I have been very empathetic towards the fate of Gilad Shalit - until now. The fight for his release has been turned by his family into a personal blast on Prime Minister Natanyahu and has therefore become political and not national. Consequently, I find that I can no longer totally identify with the campaign for Gilad Shalit's unequivocal release, and I am proably not alone in this. I would strongly recommend that the Shalit family reconsider their present negative public relations campaign.
PM: We'll surround ourselves with fences in defense against the wild beasts around us (Haaretz)
from the article: Shalit family to PM: Your refusal to free Gilad signs his death sentence