Danon calls on Likud ministers to vote against release of Palestinian prisoners

July 27, 2013 19:46

Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon on Saturday called on fellow Likud ministers to vote against the release of Palestinian security prisoners as a gesture to the Palestinain Authority ahead of the renewal of peace talks.

In a letter addressed to Likud ministers, Danon wrote, "This sets a future standard for Israel of far-reaching compromises in the face of ridiculous requests from the other side."

Danon added, "I call on you to vote against releasing prisoners, but in favor of negotiations without pre-conditions."

The deputy defense minister stated that there is a "consensus" among Likud members against "the crazy release of dozens of terrorists with the blood of hundreds of Israelis on their hands."

Danon ended his letter with a call for the release of Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard from prison in the United States.

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