Israel expected Shalit to reach the "over ripe melon" stage much sooner triggering a drastic price discount. In fact, the treatment lavished upon Shalit by Hamas kept him in good health for years, causing some very long faces in Israel. Well, it all ended for the best. Everybody is happy including Shalit. He is far better off today than his unremembered crew mates who were killed when Shalit was taken alive.
Mexico sentences five men to 697 years for killings of 11 women (AP)