Saudi prince offers $900,000 for kidnap of Israeli soldier [added to $100,000 existing bounty]
Saudi royal Prince Khaled bin Talal, has pledged a contribution of $900,000 to a bounty of $100,000 a Saudi cleric offered for anyone who kidnaps an Israeli soldier. The Washington Post reports Prince Khaled bin Talal announced his contribution, which rounds the bounty offer up to $1 million, during a phone interview with Daleel Television. Hamas Politburo Chief Dr. Mousa Abu Marzouk, had commented soon after the successful Gilad Schalit deal:
"The pawn [the IDF soldier Shalit who was kidnapped and held prisoner for 5 years] has served its purpose. There is no doubt that the high number of prisoners released has strengthened the movement's position in Palestinian society as well as future trust in Hamas."