Palestinians mock abducted Israeli soldier

Monday, August 25, 2008 |  Israel Today Staff

Hostage Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit has become the butt of local jokes in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, Israel's Channel 10 News reported on Monday.

In addition to more conventional jokes, Gazans have also produced video clips and doctored photographs mocking Shalit, as well as a popular audio recording of a phony telephone call from Shalit's mother.

Shalit's two-year-old captivity is the source of great anxiety and consternation among Israeli Jews, which has fueled the Palestinians' contemptuous view of the abducted soldier's fate.

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