What this tells you is that Bibi's constant refrain of 'I can't do this because the far right in the cabinet won't let me' or 'I had to do this because the far right in the cabinet made me', is baloney. It's all about Bibi, never forget, so when he thought, 'I can do this, it'll play well, I'll look good,' he did it. The fact that the numbers are what the right opposed all this time, and that amongst those being released are people with our blood on their hands, and that it all could have happened long before, and that the 'devil we know' Mahmoud Abbas is damaged by this and its timing, and 'the devil we hate' is boosted, is of course irrelevant.
AG examines probes deal by new police chief Hirsch's security firm (Haaretz)
from the article: Netanyahu will be remembered as Gilad Shalit's redeemer