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Israeli Human Chain to Block Palestinian Convicts’ Release

Monday, October 28th, 2013

On Monday evening, Israel time (noon, east coast time), there will be a protest against the latest Israeli release of convicted Arab Palestinian murderers as part of the “peace process.”

The protest will be held outside the Ofer Prison on Jerusalem’s northern edge, Road 443. Ofer is where the Palestinian Arab prisoners are being assembled in the next 24-36 hours, prior to being released.

The protestors will form a human chain around the prison, to symbolically “stop the release of terrorists.” Bereaved families and government ministers will join the protestors.

On August 26, the first group, which is ultimately to total more than 100 prisoners, was released.  This week another 26 Arab convicts will be released, 21 to be released to the Palestinian Authority in the Disputed Territories, the remaining five will be released to Gaza.

The list of names of those who will be released was posted Sunday evening, Oct. 27.  That posting began a 48-hour period during which people can protest the release of individual prisoners.

All prisoners who are to be released were imprisoned prior to the disastrous Oslo Accords.  They have all served between 19 and 28 years.  All were convicted either of murder or attempted murder.

The Prime Minister’s Office issued a statement asserting that it was releasing the prisoners “pursuant to the Government’s 28 July 2013 decision to resume the diplomatic negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

A small point was included, which is that should any released prisoner who “resumes hostile activity will be returned to serve the remainder of his sentence.”  That means two things.  One, the sentences have not been “commuted” or dispensed with. , So if a released murderer commits another crime, such as if he murders or is responsible for the murder of another Israeli citizen, he may be sent back to prison.  And once again act as a bargaining chip.

Monday night’s protest is organized by Almagor, the terror victims’ association, the Likud young leadership division, the young leadership of Habayit Hayehudi, and the nationalist faction of the Likud.  Bereaved families and some government ministers are expected to participate.

Just one example of the type of person being released from the Israeli prison system this week is Massoud Issa Rajib Amer. Amer is a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.  He was convicted of hacking to death an Israeli Jewish lawyer, Ian Feinberg, who worked in Gaza, seeking to cultivate ties to the local Palestinian community while trying to promote economic projects.

Netanyahu Says ‘Don’t Blame Me’ If Kerry Fails

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told the Cabinet Sunday morning, “We are not putting up any impediments on the resumption of the permanent talks and a peace agreement between us and the Palestinians. There are things that we will strongly insist on in the talks themselves, especially security. We will not compromise on security.”

The rumored focus of Palestinian Authority demands is the issue all terrorists who were jailed before the Oslo Accords including many with “blood on their hands.” Dozens of Israelis have been murdered by terrorists who previously have been released by Israel in “good will “measures or in exchange for dead bodies of Israeli soldiers.

The Almagor terror victims association said that it has obtained a list of 100 prisoners whom chairman Mahmoud Abbas demands that Israel be freed as a “goodwill” gesture before the resumption of direct talks. The list includes terrorists who killed Jews in cold-blooded murders.

The Prime Minister also told the Cabinet that in the event that there is any final agreement between the Palestinian Authority and Israel, it will “be submitted to the people for a decision.”

Activists Left Oz Etzion after the Shabbat Clashes

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

Dozens of right-wing activists who arrived on Friday to spend Shabbat the Oz Etzion outpost, near Beit El, started to leave Saturday night. A few minutes after the end of Shabbat, the activists took their equipment and continued to the nearby outpost of Givat Assaf. Their departure was conducted under the watch of security forces.

Yesterday the activists clashed with security forces and prevented the evacuation of the Oz Zion residents. Five Border Policemen were slightly injured in the clashes. In addition, the tires of two Border Police vehicles were punctured. The evacuation attempt was launched by dozens of security personnel, including army troops, police forces, the special police force and the Border Patrol.

Some 150 youths were gathered at the outpost for a Shabbat assembly run by Rabbi Dov Lior, one of the leaders of the Jewish Home party, in what had been declared a closed military area.

A few participants have told Ynet that they “were able to activate government ministers to prevent the evacuation because of the Shabbat.”

Security forces claimed the youths threw stones at the soldiers. But the youths, for their part, complained about violence perpetrated by the police, which is why they closed the gates of nearby Givat Assaf.

The youths also reported that soldiers who entered Givat Assaf fired tear gas and used stun grenades. They also reported that Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu was slightly injured from tear gas. The security apparatus confirmed that riot control measures were being used. Israeli police is among the most violent and ruthless when it comes to “riot control measures” against right wing demonstrators.

At least one youth was arrested during the incident Friday. The Oz Zion outpost faced a number of evacuation attempts over the past year, but the residents have always returned shortly thereafter.

The political system wasted no time in launching its attack on Jewish Home and its leader, Naftali Bennett. “Bennett and extremist rabbis led people to that hill deliberately to create friction with the IDF and the state of disobeying orders,” Tzipi Livni of the Movement Headed by Tzipi Livni said in Kiryat Motzkin, where she was attending a public event.

Kadima Chairman Shaul Mofaz, whose party is expected to disappear in the coming election, responded sharply to the Oz Etzion incident, saying, “Anyone raising his hand against IDF soldiers and security forces it’s as if he raised his hand against the state of Israel, and should be imprisoned. We must treat such cases with a firm hand and not let go.”

Mofaz was Defense Minister during the Gush Katif expulsion of some 10,000 Jews from their homes in 2005.

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