Yishai: Schalit cabinet decision is 'painful' but necessary

October 12, 2011 01:14

Shas Chairman Eli Yishai said that the cabinet decision made Tuesday night to approve a prisoner exchange to free captured IDF soldier Gilad Schalit was "painful and difficult".

He added that it "had to be done" and that "it was preferable to do it today."Twenty-six ministers voted for the deal, and three against.

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