Al Qaaeda really has no intention of freeing this man, why1 Because he is an Jew. They hate us with passions flamed by their leaders to destroy us all world wide. Even if I do not particularly like our current office holder. I know that AlQaeda is no organization of honor in any manner Say Tefillah for this man. For I have seen how they deal with jews and other religious persons on an actual basis. All governments would be foolish to believe anything an Fanatic says.
We have no choice. If we give in to the terrorists demands,it will lead to more kidnappings as they already believe that it is a tool that can be used to their advantage whenever needed. The response of Israel in the Gilad Shalit case increased the call of Hamas for more kidnappings. We are in WW III whether we want to admit it or not. They value death and martyrdom as much or more than we love life. They are trying to use our value of human life against us. We can't allow ourselves to lose the battle in order to save one man. We are forced to face the truth of war and stop playing games.War is hell and If we lose this war, it will end western civilization as we know it.