By Wyatt Earp | October 18, 2011
After being kidnapped and held for five years, Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was released today. But Israel paid a steep price to get him out of the hands of Hamas.
Cheering crowds greeted Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit as he arrived in his hometown of Mitzpe Hila after five years in captivity in Gaza. Sgt Shalit, 25, was seized in 2006 by Hamas militants who tunneled into Israel.
He was freed after Israel and the Islamist movement Hamas agreed a deal under which more than 1,000 Palestinians would also be released.
Israel freed 477 Palestinians on Tuesday, including people convicted of murder and of planning suicide attacks. Another 550 jailed Palestinians are to be freed next month under the deal.
In my opinion, Netanyahu should break the deal and keep the other 550 terrorists. Frak Hamas and frak the “international community.” What are they gonna do; condemn Israel? Israel is condemned every day for a lot less. And those animals at Hamas deserve no consideration. At all.