Palestinians protest for release of prisoners 370.
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It would be immoral and illegal for the government to release terrorists from
prison as a gesture to open peace talks, the Almagor Terror Victims told Knesset
Speaker Yuli Edelstein.
“Recent reports quoting ‘diplomatic sources’ that
say [Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu] won’t agree to the price of 120
murderers and will not allow them to be a precondition for starting talks raised
suspicions that something serious was afoot. Now, we hear that some of the
terrorists out of the 120 will be released,” Almagor director Lt.-Col. (res.)
Meir Indor explained on Thursday.
Indor presented Edelstein with a list
of the 120 terrorists PA President Mahmoud Abbas requested be released and who
each of those terrorists killed.
Indor brought with him Geula Delarosa
and Eliyahu Kremni, whose children were killed by terrorists on the
The group visited Shas and Bayit Yehudi.
“There is a narrow
window of opportunity that will allow us to thwart the escape of 120 terrorists
from jail,” Indor stated. “Every terrorist that we succeed in keeping in prison
is the gain of the citizens of Israel and preserves our national
Dr. Aryeh Bachrach, head of the bereaved parents’ forum in
Almagor, said the organization has had bad experiences with Netanyahu making
public statements about prisoners.
“His statements are a cosmetic
covering for horrible actions. Whether he frees prisoners to jump-start peace
talks or as a gesture for Ramadan, it’s the same thing,” Bachrach
One of the terrorists on the list is Hassan Atiq Sharif Abu
Dahlia, who in 1991 stabbed to death his employer, Avi Osher, who owned a date
farm in the Jordan Valley. Osher was survived by a wife and two
Two more terrorists on the list, Salam Saliman Mahmoud Abu
Harish and Adam Ibrahim Jumaa Jumaa attacked a bus with Molotov cocktails in
1988. The bus caught fire, and all of the passengers escaped, except for Rachel
Weiss and her three children, Ephraim, Raphael and Netanel. IDF soldier David
Delarosa returned to the burning vehicle in an attempt to save them. He did not
succeed, and died of his injuries days later.
Hassan Muhammad Agrabiya,
Hassan Mahmoud Ibrahim Agrabiya, Mustafa Mahmad Yahya Agrabiya and Muhammad
Tawafiq Saliman Yousef Jabarin, also on the list, infiltrated an IDF training
area, killing Yaakov Dubinsky, 29, Guy Friedman, 20, and Yuri Ferda, 33, who was
survived by his pregnant wife. The attack came to be known as “Night of the
Pitchforks,” after the weapons the terrorists used.
Two more terrorists
on the list, Othman Amar Mustafa al-Haj and Ibrahim Mustafa Bilal Damara, killed
Steven Fredrick Rosenfeld, a former US Marine who made aliya. Haj and Damara
engaged Rosenfeld in conversation while he was on a hike near Ariel, where he
lived. They grabbed a knife peeking out of his backpack and murdered him with