Bayit Yehudi MKs urge PM not to release Palestinian prisoners

Ayelet Shaked called for Netanyahu to "stand by his word that if he holds talks, they will be without preconditions."

July 2, 2013 00:42
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Bayit Yehudi MKs

Bayit Yehudi MKs. (photo credit: LAHAV HARKOV)

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu must keep his promise to only start talks without preconditions and to not release Palestinian prisoners, Bayit Yehudi MKs Ayelet Shaked and Orit Struck said Monday.

In a press conference with Yossi Mendelevich, whose son was killed in a terror attack in Haifa in 2003, the MKs warned that releasing terrorists from prison will have adverse results.

“On a moral level and on a sovereign level, a country cannot let murderers go free,” said Shaked, calling for Netanyahu to “stand by his word that if he holds talks, they will be without preconditions.”

“The prime minister wants to release murderous terrorists as a gift just so that the Palestinians will come to the negotiating table,” Struck added. “This is very grave.”

According to Struck, releasing terrorists cheapens the value of life and encourages more terror.

“The terrorists learn that they can continue doing what they want, because they’ll be released from prison and the US will legitimize it,” Struck stated.

Mendelevich warned that “terrorists don’t leave prison and become organic farmers or do macrame crafts. They return to Hamas and terror.”

Struck also mentioned a bill she has drafted that will not allow the government to release terrorists with blood on their hands. The Bayit Yehudi MK has already gathered 15 signatures for the bill, and is working on getting more before submitting it.

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