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Poll: Israelis Overwhelmingly against Release of Terrorists

It’s time again for Israel to turn the other cheek and express “goodwill’ to Abbas and love for peace by freeing terrorists who turn the other cheek to humanity and express their love by barbaric murders.
Newly released terrorists are welcomed in Ramallah, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, after Israel released them in the swap with Hamas which brought home Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit after being held captive for five years.

Palestinian Authority terrorists freed from prison: 78 down and 26 to go.
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An overwhelming majority of 84.9 Israelis oppose another “goodwill” release of terrorists “with blood on their hands,” and nearly two-thirds oppose the scheduled renewal of “peace process” talks, according to a new poll published Friday by the Israel HaYom newspaper.

The Palestinian Authority demand for freeing terrorists reportedly is the first issue on the agenda if the two sides get together as planned on Tuesday.

Previous governments have agreed to several mass releases of terrorists, and the Supreme Court always has rejected petitions challenging the decisions. The court has ruled that it does not intervene in security measures.

If a prisoner release comes to the Cabinet for approval, the biased Israeli electronic and print media, led by Yediot Acharonot and Voice of Israel radio, will try to rah-rah the proposal, but the public reaction is likely to be a lot bitter this time around.

The November 2011 release of more than 1,000 terrorists and security prisoners for the return of kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit may have been the last straw for the public. Dozens of terrorists returned to their old habit of trying to kill Jews.

Terrorists who have been released by Israel in all previous deals and ”gestures” have been responsible for the deaths of 569 Israeli civilians, according to the IDF.

The 82 or more terrorists who may be released in the next round have been in jail since before the Oslo Accords, a designation with questionable significance.

The illogic apparently goes like this: These terrorists killed Jews before the Palestinian Authority agreed to stop the murders so they really should not be blamed. As for those who blew up and gunned down Israelis after the Oslo Accords, well, most of them have been freed, so what different does it make?

Ask the relatives of those who have murdered by “turnstile terrorists” for the answer to that question.

Some of the terrorists on the pre-Oslo era list are Israeli citizens. The terrorists  whom  chairman Mahmoud Abbas wants freed  include  two who were involved in the October 1988 firebombing of a bus en route via the Jordan Valley to Jerusalem, killing Rachel Weiss, three of her children and an IDF soldier who tried to save their lives.

Two other terrorists on the list are the Gaza terrorists who stabbed to death two men in their apartment in Ramle, near Ben Gurion Airport, can then cut off the victims’ ears for nostalgic value.

About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.


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34 Responses to “Poll: Israelis Overwhelmingly against Release of Terrorists”

  1. Cherie Lewis says:

    Glad to hear the news. Releasing these terrorists is a dangerous precedent.

  2. Cherie Lewis says:

    Glad to hear the news. Releasing these terrorists is a dangerous precedent.

  3. Gil Gilman says:

    Only nitwits would release them.

  4. Please, please, please – stop the "gestures". Enough is enough. Israel is accused of stealing Palestinian land when the truth is that the Palestinians are trying to steal Israeli land. This land was originally part of the Jewish homeland agreed upon by the League of Nations in 1922. WHY the moved goalposts? Are we mad? Do we not know how to defend ourselves in an International Court – that we know will not be on our side IN THE BEGINNING. But we have enough Jewish Legal minds to get this "Land belonging to Israel", recognised and enforced.

  5. Cody Flecker says:

    You are dealing with the jews in Israel a nation where surrender is their middle name. You all can expect Netanyahu to release the prisoners Abbas and Obama wants. Get used to another surrender, also get used to saying the 1949 Armistice lines. Israel will soon give into the USA and the Palestinians demands for additional land. Remember always that the Israelis are like the Italians, they love to surrender.

  6. The Guardian says:

    A more appropriate gesture would be to hang them in a public square.

  7. Lloyd Bergner says:

    muslim killers deserve the same fate as their victims.

  8. Lloyd Bergner says:

    muslim killers deserve the same fate as their victims.

  9. For God's sake I hope they do not give more land to these terrorists.

  10. Screw Oslo, thick as…………..got uppity after discovering OIL off the coast of Norway, so no longer a nation dependent on Whaling? Killers are killers and there is no way round it. ABBAS is a blackmailer and frankly Israel aught not even to think of doing business with a Blackmailer. Yep strong words, on analysis this is just ABBAS's policy. Arafat stole aide money, I imagine ABBAS does the same. Send Kerry back to Obama and just freeze out the whole idea of phoney Peace Talks. Better to go to war than do business with a viper.

  11. Someone should tell Abbas, that the Lord G-d of Israel tells him that he condemns the innocent and wants the guilty set free? We stand by Israel, no more giving up land that which the Lord G-d of Israel has promised to Abraham and his descendants keep the faith.

