Sgt Gilad Shalit is free from captivity after more than five years in terrorist hands, which is obviously a good thing. But the price Israel has paid and is likely to pay is very very high.
What’s to stop the Palestinians from grabbing another Israeli soldier and getting another 1,000 prisoners, including many terrorists with Israeli blood on their hands, released? Only the Palestinians’ good will, as far as I can tell. Yeah, about that.
The Jon Donnison in that tweet is a BBC correspondent.
(h/t Drew M.)