Activism is a good thing and opens doors of dialogue that wouldn't be opened otherwise. I am thankful Gilad recognized his supporters and their selfless sacrifice they have shown toward him. Israel scored points by negotiating his release from captivity. All in all, I would say this event has boosted the country's morale. Way to go Israel !
Yemen's Houthi rebels commit to peace plan in letter to UN chief, BBC reports (Haaretz)
from the article: Gilad Shalit to activists: Your struggle helped bring me home