Israel will never release real leaders like Barghouti and it shouldn't. Shalit is a bargaining chip like a freighter held by the Somali pirates, the evidence of a scandal held over a British MP, or a bribe like the US uses with Afghan and Iraq leaders. Hamas and Fatah can be bought off just as Arafat was. Quadafi has pledged 500 million to the Palestinians and Israel should match it. Rebuild Gaza schools, factories and housing. Let corrupt businessmen arrange Shalit's release quietly. World opinion will swing back to Israel and lay a foundation for real direct talks.
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from the article: Fatah strongman: Internal Hamas row derailing Shalit talks