I was distressed by the long awaited exchange of two dead Israeli soldiers kidnapped and murdered by Hezbollah in exchange for four Hezbollah members as well as child killer Samir Kuntar, who murdered an Israeli family in 1979. If Israel used the death penalty against Kuntar this would not have come to pass.
This might very well be the low point of Israel's 60 years as a nation.
Indeed, Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said after the release, "This is all proof that kidnapping Zionist soldiers is the best way to free prisoners since the occupation keeps arresting them."
So I will make a prediction that Hamas, Hezbollah and other entities will kidnap more Israeli soldiers and for that matter Israeli civilians. If they get what they want out of it then why stop doing it? And they won't stop doing it until someone stops them.
Israel needs Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel knows it. The next election cannot come soon enough.