Eldad: Freeing prisoners will only raise demands

MK Arye Eldad (NU/NRP) criticized Sunday's cabinet decision to free 250 Palestinian security prisoners, saying that "the release of Fatah terrorists as a gesture to [Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud] Abbas is a political and moral failure on the part of Olmert, which will definitely raise the price being demanded for [kidnapped IDF soldiers] Schalit, Regev and Goldwasser." He added that "on the one side, the government is releasing Tanzim and Al-Aksa Martyrs terrorists, and on the other, endangering every night the lives of IDF soldiers who are sent to catch their members in Nablus and Hebron." "This is a criminal decision," he said.