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Reader comment on item: Gilad Shalit and Doing Business with Terrorists

Submitted by Rebecca Moulds (United States), Oct 18, 2011 at 17:30

When I heard that Gilad Schalit would be released, my initial reaction was "YES---Finally!" but when I found out that his freedom relied upon the release of prisoners and convicted Arab terrorists, my stomach sank. I'm positive that Gilad Schalit's parents are thrilled about the release of their son, however, the circumstances of his release are the problem: one man's freedom for the release of thousands of prisoners, who will most likely go back to what they were doing when they were arrested. It is the dishonorable method of this trade that saddens me. I'm disappointed in this decision by the Israeli government and sincerely hope that this is not the beginning of a new wave of terrorism.

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