He was a soldier who signed up to do his duty. He knew full well the risks and is only suffering that risk now. If he had more sense he'd have not joined up like many hundreds of others who are coming to their sense in israel and refusing to join the army, preferring jail time instead. So he is alive and being kept in "normal" conditions for a POW who needs to be hidden. End the lies and come to a meaningful peace and he will be released. Keep up this pretence and stalling of peace and expect more soldiers to get kidnapped or killed. You have a "war" mentality when it suits you but you cry about its consequences when one of your gets taken. End the war on a helpless population and make peace. Easy. Now bring on the hate filled remarks cos i dared to say something that didnt stroke your "perpetual victim" egos.
Netanyahu pays hospital visit to family of Palestinian infant killed in arson attack (Haaretz)
from the article: Shalit family to PM: Your refusal to free Gilad signs his death sentence