Freed Palestinian prisoner: After 12 years in jail, there is regret

August 14, 2013 09:53

One of the 26 Palestinian security prisoners released to the Palestinian territories overnight Tuesday as a gesture for resuming peace talks said he regretted murdering an Israeli worker in the 1990s, Israel Radio reported.

Salah Ibrahim Ahmed Mugdad, who was relesed to his home in Nablus, said he regretted killing Israel Tenenbaum, a 72-year-old security guard at the Sirens Hotel in Netanya. After 12 years in jail, yes, there is regret, the radio station cited him as saying.  The Fatah member was arrested in June 1993 after he struck Tenenbaum on the head with an iron bar and stole a television set from the hotel.

Sammy Hudes contributed to this report.

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