Shalit deal sets a dangerous precedent, says Middle East expert

Dov Waxman

The "son of Israel" might be free, but at what cost, is the question some in Israel are asking.

Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier was released on Tuesday in exchange for 1,027 Palestinian prisoners.

Dov Waxman, a professor from Baruch College in New York, believes it sets a dangerous precedent.

He says although the deal to free Shalit was backed by many Israelis, it endangers the country's security and increases the chances for future kidnappings.

Dov Waxman spoke to Aditya Mehta about the costs and implications of Gilad Shalit's release.

Duration: 2'56''

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