Skip to comments.MKs decry US demand to release terrorists as gesture to PA
Posted on 04/24/2013 8:00:36 AM PDT by Fenhalls555
After the Knesset discussed America's demand that Israel release terrorists as a good will gesture to the Palestinian Authority on Wednesday, Deputy Minister Ofir Akunis promised that there is no government decision to release the terrorists and that the government is against any such release.
He called for the return to peace talks without pre-conditions while emphasizing that the West Bank is not conquered territory but the birthright of the Jewish nation.
Knesset MK Orit Struk from the Bayit Yehudi party said, "the demand is shocking, not just because the peace talks must begin without preconditions, and not just because of the danger that these terrorists will return to terrorist activity once they are released, but because the release of terrorists is an energizing shot of encouragement to terror and terrorists."
"Every release like this," she continued, "causes potential terrorists to make the decision to become one, because they see that they will be given support."
Struk added, "is the America that is asking Israel to release terrorists the same America that has carried the flag in the struggle against terrorism and who recently experienced the hands of terror in their house?!"
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What next? Release the Chechen bomber as a goodwill gesture to the jihadists?
Okay, we’ll release them, in the same condition as the Palis would release Israeli prisoners. In pieces, lots of pieces.