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Danon calls on Likud ministers to vote against release of Palestinian prisoners

Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon on Saturday called on fellow Likud ministers to vote against the release of Palestinian security prisoners as a gesture to the Palestinain Authority ahead of the renewal of peace talks.
In a letter addressed to Likud ministers, Danon wrote, "This sets a future standard for Israel of far-reaching compromises in the face of ridiculous requests from the other side."
Danon added, "I call on you to vote against releasing prisoners, but in favor of negotiations without pre-conditions."
The deputy defense minister stated that there is a "consensus" among Likud members against "the crazy release of dozens of terrorists with the blood of hundreds of Israelis on their hands."
Danon ended his letter with a call for the release of Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard from prison in the United States.
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