If a country imposes manditory military service on its citizens it becomes that soldier's guardian. Israel took Gilad from the protective arms of his family and is responsible for bringing him back. The price is high and unfair, but no soldier should be left behind.
Shaffir to Herzog: Opposition failed to show leadership in political battles against PM (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel and Hamas are both winners and losers in Shalit swap deal