No one is mentioning his name anymore because we are all talking about the names 60 other sons who have been taken from us. Again we are crying and feeling the pain as if each of these boys was ours. We see the children of Gaza killed and whether it is by our own mistakes or by the hand of Hamas, we still feel their pain and we weep for them too. We see the mothers in Gaza weep and we feel their pain. Our love is killing us.
Gilad Shalit was deemed to be more important than Gilad Shaar. By your actions he was elevated to the status of celebrity, a life more valuable than all others. His Parents did what any parents should do … anything to save their son, their son not yours. I do not blame them I blame you and your love and empathy.
Disproportionately is the buzzword of the anti Israel lobby in every conflict with Hamas and friends. I share the word but in the sense that releasing 1027 prisoners for one Gilad Shalit is disproportionately
When Netanyahu agreed to bring home Gilad Shalit at the same time he signed the death warrant of Gilad Shaar, Naftali Frankel and Eyal Yifrach and of course that of Mohammad Abu Khadir who was brutally murdered by a mentally unstable Jewish Terrorist. and that of Baruch Mizrahi who was murdered by one of the prisoners released in the disproportionate exchange.
|Gilad Shaar, Naftali Frankel and Eyal Yifrach|
|Mohammad Abu Khadir|
Our Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu knew better, but under tremendous public pressure he made a terrible mistake. In Israeli cabinet meeting in which the agreement was approved, after being supported by 26 ministers and opposed by 3 ministers - Avigdor Lieberman, Moshe Ya'alon, and Uzi Landau who said "... this deal is a triumph for terror and [is] detrimental to Israel's security and deterrence"
It was a great victory for Hamas 1027:1 and from that day the return on investment in tunnel digging increased dramatically. Tunnels were the way to freedom from Israeli prisons, it was open season for kidnapping.
There were many foiled attempts at kidnapping and even the kidnapping and murder of Gilad Shaar, Naftali Frankel and Eyal Yifrach was failed in the eyes of Hamas since they did not get to haggle for the exchange before they were brutally murdered. But it was a question of when not if we would pay in blood.
Gilad Shalit's release let to the murders discussed above, it led to the terror tunnels being dug at the cost of an estimated 160 child labourers lives. It led to the awful mess we find ourselves in.
I do not advocate never having prisoner swaps butI do advocate proportionality in them.
Do not worry I am not angry at you because you made your mistake out of love.