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In US, joy at Shalit’s impending release mixed with unease

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/gilad_shalit/article/in_us_joy_at_shalits_impending_release_mixed_with_unease_at_the_price_20111

Reacting to news of the proposed deal between Israel and Hamas that could see captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit returned to Israel in the coming days, after more than five years in captivity, Israelis in the United States, as well as American Jewish leaders, expressed happiness and relief Tuesday, even as they acknowledged discomfort at the price of the soldier’s freedom. Israel’s government reportedly will release approximately 1,000 Palestinians from its prisons in exchange for Shalit’s freedom.

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