web analytics
October 30, 2014 / 6 Heshvan, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post
Meir Panim with Soldiers 5774 Roundup: Year of Relief and Service for Israel’s Needy

Meir Panim implements programs that serve Israel’s neediest populations with respect and dignity. Meir Panim also coordinated care packages for families in the South during the Gaza War.



Those Involved in Freeing Shalit Terrorists, Now Place Blame Everywhere Else

Gershon Baskin

Gershon Baskin

Gershon Baskin, who proudly claims to have helped negotiate the release of Gilad Shalit, which came about only through the release of 1027 terrorists, released the following statement following the report that the terrorist that killed Officer Baruch Mizrachi was released in the Shalit deal he helped facilitate:

I am very pleased that they caught the murderer of the policeman Baruch Mizrahi that was murdered on Passover eve. I am very sad to know that the murderer was one of the prisoners released in the Schalit deal.

We always knew that something like this could happen.

I suggest to all of those who would like to blame and accuse me of something that you send your accusations to the Prime Minister and the 25 other Ministers who voted for the deal. I had absolutely nothing to do with the decision making or the selection of the names of the prisoners released.

The primary responsibility for selection of the names goes to the Head of the Shin Bet. Those who recommended to the government to accept the deal were the Chief of Staff of the Army, the Chief of Police, the Head of the Mossad and the Head of the Shin Bet.

For those of you who have a lot of complaints and anger, I would suggest that you first ask yourself: what would you do and think if Gilad Schalit was your child?

Noam Shalit, who pressured successive Israeli governments to make the lopsided prisoner swap instead of demanding action by international human rights groups, told YNet on the arrest, “I didn’t know that one of the terrorists freed in the deal killed Baruch Mizrachi. It wasn’t me that put together the list of prisoners to release.” Shalit added, “We didn’t demand the release of these prisoners or others.”

For the record, here is an ad, run by the Free Gilad Shalit campaign, consisting of former Shabak chiefs demanding the release of terrorists, and even saying they won’t pose a danger:

You decide.

About the Author: JewishPress.com brings you the latest in Jewish news from around the world. Stay up to date by following up on Facebook and Twitter. Do you have something noteworthy to report? Submit your news story to us here.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

3 Responses to “Those Involved in Freeing Shalit Terrorists, Now Place Blame Everywhere Else”

  1. Chaiya Eitan says:

    Yom Kippur is coming soon. They will have a lot to be sorry for. But let's learn from this mistake and not repeat it.

  2. Ltc Howard says:

    These purveyors of bad advice are still using the authority-image of their rank (or former rank) to urge Israel to take “risks for peace”. Each of the former holders of these positions should be subject to a strict report card of evaluation:Chief of Staff of the Army, the Chief of Police, the Head of the Mossad and the Head of the Shin Bet.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Not the fault certainly of the Shalit family–of course they pressed the government to do everything to secure the release of their son, as any family would do.

    That doesn't mean that those responsible in the government made the right decision in releasing murderous terrorists–to murder again.

    And will NEVER understand why Netanyahu agreed to release terrorists as sign of "good faith" ahead of any "peace" negotiations.
    Good faith to whom–the Palestinians who only want to destroy Israel and we all know have no real interest in durable peace?

    Or the the hapless Obama administration, who by now i think every sentient person realizes has nothing but deep disdain for Israel and warm support for his Islamist buddies.

    Incomprhensible.

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
Mu'taz Hijazi
Non-Apartheid Alert: Suspected Shooter Worked in Begin Center
Latest News Stories
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat  at the Temple Mount on October 28, 2014.

The “silent” intifada is roaring at the gates, Harriet, and threatening to bash the door in. It’s silent no more. Who is really inciting terrorism?

Tourists gathered after woman hit with rocks thrown by Arabs at Kotel, Oct. 30, 2014.

Female tourist injured when struck by rocks thrown by Arabs at the Kotel.

Jerusalem Arabs are rioting near the home of the killed terrorist in the neighborhood of Abu Tor.

Go4China panel at the conference in Tel Aviv with real estate tycoon, Ronnie Chan, Shenyan Fan, and Eric Zhao Dongliang.

China has acquired $7 billion in Israeli assets in the past three years.

Alleged shooter of Yehuda Glick worked in the Begin Center restaurant.

PM Netanyahu blames PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas for terror attack aimed at killing Temple Mount activist Yehudah Glick.

Disability rights foundation calls on US to denounce using name of a disability as a derogatory term.

Iran claims to have foiled a sabotage attack on tanks used to transport nuclear “heavy water.”

Sweden’s new prime minister-elect has recognized the so-called ‘state of Palestine,’ albeit illegal, without borders.

The assassin shot Glick in the stomach, neck, chest and arm.

Temple Activist Yehudah Glick at Machon Hamikdash, The Temple Institute, in the Old City of Jerusalem. In the above photo, Yehudah Glick is examining a model of the Temple. If you haven’t visited the new Temple Institute Museum, you should, it’s highly recommended.

Knesset members express fury at assassination attempt by an Islamic Jihad terrorist against Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick Wednesday night.

Both the gun and the motorcycle used in the assassination attempt were found in Hijazi’s home.

Well-known Temple Mount activist, Yehuda Glick, was seriously wounded in a shooting in Jerusalem late Wednesday night and is being treated for serious wounds in Sha’arei Tzedek Hospital.

He turned to Yehuda in a thick Arabic accent and said, “Yehuda, I am angry at you,” and then shot him three times point blank.

More Articles from Jewish Press News Briefs

Jerusalem Arabs are rioting near the home of the killed terrorist in the neighborhood of Abu Tor.

Scene outside Begin heritage building where attempted assassination took place Wed. evening, Oct. 29.

The assassin shot Glick in the stomach, neck, chest and arm.

Both the gun and the motorcycle used in the assassination attempt were found in Hijazi’s home.

He turned to Yehuda in a thick Arabic accent and said, “Yehuda, I am angry at you,” and then shot him three times point blank.

Police closed the Temple Mount following the assassination attempt on Yehudah Glick.

The Egyptian soldiers were killed with weapons acquired from Hamas.

Source in the PM’s office made a simple and to the point response.

Polygamist cult leader Goel Razton is convicted in Tel Aviv District Court, and gets 30 years in prison.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/those-involved-in-freeing-shalit-terrorists-now-place-blame-everywhere-else/2014/06/23/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: