Freeing Terrorists Leads to More Victims

(Israel Hayom) Nadav Shragai - According to estimates from Israel's defense and security establishment, about half of the 14,000 terrorists whom Israel granted early release over the past 35 years resumed their terrorist activity. Many of the 1,027 who were freed in exchange for captive soldier Gilad Shalit also went on to commit more attacks. Hundreds of Israelis have been murdered and 3,500 wounded in attacks committed by these former prisoners. Lt.-Col. (res.) Maurice Hirsch, who until four years ago served as the IDF's chief military prosecutor for Judea and Samaria, said, "The terrorists you release today will sooner or later return to murdering Jews. A lot of the freed terrorists are out there in Gaza or the world, committing terrorism, leading terrorist activity, and up to their necks in terrorism. The entire chain of command of Hamas in Gaza, and this is well known, is comprised of terrorists released in the Shalit deal." The Jibril Deal of 1985 freed 1,150 terrorists who became the backbone of the First Intifada. According to a sample the Defense Ministry ran on 238 of those prisoners, 114 were confirmed to have gone back to terrorism. Half or more of the 7,000 terrorists released following the Oslo Accords took part in the Second Intifada.

2020-06-24 00:00:00

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