How is releasing 1000+ angry Palestinian fighters for one soldier going to help Israel. I am willing to bet that Gilad Shalit would rather die in his captors hands than endanger his nation to such a degree. Those 1000 "terrorists" will most likely kill atleast 1 innocent Israeli.
First U.S.-trained Syria rebel believed killed in fighting, U.S. officials say (Reuters)
from the article: How it happened / The breakthrough that led to the Shalit deal