Ya'alon: Prisoner release was choosing between bad decision and an even worse one

July 29, 2013 14:03


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The cabinet's decision to release 104 Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails on Sunday was a choice between a "bad decision and an even worse decision," Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon told soldiers from the Home Front Command and the Artillery Corpson Monday.

Speaking during a visit to a new IDF recruits at the military induction center in Tel Hashomer, Ya'alon said that "future strategic considerations" had to be taken into account when contemplating re-entering into final status negotiations with the Palestinians.

"It wasn't an easy day for me," Ya'alon stated. "These [people] are murderers and of course we'll pay a cost in terms of deterrence."

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