Did Gilad Shalit's family feel joy at seeing the video of him? The video is over two weeks old, and he makes no effort to hide that he's reading his statement.
And the Arab terrorists holding Shalit make no effort to hide their plans to capture more Israelis.
"Hours after Israel released 19 female Palestinian prisoners in exchange for a video proving captive IDF soldier Gilad Schalit was alive, Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal on Friday night threatened to capture more Israeli soldiers in order to win the release of all Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli prisons." complete articleOur Israeli Government is handling this all wrong, as usual.
According to the Jerusalem Post, Shalit will probably be released after the Christian new year:
"A prisoner swap with Hamas for the release of St.-Sgt. Gilad Schalit will likely take place after January but before the Palestinian elections, which are to be held by June, The Jerusalem Post learned on Thursday." complete article
That's a long way off. That turns this little performance into a dangerous and pathetic farce. Going back to the Torah lesson of today, the first day of Succot. Succot is for joy, at knowing that Gilad is alive. So, does that mean that he will only be released during Passover, the Festival of Freedom? The dates fit, according to the Jerusalem Post.