I understand the feelings of apprehension of the parents and relatives of the innocent victims of Palestinian terrorists, but I cannot begin to appreciate those naysayers who have never been immediately affected by Arab atrocity.
Were it not for the opportunity to free Gilad Shalit, not one of them should have been freed. Keeping them in our jails and feeding them would not have returned the deceased Jewish victims. Yet their release secured the freedom of the only innocent party in this drama, Shalit.
Numerous were the nights in the past five years that I awoke in the middle of the night drenched from the bad dream that one of my sons or grandchildren were abducted.
I am glad that the Shalits can enjoy the light and joy that Gilad brought back.