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980 Prisoners to be Freed

Israel may release 980 Palestinian prisoners as part of deal with Hamas securing kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit's release. Full Story

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Look at the Bright side...
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Look at the Bright side...

it just shows – One Jew is Worth 980 Palestinians…

totaly agree
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totaly agree

why should we have to give 980 becasue we are worth so m,uch more then that junk!

i agree with 1
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i agree with 1

that is very true but 980 more palistinians on the street is not very good for Israel

????
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????

not even dont compare

its enough
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its enough

bring gilad home enough is enough anything for one jewish life,hashem is on our side thats all that counts

AGAINST HALACHA
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AGAINST HALACHA

This is against halacha– think of the story of the Maharam of Rottenberg- he didnt let the Jewish community pay a huge ransom for his release, because then the goyim know when they want easy cash they just kidnap another rav.
Same story here– the Arabs will just kidnap another soldier and bargain with the Govt, and within a short amount of time a couple thousand terrorists will be roaming around Israel.
(This is why soldiers started signing things saying that if they c”v are kidnapped, that Israel should not release terrortists in exchange for them.)

to #5
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to #5

are we on hashem’s side ????

Bring Gilad Home
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Bring Gilad Home

It should be pointed out that the 980 being release are not “terrorists” any more than the hundreds of millions of other Arabs in the Middle East. These are street thugs that Israel rounds up on its incursions into the West Bank and Gaza in order to be used as bartering chips for just these types of situations. Releasing these rock-throwers will not make Israel any less safe, and suggesting that you should not save a Jewish life for the hypothetical possibility of other lives being lost is outrageous. Israel must bring Gilad home and do its best to defend… Read more »

Gilad is worth more then all numbers
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Gilad is worth more then all numbers

bring the Neshomalah back to am yisroel

Boruch Hashem!!
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Boruch Hashem!!

i agree with 1 and 3

Agree with 1 and 5
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Agree with 1 and 5

lt’s true.
Each Yid is worth a lot. No matter if he is Frum, or not religious. Hashem is always on our side.

The Rebbe was Against This
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The Rebbe was Against This

I couldn’t imagine being the captive nor the parent of such a captive. But trading a soldier for a few prisnors is ok. But such HUGE #’s?

Beware of your happiness on this. Never was the Rebbe happy with the concept of trading many for 1 Yid. The Rebbe clearly said, once you make huge consessions … the numbers will rise .. and C”V add to the desire to kidnap more Yidden G-d forbide.

The Rebbe spoke of the Mahram of Rottenberg.

So what
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So what

As long as Gilad Shalit will be safe and healthy with his family it doesn’t matter, nothing else counts. And besides, these prisoners freed today will be back in jail tomorrow so what’s it to ya…

moshiach now.

to #6
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to #6

i bet u read the allgimeiner! 🙂
Great article written by Dovid.
Except not a fair comparison… that was the rabbi’s choice!
Gilad would have to choose to do that…
Israel — like the jewish community — needs to raise the money. In this case, negotiate the exchange for Gilad’s return! and it should be soon with Moshianch!

their so stupit
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their so stupit

why did they let them go for 1 jew

Logic Against Halacha
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Logic Against Halacha

When it comes to ”PIKUACH NEFESH” LOGIC DOES NOT HOLD ANY GROUND.
Yes, one jew is worth more than all those animals but releasing them will encourage Hamas to kidnapp more soldiers. So what have we accomplished.
So let’s not get so excited , but rather follow Halacha which is the only option that works.

what to do
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what to do

you have to ask rabbanim
this is a very tricky situation
on the one hand a jewish life is worth everything that we can possibly give but the palestinians are taking way too much advantage

i agree
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i agree

#6, #3 and #1 are right, one jew is worth 980 palestinians, but it isn’t safe to have 980 Palestinian terrorists (or even not) roaming the streets of israel, and you shouldn’t do it because then there are gonna be many more israeli soldiers captured for ransom in returned for their prisoners, and even if israel does release those palestinians, who says shalit’s gonna be returned alive anyway??

ask the rabbanim???
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ask the rabbanim???

According to the rabbonim you will probably ask they will say that you shouldn’t even serve in the army. Also you can say it is against halacha when you have no idea if these ‘prisoners’ are terrorist or not. Maybe they are stone throwers or stole a car and therefore should for sure be exchanged fo rthe life one yid who has gone through so much.

I think you are too quick to judge about things you clearly have no idea about.

Number 5
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Number 5

You have absolutely NO idea what you talking about. Among those who will , chas veshalom, be released there are the terrorists who were responsible for the attack in Lel Haseder at the Park Hotel (30 Jews died), for the attack in Cafe Hillel in Jerusalem (20 people died), in the Matza restuarant in Haifa (15 people died) and there’s much more. So please don’t speak about what you don’t know. This is a very painful desicion for us, it’s not as imple as you make it.

wath they said
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wath they said

they said one jew is more important than 980 palestinians…
they dont know wath they do…

all these people saying nothing else counts
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all these people saying nothing else counts

what about 2 or 3 jews who do not know that they are going to die bc of all this 70% of terrorists go back to terror make that 980 soo what does that signal. all on the head of this gilad shalit and the government

and besides a soldier is a soldier how much more so then a old rabbi from the 1300s albeit a holy one there is no common sense is there any remorse or shame for the children and pepole whos lives hang in the balance bc of a jewish soldier this is wrong

not right
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not right

the terorists you let the more jews will get killed c”v

Reply to #8
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Reply to #8

#8- maybe some of these prisoners arent terrorists, but many of them ARE who were arrested for acts of terrorism in Israel. and also in July of 2008 Israel made a switch for 2 israeli soldiers for Palestinian Prisoners, and the 2 soldiers came back dead, so then what was the point???

Politicians
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Politicians

we have had releases in the past and the arabs do not keep their end of the bargain. For some reason they get away with it. we never know what the politicians are agreeing in the background – AGENDAS. May Hashem Yitborach bless and protect Gilad and all other missing soldiers.

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