How is releasing 1000+ angry Palestinian fighters for one soldier going to help Israel. I am willing to bet that Gilad Shalit would rather die in his captors hands than endanger his nation to such a degree. Those 1000 "terrorists" will most likely kill atleast 1 innocent Israeli.
Knesset passes 'Norwegian Law' allowing ministers to resign their seats, remain in cabinet (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel cabinet approves Gilad Shalit prisoner swap