Is Shalit trade worth it?


With Israel’s announcement that it will release 20 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for a recent video of captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Israelis are wondering whether the swap — and, perhaps, the next one to come — is worth it.

  • Anat Meidan of Ynet writes that even one minute of video is priceless.

  • The editorialists at Ha’aretz call the deal "unbalanced" and warn that "No step toward the release of the soldier who fell into the enemy’s hands three and a half years ago will be an economical deal."

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