to force their politicians to accept the deal. The fact that normal decent Israelis are not putting direct pressure on their government means that Netanyahu can leave Shalit to rot in a basement in Gaza. It appears to me that Israel's elite have decided that Shalit is expendable and the population of Israel has agreed with what their politicians have decided. It is just everyone is to spineless to tell Shalit's parents to accept that their child is as good as dead.
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from the article: Report: Shalit mediator calls for urgent international action