477 prisoners handed over to Red Cross
Ynet reporters
Published: 18.10.11, 08:18
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1. Regardless of all our opinions on this deal...
Vlad   (10.18.11)
Let's give Gilad a hearty welcome home.
2. #1 - god knows he deserves it!
israel   (10.18.11)
I think every israeli can relate to both sides. My heart breaks for the families of those who lost their lives at the hands of these murderers, and I'm sure they would turn in their graves when their murderers are released to freedom. At the same time, my brother is in a combat unit in the army, if G-d Forbid he was ever kidnapped, I would turn the world upside down to get him back.
3. shalit returns but yne?
steve ,   usa   (10.18.11)
On such a happy occasion wqhy does ynet have to go with "extreme right wing" protestiers. Trying to propagandize as usual. How did you know they were extreme? or roght wing? I guess it's the yellow star ynet puts on them that made it so obvious. , ynet should retract its slander. many victims' families opposed this and they were from many parts of Israeli society. ynet just wants to take a cheap shot. Welcome home Shalit!!!
4. Welcome home Gilad !!!!
Heidi ,   Finland   (10.18.11)
I have been waiting for this moment, and I´m so happy he is finally coming home!!! I just hope he is OK after all these years...
5. Will he be doing a celebrity tour???
Steven Wilson ,   Anchorage, Alaska   (10.18.11)
After all these terrorists get out and kill innocent Jews again??? Will he be touring to all the future funerals and saying condolences for the dead that regained his a cost of how many more of their lives???? This is a national travesty.
6. You Disgust Me
Levi ,   USA   (10.18.11)
How disgusting to write that they are extreme righties. This is one of the most controversial things Israel has ever done. In the US there is a zero negotiation policy and when someone tries to block it they are called extreme right-wing? Btw I don't think I ever saw on this website someone being called extreme left.
7. I wish Shalit & Family well, But
Norbus ,   Jerusalem   (10.18.11)
I understand as a parent what I would do if Heavens forbid I was in similar situation. When a hostage is deliberately taken for ransome, that makes a dangerous precedent threatening repeats Wise old men of Israel, say do not give in. But in this case we did. Very painful to families of victims of terror. in Thousands! letting loose heinous criminals, that should have been burned alive for their crimes. Israel must pre-empt a repeat. Bring a new death penalty for terror crimes. Execute x per day for Israeli hostages being taken
8. I agree Vlad
But lets WAIT till he actually makes it home. Things could yet go horribly wrong.
9. Be ready to be desapointed...
Oivei ,   Israel   (10.18.11)
These Hamas criminals will give us the same hizballah gave us... Dead bodies. And our loser prime minister and his weakness and the weakness of all the stupid, lazy, coward politicians that conform the Knesset will be a matter of joke to all the Arab enemies around us. We have enough militar power to send all hamas and hizballah to hell to their 70 whores. And we should use tha power!
10. Shuttles to be ensured by the Red Cross?
Watching ,   Israel   (10.18.11)
The IPS shuttles are to liaise with the Red cross??? If they screw up, the deal will be destroyed. How do we know someone in that unit isn't appointed to take out the prisoners? We lose Gilad and then what?
11. Medical care
Shlomi ,   Atlanta Georgia USA   (10.18.11)
Everyone of those terroists should have been 'chipped' uinder the guise of vaccinations, so they could be tracked and taken out one by one. Shalit comes home, it has been a long wait. Those terrorists will be rejoicing, but not for long. This is not a prisoner exchange, it is a ransom. Those bastards want to give themselves some legitimacy, they have none. Let's not forget. Welcome home Gilad, I never met you, but you are like a brother to me these last five years.
12. 5 years you........
carlosito ,   telaviv   (10.18.11)
5 years you used us (the press) 5 years long we get calls to come to the tents ,protests to meetings you noam you dint needed a serile zone,you needed us for your coal . nowe you dont neet us enymore,and let sent us away around you .you are a hypogriet
13. WELL SAID, #7
dv ,   montreal, canada   (10.18.11)
excellent comment.
14. Why do the security prisoners go free first?
Why does Israel always pay and pay and pay and pay? Gilad first, then those murderers!
15. #9....
If Gilad does not come back alive and whole, we will carpet bomb Gaza and go after all those prisoners. We will turn Gaza into a smoldering pit. Those prisoners lives will be very short and full of fear.
