Israeli Nobel Prize for chemistry laureate Professor Ada Yonath on Saturday said all Hamas prisoners held in Israel should be released in order to bring Gilad Shalit home.
"I don't understand why we incarcerate them in Israel in the first place," the professor told Army Radio Saturday.
She added that "all prisoners should be returned to Palestine regardless of a deal for Gilad Shalit's release."
Yonath was interviewed on the weekly Saturday radio show about her thoughts in general regarding the Middle East conflict and called for a "change in the status quo." She said that holding Palestinians captive encourages and perpetuates their motivation to harm Israel and its citizens.
Israeli Nobel Laureate calls for release of all Hamas prisoners - Haaretz - Israel News