Israel is holding some 10,000 Palestinians in prison. The deal to free Gilad Shalit is being held up over a couple of dozen men that Israel fears would be to much of a security risk to free, but Israel is holding 10,000 others, out of which there are thousands that would not pose as serious a risk as those couple of dozen. Israel should make a public offer directly to the Palestinian population of such a trade, and publish the names of all those whom which they would release. This ought to do it, Gilad Shalit would be freed.
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