A happy time during this Sukkot: Gilad Shalit, the kidnapped Israeli soldier held captive by Hamas for 1914 days, has been returned to Israel as part of a prisoner exchange.
A teary-eyed Israel, headed by the Shalit family, welcome Gilad back home to Israel Tuesday after 1,941 days in captivity at the hands of Hamas and allied terrorists, some of whom continued to urge more kidnappings.
The exchange is thus: Israel sets free 1027 Hamas terrorists, and Hamas releases Gilad Shalit. That’s nearly 1 terrorist for every day Shalit was kidnapped.
Well, I guess Israel and Hamas can agree on one thing: 1 Israeli > 1000 Hamas fundamentalists.
Blogger friend James Pyles has more coverage of the event here: Gilad Shalit: Release From Darkness.