Two retired IDF officers, Brigadier General Amatzia Chen and Lieutenant Colonel Dan Sion, have submitted to the Supreme Court a security deposition where they assert that the Shalit deal would be a mistake. The deposition was presented in support of the Almagor Terror Victims Association's petition to annul the prisoner swap agreement.
The officers claimed that the government's decision to carry out the deal makes no strategic sense and goes against the leaders' obligation to protect the citizens of Israel. They added that the government is not applying lessons learned from previous kidnappings, which they said is a moral offense that will cost lives in the future. (Aviad Glickman)