During World War II, POWs on both sides were not released until the end of the war. So let it be with Shalit. I think the Israeli government should forget all about any prisoner exchanges as long as a state of war exists between Hamastan and Israel. Once Israel makes it clear that it has no intention of releasing any Hamas murderers for the duration of the war,, the whole matter will fade froom the headlines, cease to drain public energies, and,what is most important, rob Hamas of one of itsmajor weapons againswt Israel. Giad Shalit is a soldier. With all sympathy towards his family, they - and he - knew what he was getting into when he joined the IDF.
Man shot dead in northern Israel town of Bi'ina, police say the murder was gang related (Haaretz)
from the article: Hamas: We won't let Red Cross visit Shalit