Hundreds protest PM’s decision to release prisoners as precondition

July 28, 2013 17:09


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Hundreds of protesters gathered near Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s Jerusalem office Sunday morning to express outrage and anguish over his agreement to release 104 Palestinian prisoners as a concession to restart peace negotiations with PA President Mahmoud Abbas.

According to the Knesset, all of the prisoners being released are convicted terrorists from the West Bank and Gaza serving life sentences, and all were sentenced for their crimes before the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993.

The demonstration, arranged by the Almagor Terror Victims Association, and families who have lost loved ones to terrorists, featured haunting black-and-white placards with images of numerous victims who lost their lives to the prisoners being released.

Posters with red hand prints – illustrating the blood on the prisoners’ hands – were also prominently displayed by a number of protesters, whose ages ranged from teenagers to octogenarians.

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