This must be Israel's firm policy. Our policy must be that any time a terrorist takes an Israeli hostage the price of such criminal acts will be very high. For one the death penalty must be imposed on all terrorist captured, two Israel must charge any hostage taker with the death penalty, three Israel must punish the terrorist group with all of Israel's might and put extreme pressure on the terrorist group until the hostage is freed. Operation cast lead should have not been called off till Gilad Shalit was returned and this is how Israel must deal with future hostage taking and not rewarding hostage takers.
Firebomb thrown during demonstration in northern Israeli town of Umm al Fahm (Haaretz)