Three years after over 1,000 terrorists were released from Israeli prisons, only to return to kill again, the government is considering doing the same yet again in return for the bodies of IDF soldiers killed in Gaza. Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, however, said, “Never again”.
Liberman noted that many of the terrorists who have murdered Israelis in recent years were included in the 1,027-for-one deal to obtain Gilad Shalit’s release.
A court in Austria sentenced a Hamas terrorist released in the Gilad Shalit prisoner swap to life imprisonment for conspiring to carry out attacks in Jerusalem.
Sinwar, 52, was released from an Israeli prison as part of the 2011 Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange after having spent 22 years behind bars over the murder of Palestinians accused of collaborating with Israel.
The movement’s military wing told Al Jazeera that it had rejected an Israeli proposal, which it described “as way below our minimal requirements”.
The U.S. State Department on Thursday confirmed that the $400 million payment to Iran was contingent on the release of several American prisoners in Iran last January, revealing that Obama repeatedly lied about the exchange.
Lebanese media reports on a military tribunal claim that Ron Arad, an IAF navigator who went missing after ejecting from his plane over South Lebanon in 1986, died in 1988 after being tortured.
A bill to expand the use of the death penalty in Israel has been stymied, despite the fact that it enjoys widespread support among several parties.
The Knesset approved a bill submitted by Member of Knesset Ayelet Shaked, which effectively prevents the government from releasing prisoners in any future political deals.
Several armed groups linked to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party have claimed responsibility for rocket fire into Israel from Gaza.