its a very sad situation for Israel. to release murderers who will kill innocent Israelis again if set free. there must be a way that Hamas is forced to pay so high a price that Shalit is released! if no solution is found then Shalit may not be set free soon. as well, other soldiers and civilians will be kidnapped in due time. I dont think Hamas wants to release Shalit as long as it can gain propaganda points from this impass.
from the article: Al-Hayat: Hamas ready with final response on Israel's offer for Shalit