"utterly unjustified from the beginning and yet it has gone on for 5 long years," The belligerent occupation of Palestinian land and people has gone on for a lot longer. This boy was and presumably remains a member of the occupying force, as such he was hardly an innocent in all this. Still I'm glad he's been released.
Three homemade bombs in Egypt's Alexandria wound two (AP)
from the article: U.K. 'welcomes' Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange deal