Israel is used to dealing with America. This is how they get whatever they want and no payment is necessary. In fact, America pays Israel to let America do favors for Israel. Hamas is not quite so generous, and the American proxy has no leverage with Hamas. This means that Israel had to pay through the nose to have their way. Israelis are unused to this and they don't like it one bit.
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from the article: Gilad Shalit met by ecstatic parade as he returns home after 5 years