As always Cipora you ignore the ISSUE. The ISSUE is not Hamas. Hamas is nothing but the catalyst. The ISSUE is whether Israel will redeem the Israeli or whether Israel will abandon him. I have made it VERY clear that this is my view. Shalit fell into Hamas hands because he and his fellows were asleep (literally or philosophically) on duty. What remains is the question of whether a Jew is to be redeemed or not. Hamas wins either way Cipora. Israel has it's choice of how it looses. You will grasp at any straw to avoid dealing with the remaining choice. So, it seems, will Bibi. If only he were honest or decent enough to out with the truth then perhaps the world will know.
Opposition leader Isaac Herzog calls on government to allow Syrian refugees into Israel (Haaretz)
from the article: Netanyahu to Hamas: Israel's offer for Shalit is final