PM: I have sympathy for Schalits, but cannot pay any price

By JPOST.COM STAFF
July 2, 2010 20:43

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu expressed sympathy with the Schalit family in an interview with Channel 1 on Friday, but said that as prime minister he could not pay any price to free their son if it would lead to the deaths of Israeli civilians.

"I understand the campaigns to free Schalit, but not at the price of the children, elderly and others who will die if the terrorists freed return to commit terror attacks," said Netanyahu.

The prime minister added that the last time Palestinian terrorists were freed from Israeli prisons as part of an agreement, 13 Israelis were killed in a terror attack planned by one of the men released.


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