Let me see now; for an innocent child who’s only crime is being a Jew, Hamas was demanding the release of three prisoners who were incarcerated for acts or potential acts of terrorism already! These people of course went right back to where they were before they were arrested, back to their terror group vowing to shed more innocent blood!
It might be of interest to some to learn that the leader of the atrocities on October 7th was a former released prisoner in another unfair exchange that happened some time ago! Who knows where these latest released prisoners will end up. I shudder to think!
Under intense pressure Israel was having to refrain from warfare while the terror group was making all of the demands and changing the terms each day. There was word of them suggesting that all males between 17 - 70 years of age have the potential of being service men and therefore a ‘higher price’ may be demanded for their release. Alternatively, in exchange for a permanent ceasefire all of the abductees would be released. I am not sure any of those demands would have been met, but now as fighting has been resumed the whole situation has dramatically altered.
I will leave that up to your imagination what would happen if either of those impossible options were taken up.
But isn’t that so typical of the enemy of our souls? His mission is to ‘steal, kill, and destroy’. We see his trade mark everywhere we look! However, while we see a trail of devastation he has left wherever he has been moving, he is not the one who calls the shots!