JERUSALEM – Doubts over Israel’s handling of captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit continued to spread Sunday, as senior intelligence officers suggested that Israel could have retrieved Shalit sooner.

The Israeli public also heard, for the first time, the full list of 477 prisoners that will be released Tuesday. An additional 550 prisoners will be released in the upcoming months.

The list was a blow to some families who had lost loved ones in terrorist attacks. Those families have protested the government decision to release Palestinian prisoners who have been convicted of involvement in the attacks.

On Friday, 27-year-old Shvuel Schijveschuurder was arrested and accused of splashing white paint and spraying graffiti on the memorial to assassinated Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in central Tel Aviv. Police said he was spurred to attack the memorial when news broke that several Palestinians involved in the 2001 suicide bombing at the Sbarro Pizza restaurant in Jerusalem would be among the released prisoners.

Schijveschuurder’s parents and three siblings were among those killed in the restaurant.

“The Shalits’ struggle is legitimate, but if his release is contingent upon the freeing of prisoners, then the (Shalit) family should join us, the bereaved family,” Schijveschuurder said.

Schijveschuurder is among dozens of Israelis who plan to petition the High Court of Israel to stall the release of the Palestinian prisoners.

Israeli officials said that while they would review the petition, they have, in the past, always allowed prisoner exchanges to proceed.

While some Israelis have questioned the logic of setting a precedent of exchanging upwards of 1,000 prisoners for one captured soldier, others have asked why Israel did not examine other options to free Shalit.

Former Israeli Military Intelligence Col. Ronen Cohen said that Israel failed in multiple attempts to free Shalit using “alternative means.”

Bringing Shalit back through a prisoner swap was a “resounding failure,” Cohen told the Israeli daily Haaretz. “The (Israel Defense Forces) never took responsibility for the soldier and did not even set up a team to deal with bringing him back. They simply passed it on to the Shin Bet.”

Cohen said Israel had “partial intelligence” on Shalit’s situation that may have enabled a rescue operation. In the weeks after Shalit was captured, however, Israel went to war with Southern Lebanon and the IDF chief was “distracted,” he said.