the Supreme Court if its demand is not met.

      During the Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah holiday, Channel 2 television reported that members of the committee are expected to set stricter guidelines, which will limit the government's discretion. According to the report, they will meet, next week, with David Medan and the team that was involved in negotiations to release soldier Gilad Shalit and ask for their conclusions and recommendations.