Both my son (an active combat soldier in the IDF) and I completely agree that Shalit should not be released for hundreds of terrorists. This poltically immature act will result in 1 son returning home and scores of others will be at risk for death at the hands of the released Palestinians. As well it will only raise the ante and incentive for Hamas to trry again ands lower the morale of our forces who work so hard to captur ethe terrorists. If one Gilad is worth 1000 terrorists, 2 are worth even more. Let us try to act maturely and not hysterically. Our sons know that on entering the service they are putting their live at risk. We can only trade one Gilad for one terrorist . Anything else hurts Israel enornously.
Islamic State destroys part of Syria's Temple of Bel, monitoring group says (Reuters)