Israel should not leave her fighters behind and do as most countries would: exchange Shalit and Pollard for spies and prisoners in Israel. It should have happened long ago. Typically, this exchange happens at the end of a cooling off period for major spies after 3-6 years, and for prisoners of war within 1 year. Think of the unnecessary human misery on both sides. To refuse this international custom is both stubborn and cruel.
Palestinian man suffers light wounds from rocks thrown by Jewish men in Jerusalem (Haaretz)