I am very , very happy that this young man will be returned to his family. Hams has held him for 5 years and not even allowed Red Cross visits. Hamas that is trying to ethnically cleanse their terrotories and routinely breaks international law. why don't we have Palestinian apartheid weeks?
I thank God for bringing this young man home. May he and his family finally find some peace.
In a deal that may signal future co-operation between enemies, Israel and the militant Palestinian movement Hamas have agreed to an exchange of prisoners in which a young soldier, Gilad Shalit, virtually adopted by his entire nation, will be coming home after more than five years captivity as a hostage in Gaza.
“Gilad will return to Israel in the coming days,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proudly declared in a nationally televised address before entering a meeting of his cabinet Tuesday evening to ratify the deal.
Mr. Netanyahu had reason to be happy: After five years of staring each other down, it was Hamas that blinked.