The Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit, who was held prisoner for five years by the militant group Hamas, has finally been released from captivity in exchange for the release of one-thousand Palestinian prisoners. Hamas and the Israeli’s both claim victory in the prisoner exchange. Sergeant First Class Gilad Shalit was held in captivity after being kidnapped by the military group. This exchange in no way represents upcoming peace between Israel and Palestine, in fact, the release of prisoners foretells more upcoming violence. Numerous Palestinian murderers released from prison in exchange for GiladShalit have vowed to perform suicide missions again.
Israeli’s nationwide denounced this strategic move by Israel in releasing various Palestinian prisoners who were convicted of murder in exchange for one Israeli soldier. It proves obvious that this political move was not made in creating peace and or confidence between both sides instead; it proves obvious that the exchange occurred due to the highly valued life of Gilad Shalit.