  12. None of the terrorists should even be considered for release. They will only return to killing more Israelis. The wishes of obama, kerry and abbas should not be considered. In the case of abbas, he wants the destruction of Israel and the Jews driven into the sea. The fakestinians have NO RIGHT to Israeli land.

  13. DEAD PENALTY FOR THE KILLERS, if Netanyahu release the prisoners, tha should take his things and go out from office, and call for new elections, Israel needs a lider with bolls.

  14. Netanyahu's agreement to release prisoners is a trial balloon: IF he is not checked, he will probably continue to give in to Arab demands.

  15. Netanyahu's agreement to release prisoners is a trial balloon: IF he is not checked, he will probably continue to give in to Arab demands.

  16. Benjamin Fox says:

    I'm a Jew and don't live in Israel but agree with those who say no deal and released terrorist, a bad choice and not wise at all.

  17. Veronica Varallo says:

    This is really funny too. Everyone is getting so upset about these terrorist being released but the last batch of terrorist released for the return of the IDF Soldier Gilad… they are no longer on this earth. When they release these terrorist they also will not be long for departure from this earth. I say go ahead and release them.. it saves on food cost and medical bills for the State of Israel. Plus it guarantees swifter Justice for the murdering crimes they committed. L'Shalom

  18. Veronica Varallo says:

    I doubt if Bibi is that stupid. He must do what G-d speaks to his heart…. G-d will do the rest. The protector of Israel is G-d Himself… not Bibi. No man can mess up what G-d has planned. Rest .. Relax… Don't worry. The last batch of terrorist released are no longer on this earth… Remember? L'Shalom

  19. Veronica Varallo says:

    Oh boy, so he makes a decision in the name of peace and you want to get rid him. Are you crazy, man? The last time Bibi released terrorist prisoners none of them lasted long on this earth. Remember? These will not be long for this earth either. Hey, look at this way.. it saves food cost and medical bills… plus it brings swifter Justice. Shabbat Shalom

  20. Veronica Varallo says:

    No Carol, they will not live long enough to kill more Israeli.

  21. Veronica Varallo says:

    You are crazy Cody…. you know nothing of what you are talking about. Israel has never surrendered. They have won every war they fought. Where do you get your information? Where are the Nazis.. where are the Egyptians… where are the Romans….. Am Yisrael Chi. The People of Israel live… they have never surrendered nor will they ever…. Any man or nation that comes against Israel comes against the
    G-d of Israel and no man or nation stands against HIM…. HE wins… they loose… that simple. L'Shalom

  22. Veronica Varallo says:

    The last time terrorist were released they did not live longer on this earth. So what is so nitwit about that. It saved food cost and medical bills…and they got Justice served much faster. Think about it. L'Shalom

  23. I wonder where Veronica Varallo gets her statistics from. Maybe wishfull thinking that the terrorists die quickly (we all wish that). But in the mean time keep them locked up, and let them work on excavation sites in the desert to earn their food.

  24. I wonder where Veronica Varallo gets her statistics from. Maybe wishfull thinking that the terrorists die quickly (we all wish that). But in the mean time keep them locked up, and let them work on excavation sites in the desert to earn their food.

  25. Elizabeth Allweiss says:

    they should not release any terrorist who used knives or other personal contact to kill, also no one who commited any rapes or dismembered their victims. In exchange, what is pa giving?

  26. Catherine Silverstone says:

    bibi, releasing murderers who hate upon israel before or after oslo is of no consequence, if israeli or jewish life is so cheap, no paperwork, deal or enactment will tune it up, it must come from the heart n to this end, abbas's heart.. what in return is he giving from his heart, when he can not even manage hamas let alone take cudos for any outcome other than bloodshed.. this is a trick n the joke is on israel :-(

  27. Catherine Silverstone says:

    bibi, releasing murderers who hate upon israel before or after oslo is of no consequence, if israeli or jewish life is so cheap, no paperwork, deal or enactment will tune it up, it must come from the heart n to this end, abbas's heart.. what in return is he giving from his heart, when he can not even manage hamas let alone take cudos for any outcome other than bloodshed.. this is a trick n the joke is on israel :-(

  28. Garden State says:

    Israelis Overwhelmingly against Release of Terrorists, but who cares? There is nothing cheaper in the world than Jewish blood.

  29. Garden State says:

    Veronica Varallo Where do you get your information? Would you please provide the source?

  30. Please start a poll or Facebook page
    We all will Pray that, Those who vote to release these murderers should be their FIRST customers.
    Perhaps some Mks will see it and will vote against it.

  31. Ian Ellul says:

    This is lunacy. Have we as Isaiah warned us made a covenant with death?!!!

  32. These murderers must not be released. Jewish blood is no longer cheap! Bibi is a fool to release them.

  33. Galen Muhammad says:

    Are you referring to the zionist terrorists? :/

  34. Alan Herman says:

    When 'terrorists' are caught, they should be executed.

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