Why should they put a soldier who performed poorly in his duties when there are many other soldiers who are available for this task. This is irresponsible behavior by the IDF and those involved. It is a shame that he had to go through his ordeal of being a hostage but the commission that investigated his actions wrote that he did not follow proper procedure and that his actions directly led to the death of the other soldiers in his unit and to his capture. Because of his conduct, hundreds of convicted terrorists and prisoners were also released as a consequence. This is a travesty and I am shocked that this government, especially Shimon Peres would let this happen.
from the article: Gilad Shalit to join new immigrants to Israel on flight from U.S.