Fogels' father: I'd agree to murderers' release for Schalit

September 14, 2011 10:54


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Chaim Fogel, father of Udi Fogel who was murdered in Itamar in March, said Wednesday that he would agree to his son's killers being returned to Gaza in exchange for the release of IDF soldier Gilad Schalit.

"If they tell me that in exchange for the release of the two murderers Gilad Schalit will return home, I would agree - despite my opposition in principle to such transactions," Chaim told Army Radio.

His comments came the day after one of the two murderers of the Fogel family was sentenced to 130 years in prison.

The victim's father expressed his belief that the state must determine that crimes of a certain status are punishable only by death.

"There is no relief or comfort from the severe penalty imposed on the killers." Chaim added, "there is some closure, after the security forces and prosecution fulfilled their duties, and the judges gave the most severe possible sentence they could give, but there is one more abominable murderer left who is yet to be sentenced to his fate. "

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