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According to earlier reports, Israel has been conducting indirect negotiations in the hopes of reaching a prisoner exchange deal before elections.
“We are always ready to achieve a prisoner swap deal with the Zionist entity through a mediator, but the entity is not moving in that direction.” said Saleh al-Arouri.
Israel has suffered harrowing experiences in relation to previous exchanges and paid a heavy price for its grotesquely disproportionate concessions.
Please do not say “We do not negotiate with terrorists.” Israel does that all the time. Always too late, always after loss of too many human lives.
By ABED L. AZAB
The very ones who spearheaded the campaign to reward Hamas now pin the blame for what they actively advocated on the man they always opposed.
By SARAH HONIG
The law will forbid freed prisoners in nationalist crimes from receiving government benefits until end of their original prison term.
By LAHAV HARKOV
If bill passes, arrested terrorists administrative release instead of pardons; option to be re-arrested if they return to terror.
The High Court approved a return to the house-demolition policy in possible attempt move focus from gov't responsibility for releasing Palestinian prisoners.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Whatever we do, we need to be prepared to wake up and start all over again, continuing to build despite all the destruction.
By NAOMI RAGEN
The Talmud praises redeeming captives as a great mitzva, superior even to charity, because it liberates a person from the pain of captivity.
By SHLOMO BRODY
The rejection means the six Hamas men will remain under arrest pending a final decision on whether they have violated the terms of their release.
The 54 are among the over 350 Palestinians arrested in recent weeks by the IDF during ongoing searches for three kidnapped boys.
Usual policy is to get most newly-arrested Palestinians in front of a judge within 24 to 96 hours.
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