Israel made an incredibly bad bargain for Shalit. If they waited until Shalit was on his death bed they probably gotten a one for one swap. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 06.02.12 | 05:28 (IST)

    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.

    from the article: Shin Bet chief: Shalit's poor health prompted Hamas to strike deal with Israel
    First published 01:30 06.02.12 | Last updated 01:30 06.02.12
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