Shalit after Hamas captivity vs Palestinian terrorists after Israeli incarceration: A visual/moral contrast

Per AP 

GAZA CITY, Gaza City – A leader of the Palestinian militant group that captured the Israeli soldier swapped this week for more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners said Saturday that the soldier was treated well during his captivity.

Zuhair Al-Qaisi of the Popular Resistance Committees told The Associated Press that Gilad Schalit was given sufficient food and allowed to watch Hebrew-language TV.

Schalit was notably gaunt, pale and exhausted when he was freed. His father says his son is suffering from malnutrition, the effects of isolation and lack of exposure to sun and also wounds sustained during his capture that had not been treated properly. Noam Schalit also said his son “endured harsh things” in his more than five years of captivity in Gaza.

Al-Qaisi dismissed the accusations, saying that Schalit was provided food that “fits him as a Jew,” by which he appeared to mean kosher food….”

“The way Schalit looked when he was released proved that he was treated well,” said Al-Qaisi.

However, look at the following.

Note Schalit’s appearance during the infamous Egyptian TV interview, and then later when he was finally on Israeli soil:

Does Gilad Schalit look fit, well-fed and cared for?  Does he seem to be as healthy as the terrorists kept at the Israeli taxpayers’ expense?

Judge for yourselves from the Palestinian photographs below.  Note the significant difference between the appearance of the freed Palestinians and that of Schalit. 

(Note also that these photographs, by Talla Photography, were taken from pro-Palestinian web pages.  I collected them so that, despite the bizarre accusations circulating that the photographs and film footage of Schalit had been doctored to make him look more unwell than he actually was, there can be no credible claims that these photographs have been altered by the Palestinian media to make the subjects look fit, well, suntanned and healthy) :

9 replies »

  1. Thanks for this.

    The notion that the photographs showing an emaciated Schalit must have been deliberately doctored is infamous but fitting of some of the anti-Israel knuckledraggers one comes across on certain blogs.

    To have fed Schalit food that “fits him as a Jew” covers a multitude of sins, , given that these scum make no secret of what they think of Jews and Schalit’s appearance speaks volumes about that. I read somewhere that they said they had kept him as they would keep a cat..

    And what a stupid assumption that they fed him kosher food! How would they come by it? From a takeaway in Sderot?

  2. Now that Gilad is free, if any rockets are fired from Gaza into Israel, Israel should retaliate with all its might.

    • Actually, a better idea would be that for every rocket fired from Gaza, 100 prisoners scheduled for release should be taken off the list, starting with the ones who caused the most damage to Israel before they were arrested.

  3. Gilad’s appearance moves me to tears. He is unquestionably malnourished and ill, despite his beautiful smile.

    I am surprised you didn’t include pictures of Gilad taken before his captivity because the change in his health is striking. I looked them up myself after I read a comment from a nasty person of a particular religion who claimed that he had “always looked like that”. Not true, not true at all.

  4. What is also interesting is to see the pictures of the released terrorists relaxing poolside at “Gaza’s 4-star Al-Mashtal beach front hotel”, and pictures of their wives unpacking in fancy hotel rooms while waiting for their release to show how much Hamas cares for them.




    Very unlike the usual pictures of women sitting by ruined houses that hare carefully maintained in their destroyed state for propaganda purposes – for the Western media.

  5. Time to bring in the death penalty for terrorists. Anyone who kills, or aids in killing an Israeli should be found guilty, taken out, put against a wall and shot.

    It is time to make these Arab terrorists and their supporters pay for what they so blithely do to us.

  6. Why do we treat these terrorist scum with such sensitivity,they get 5 star treatment in our jails,only for them to get released, very well schooled,and very well fed,they get released only to return to terrorism……And giving us the finger…..

    We don’t release Jewish prisoners yet we release these terrorist scum……..