I see this as an clear evidence that the Palestinan/Israeli conflict is all about liberation. It is not a religious hate, Gilad was an Israeli soldier captured while on duty and most importantly, he was not killed. This is very important to know for those who claim that Palestinians are seeking the death of all Jews or Israelis. The Palestinians could have achieved the same deal even with a body of a dead Shalit but they opted to keep him alive and this was done by the extremists and not the moderates. I urge all Israelis to think more and seek to elect a government that is willing to make Peace with the Palestinians. We are seeking the same. This is a happy moment for both sides and let us maintain the momentum of happiness and hope. If Israel was able to negotiate with Hamas for a release of one soldier, then they must be ready to negotiate with all Palestinian factions on the future of all of our children.
Man and woman arrested for attempting to attack Israeli forces in Jerusalem's Old City (Haaretz)