Labor MK Amir Peretz said Saturday he supported the release of jailed
Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti if it meant that IDF soldier Gilad
Schalit would be freed from Hamas captivity.
Speaking at a Beersheba event, Peretz said: “Hamas would see it as a
victory, and that will anger us. But I am willing to take two days of
celebrations in Gaza in exchange for [Schalit]. If we had done it two
years ago, it would already be behind us.”