By Simon Fischler
With the release of IDF soldier Gilad Shalit and the price paid for him, 1027 Terrorists, it is time for Israel not Hamas, nor Hezbollah to set the price for the next deal.
So that all the terrorists and their organizations know -- the United Nations and other world bodies included, Israel should take a new approach to all future hostage negotiations.
For the next IDF soldier or Israeli citizen who is kidnapped, the government of Israel must release the Mossad, the Shin Bet and all covert ops units in the IDF to personally hunt down and KILL -- not capture nor arrest, but kill -- each and every one of the terrorists released in the Schalit deal.
If this does not convince the kidnappers, Israel should then randomly arrest 1027 Palestinians, while also shutting off all water, gas and electricity to the Gaza Strip.
All Palestinians living in Israel under family re-unification should have their status stripped and be deported. Also, all the Palestinian workers supporting their families by working in Israel should have their permits revoked and also be deported.
If this does not help Hamas, Hezbollah and any other anti-Israel, terrorist group realize the need to immediately abandon the threat of a single further kidnapping, then the government of Israel should up the ante even further.
The new price should be the lives of the leadership of Hamas and Hezbollah, their families included; starting with the assassination of Ahmed Jabari, Mahmoud al-Zahar and their families.
This is no longer about one man.
These terrorists must know that as they joyfully kill Israeli families they, too, are putting a price tag on the heads of each and every one of their family members.
Finally, if this terrible price in Palestinian lives fails to stop these mad men from their insane threat to capture yet another young Israeli with peach fuzz on his cheeks, then the IDF should invade the Gaza Strip or Southern Lebanon -- whichever group abandons sanity first.
The IDF should then proceed to hunt down any of the leadership of Hamas and Hezbollah who survive and publicly assassinate them a la Qaddafi.
Both the Gaza Strip and Southern Lebanon will then be depopulated, as we see Turkey doing to the Kurds today.
Yes, this is harsh by Israeli standards, yet nothing in comparison to what Arabs and Muslims are willing to do to themselves.
This Arab proclivity for massacreing their own is what the Israeli government must remind the world when it starts hypocritically chastising Israel for her actions.