It would seem that the maximalists on both sides found they had to compromise. Compromise, what an absolutely filthy dirty word in today's politics. But many forget that politics is the art of the possible. If anybody won, it was those who think that compromise can be reconciled with practicality. And the real losers are those who wanted to write off Gilad Shalit as dead.
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from the article: Israel and Hamas are both winners and losers in Shalit swap deal