03.02.2011 29.Shevat, 5771
Shin Bet chief: Shalit negotiations failed as Hamas did not stop their demands
Yuval Diskin also speaks of alleged whistleblower Anat Kam, saying that the press has important role in democracy but has to respect the security service.
Shin Bet Security Service Director Yuval Diskin said Wednesday that the 2009 round of negotiations with Hamas for the release of abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit failed as the Hamas did not stop their demands, and accepting them would lead to "a slippery slope."
”The Hamas members who were part of the delegation in Cairo did not want to stop [raising heir demands] at any point," Diskin said at an event marking 30 days to the death of Journalist, editor and Israel Prize laureate Dov Yudkovsky in Tel Aviv….