He was an excuse for them to bomb Gaza and avoid a permanent peace deal. Hamas could have let him sit under those bombs, then blamed Israel for his death. Never forget what it feels like for your son to be a pawn between governments who don't care about you. Be glad he's home, and dedicate yourselves to the cause of peace for the rest of your lives.
Death toll from car bombs in Iraq rises to 56 (AP)
from the article: Noam Shalit: Israel is returning our son to us