My wife, that's Achikam's mother, has published an eloquent op-ed in Haaretz about the obligation of our government not to allow any soldiers to languish in the captivity of Hamas monsters. Haaretz didn't translate it into English, but perhaps we can fix that later on.
Update: David Boxenhorn was extraordinarily helpful, and posted a translation in the comments section. Thank you, David!
Someone else also prepared a translation, which my wife then worked on a bit, and I'm posting it here.