"Israelis know that the exchange will bolster the recently flagging popularity of Hamas, in particular its more militant figures. It could seriously undermine Palestinian moderates, foster a return of large-scale terrorism, and deal a telling blow to the Palestinian Authority..." Which will ensure that Netanyahu has a long, comfortable period to build more right-wing settlements on Palestinian land—because he's deliberately undermined Palestinian moderates, with whom he could have swapped land for peace, in favor of Palestinian militants, who have no interest in peace. Neither does Netanyahu.
Wounded Israelis in suspected car-ramming attack in West Bank are soldiers (Haaretz)
from the article: Bravo for these people, these Israelis