News Brief 10/22/2011, Tishrei 24, 5772
Committee on Rescuing IDF Soldiers to Meet Next Week
The Shamgar Committee, which will determine procedures to restore prisoners of war, will meet next week. Member of Knesset and member of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Yohanan Plesner (Kadima Party) referred to the Gilad Shalit deal in which the kidnapped IDF soldier was exchanged for over 1,000 Hamas terrorist prisoners.
Plesner stated, "There is no place for regulating legislation of rules to define the red lines for similar cases in future. The practical meaning of legislation would require the abandonment of an Israeli soldier captured by the enemy. [This is] contrary to the basic values of our Jewish and [will] not stand the test of reality."