The general's milk toast sentimentality about Shalit is very distressing. Hamas was emboldened to make unreasonable demands because it didn't fear a military rescue. Better the risk of Shalit being injured or killed in a rescue attempt than hundreds of citizens die at hands of released terrorists. At this point all negotiations should cease so the IDF can bide its time until a rescue opportunity presents itself plus tighten the economic screws in Gaza. Shameful and embarrassing to Israelis and world Jewry Hamas thugs are leading us around by the nose.
U.S. says it killed 10 AQAP Islamist militants in four air strikes in Yemen since April 23 (Reuters)
from the article: Hamas official: No exile for prisoners freed in Shalit swap