16.  Secular Zionism Certified Dead Today
Ariel Ben Yochanan ,   Kfar Tapuah, Efraim   (10.18.11)
B"H - I honestly believe that technically speaking, we are in the presence of a putsch: The Government, the executive branch of the State, with the participation of a President disposed to abuse his power to pardon, takes over the Judiciary branch of the State and for all practical purposes annuls most of its normal functioning: Life sentence becomes meaningless in Israel today and so for the Fogel murderers we have to pretend mandatory capital punishment. That the so called Supreme Court should support this putsch is outright pathetic and illustrates that entire sectors of the State are occupied by a hard-core politicized elite. This legalized lawlessness in my view signals an end: As hardened Arab terrorists leave prison by the hundreds, the First Republic of the State of Israel seems to be imploding in front of our very eyes. Change is in the air as the existent clearly is disfunctional. Secular Zionism as we know it has officially defunct and certified dead today.
17. A soon to be enriched Palestinian society .
Harvey ,   London   (10.18.11)
No doctors , teachers men of science , writers. , thinkers, creators entrepreneurs . Palestinian society benefits by getting back sociopaths , cut throats and bandits to further poison an already dysfunctional society .
18. #5- The family needs time together!!!
Heidi ,   Finland   (10.18.11)
Family is always a family, and they really need that "sterile zone" to spend time together, without press. I´m sure we will hear from Shalit family, when they are ready for that. This is a huge event to Noam and Aviva Shalit; they will meet their son after 5 long years. So let´s respect that.
19. The day Israel lost its honor..
European Jew   (10.18.11)
I will not see Israel any more with the same eyes now. You have given us reason of pride in the past. Now you give us shame beacause of your stupidity ! Don't you understand that its your existence that is a t stake here, and not a quetsion of individual ?
20. Thank the traitors of "peace now" and the "supreme court"
Bunnie Meyer ,   Los Angeles, CA USA   (10.18.11)
21. In the annals of the history of our People
Sagi   (10.18.11)
this is a day of shame, disgrace and ridicule. It shall long be remembered.
22. Sorry. my previous message was ment to #12 (not to #5)
Heidi ,   Finland   (10.18.11)
23. #17 And guess what! All eyes are looking for
Harry Wright ,   UK   (10.18.11)
Gilad Shalit. Nobody is interested in the Pals murdering terrorists. BBC will interview a few of their darlings but Gilad has the sympathy of the world.
24. Thank G-d! Each Of Us Jews Are Invaluable-
...To each other. WE WILL DEAL with the situation and we MUST pour our support into the hearts of the terror victims AND the Shalits. All we have in the is world is each other and each Jew has a value to us that knows no measure in value. This is who we are and what we do for each other. We mustn't think like the nations; trying to find the logic behind Ahavat Yisrael is an insane endeavor: it is simply in our blood and souls to love each other this much. And for this deal, we will reap tremendous rewards in more ways than one. The world watches us in shock at just how much we value life while the arabs sing and dance at the release of murderers. We are redeemed, the arabs can never reach the heights of a Jew; they are the antithesis of the Nation of Israel. Chai Yisrael! Thank G-d Gilad is coming home! Deep love and prayers to the families who've suffered loss and we WILL NEVER FORGET what was done to a single, precious Jew forever; we will always remember the victims and those who were left behind to deal with the pain.
25. #16 Ariel Ben Yochnam- really ?
Haim ,   TA   (10.18.11)
Acturally i think its a very good day for secular zionism. The state of Israel has fullfilled its duty in bringing back Gilad Shalit,. Seems the fanatical right wing fascists have lost the plot long ago and whose petty demonstartions by the usual thugs including Itamar Ben-Gvir have fallen on death ears.
26. to steve...
becca ,   los angeles   (10.18.11)
In Alaska... Doesnt really seem fair to put that on Gilad. He didnt make the deal. I agree with the first poster...whatever each of us thinks of the deal had nothing to do with how this young man should be welcomed home and cared for
27. #9 - good. that negates the contract and they become targets
William ,   Israel   (10.18.11)
The minute any of these scum lift a finger in violence against Israel, they move from protected status to IDF target and I pray we move in quickly to turn them into a casualty. After all, weren't they all praying for martyrdom?
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