#1 has a point Israel is at war And countries at war sometimes exchange prisoners. Almost every time at the conclusion of a war all prisoners are sent home in America we held thousands of German And Japanese P.o.w.s. we sent them all back even with Vietnam we exchanged prisoners. Don't look at the Palestinians as criminals or terrorists think of them as prisoners of war that will make this deal to trade prisoners easier to swallow. Make a final peace deal and it will make it easier for this deal to be forgotten.
U.S. to defend Syrian rebels with airpower, including from Assad (Reuters)
from the article: Analysis / Israel and Hamas both trying to sweeten Shalit deal