These look like the guys that might be swapped for Shalit and his colleagues. If they can be swapped for Baumel and Arad also, that would be preferable. Hamas is an illegal organization. Approximate analogy -- Puerto Rico given more independence, and they promptly elect a pro-Castro, Stalinist, Communist regime. But the scale and military concerns of course are quite different. Israel is the size of Vermont, and the Gaza Strip the size of one of Ted Turner's ranches. And Puerto Ricans cannot build rockets in muffler shops that would hit Miami.
Jerusalem suburb of Even Sapir evacuated as wildfire spreads (Haaretz)