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
“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.”
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
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.