The prisoners should be written about; however, this author seems very naive in somehow idealizing the Palestinian prisoners who were freed. From my understanding, most of these prisoners were responsible for serious terrorist acts such as the Sbarro bombing in Jerusalem. They were not minor criminals. I have found a lot of information about the prisoners in reading news articles online, and many of the articles only wrote about the Palestinians, so I think it really depends on the news source. The Palestinian prisoners were imprisoned with respect for basic human rights. They look well fed, but Shalit was imprisoned underground without sunlight or respect for basic human rights. He looked very unhealthy and frail. In reading about the prisoners who were freed, it does not seem this will necessarily be a step towards peace. Many of the prisoners seemed unrepentant, and hopefully, they will not return to their old ways.
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