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Obligation to redeem captive trumps heavy price paid

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/opinion/article/obligation_to_redeem_captive_trumps_heavy_price_paid_20111018

The announcement last week of the release of Gilad Shalit after being held in captivity by Hamas for more than five years was met here in Israel with mixed feelings: On the one hand, tremendous joy. And on the other hand, grave doubts about the price paid and fears about the ramifications of this deal.

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