Panel to recommend end to mass prisoner swaps

05.01.2012                      10.Tewet. 5772                      Fasttag im Tewet

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Panel to recommend end to mass prisoner swaps

Shamgar C’tee expected to submit new proposals to Ehud Barak for handling abducted soldiers.

An end to large-scale prisoner swaps is expected to be one of the key recommendations the Shamgar Committee will make in a report it will submit to Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Thursday, as the government seeks to set guidelines for its response to future abductions of IDF soldiers.
According to Channel 1, the panel will recommend that the government refrain from appointing special mediators to conduct negotiations on its behalf and to set up an official unit instead, possibly within one of the existing intelligence agencies, to oversee such efforts….