One Israeli Soldier = 1,027 Palestinian Prisoners

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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - OCTOBER 11:  (ISRAEL OUT)  Noam, right, and Aviva Schalit, parents of captured Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit in a protest tent set up outside the Prime Minister's residence in Jerusalem on October 11, 2011.Israel and Hamas have reached a prisoner exchange deal that will secure the release of abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - OCTOBER 11: (ISRAEL OUT) Noam, right, and Aviva Schalit, parents of captured Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit in a protest tent set up outside the Prime Minister's residence in Jerusalem on October 11, 2011.Israel and Hamas have reached a prisoner exchange deal that will secure the release of abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images) Photo: Lior Mizrahi/2010 Getty Images

That's the current exchange rate in the Middle East according to the deal Israel has reached with Hamas for the return of Gilad Shalit, who has been held in Gaza since he was captured in a cross-border raid in 2006. [NYT]