Gilad Schalit – Prisoner swap

Posted by Troy on 18th October 2011 in Current Events

Israel recently swapped over 1,000 prisoners for 1 soldier.  Many people would look at this and say, “Look at how loyal the Israelies are.  They are willing to trade over a thousand prisoners for but one of their soldiers.”  I would say that they are foolish.  While I feel sorry for Gilad Schalit, there is no way I would release 1,000 prisoners.  I might release 1 prisoner in a one for one swap.  What they have done is release one soldier in exchange for over a thousand who may be involved in terrorism, murder, or other crimes.  Far worse, they have made their opposition look stronger.  They have given them heart.  Now others may flock to the Palestinian border.

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