After being imprisoned for five years in Palestine, Gilad Shalit was released with a price of freeing 1027 Palestine soldiers. This event was under big discussion for years. The question was: Did releasing 1027 Palestinian soldiers was worth an Israeli soldier; and what did both governments get from this deal?
Releasing 1027 Palestinian soldiers was a big deal for Israel. A) Releasing them meant having more enemies against them. B) On the other hand, releasing soldiers meant having to feed less in prison and that eventually equaled to cash. C) The country also had a greater benefit from this agreement which was the release of their only soldier in captivity. In a low populated country like Israel, every person is important in order to keep the population in high standards and aspirations. In this case, Gilad Shalit was a soldier lost and a citizen in captivity. Having back Gilad had a price but the price was payed in order to make ‘’the greatest pleasure over the greatest amount of people’’ – the motto of utilitarians.
In this situation taking risks had a greater benefit for the Israeli government. As in utilitarian thinking, everything could be sacrificed for a suitable price and in this situation the Israeli Government sacrificed the higher risking of security for the greater pleasure of one man – and all that ‘’one’’ person entails.