Activists blame J'lem stabbing attack on Schalit deal

By MELANIE LIDMAN
October 22, 2011 22:24

 
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Activists who were opposed to the recent prisoner swap for Gilad Schalit in which 1,027 Palestinian prisoners were to be released blamed Saturday's stabbing attack of a Jerusalem youth by an Arab in the Ramot neighborhood on the swap.

"The Shin Bet needs to personally apologize to this family, because the connection is clear that when Arab youth see a massive release of terrorists it encourages them to join terrorism," said Meir Indor, head of the Almagor Terror Victims Association who filed petitions against the prisoner swap with the High Court of Justice.

Indor added that he expected the swap to incite a wave of "light" terrorism, including stone throwing, molotov cocktails, and stabbings, before a return to terror attacks inspired and organized by the released prisoners.

The security establishment has repeatedly stressed that intelligence is strong enough to thwart any increased threat of terrorism.

Indor added that he would campaign for implementation of the death penalty for convicted terrorists and a renewal of the demolition of the home of the terrorist's family as deterrants.

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