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A prisoner exchange or prisoner swap is a deal between opposing sides in a conflict to release prisoners. These may be prisoners of war, spies, hostages, etc. Sometimes dead bodies are involved in an exchange.
The vast majority of Israelis approve of the prisoner exchange that led to the release of Israeli solider Gilad Shalit, but there are some who oppose it and there was even a last minute attempt to block it through the courts. Speaking at the T...