Prisons Service decides not to shorten sentence of Danny Katz's killers

The Israel Prisons Service's Parole Committee decided on Monday not to shorten the sentence of three of the five Israeli Arabs convicted of murdering 15-year-old Danny Katz in 1983. The decision came after President Shimon Peres commuted the three prisoners' sentence to 30 years. Following this decision, the three applied for their sentence to be cut by one-third for good behavior. In its decision the committee said that the three had not undergone rehabilitation during their time in prison, and had not confessed to committing the crime. If the request had been granted, the three would have been released from prison in the near future. Yaakov Lappin contributed to this report.