As of today, the families of Goldwasser and Regev were hoping to get their sons back, but certainly pessimistic about them being alive. Sure enough, when the time for the prisoner swap happened, the democratic state of Israel, which is constantly under fire for being too violent, returned the murderer Samir Kuntar alive. But Hizbullah returned two coffins with the mutilated bodies of their prisoners of war. The Goldwasser and Regev families are confirmed in their bereavement today.
And the Israeli government agreed to this prisoner swap, demonstrating a remarkable lack of will and common sense.
The liberal myth of potential peace with Islam takes yet another blow. Yet, as has been the case before, the truth will likely have no impact on world opinion. The world will still be talking about the aggression of Israel.
But a live murderer and two dead prisoners of war should tell us the real story.