What do you expect Israel's de facto Foreign Minister to say? Maybe he could have saved his words. But who could avoid saying words of comfort (if there is such thing) to the Shalit parents sitting with him. Place yourself in President Peres' skin.
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from the article: Peres: I'm convinced Gilad Shalit will return home alive and well