Monthly Archives: January 2015

From a Hamas leader, unusual introspection

Gershon Baskin holds the draft agreement between Israel and Hamas for the release of Gilad Shalit at his home in Jerusalem, October 12, 2011 (photo credit: Kobi Gideon/Flash90)

Ghazi Hamad, deputy foreign minister of Hamas, responded to an appeal by Israeli peace activist Gershon Baskin to negotiate the release of Gilad Shalit. For three months, Hamad conveyed messages from the Hamas government to then-prime minister Ehud Olmert, through Baskin and Olmert’s daughter Dana. read more