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Right thing to do

Reader comment on item: Gilad Shalit and Doing Business with Terrorists
in response to reader comment: Disagreeing with you

Submitted by Mark (United States), Oct 19, 2011 at 18:32

Yes, we released 1027 Arabs for one Israeli. Some of these 1027 are terrorists, who may commit more crimes. Yes - there is a probability of this happening. But let's not forget - we did save one REAL life and traded it for a PROBABILITY. Aren't these aplles vs. oranges?

In a meantime I hope that Israeli goverment will figure out how to deal with similar situations in a future in a more beneficial for Israel way (I'm sure it is possible).

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