But Gilad Shalit is going home. In Israel there has been a great deal of debate about the rightness of the deal with many arguments on both sides. 1,023 Palestinians arrested for terrorism seems rather a large number. Not only is that 1,023 potential terrorists but the whole deal may well encourage Hamas to indulge in more kidnapping of soldiers that was, let us not forget, with the killing of several other members of the IDF. On the other hand, the Israeli government has demonstrated that it cares for every single one of the country's citizens. A hard one to take sides on.