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Negotiating a Peaceful Solution in the Face of Hostility

Reader comment on item: Gilad Shalit and Doing Business with Terrorists
in response to reader comment: Nobody wins

Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Oct 18, 2011 at 19:29

While there may be conflicting emotions (calling for a high court intervention-is that real?) on the release of Gilad Shalit; let them be contrasted with the alternatives that could have resulted. The parents could have been found having to sit in shiva. The military would have been deprived of information that could be used to prevent another hostage situation, though the 'Palestinian'/Hamas/Hizbollah consortium have demonstrated resourcefulness in their aim to be destructive towards Israel.

Yet leave us not forget that now the release has been accomplished, be ready still for the next wave of terrorist operations. With all the returned operatives sent back to their terrorist cells, one can be sure that new incentives to be angry at Israel are looming still on the horizon.

Another observation is that the ratio of 'Palestinians' to Israeli soldiers can be seen here: how much is one Israeli soldier worth in the last negotiation?

This was not doing business with terrorists: this was a negotiation of the peaceful return of a life not yet fully offered for the peace of Israel.

Baruch HaShem Adonai.

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