Just so readers of The Jewish Press are not confused, we’ll repeat it again. The Israeli envoy to the UN HRC in Geneva presented Israel’s release back into the wild of what is planned eventually to be more than 100 murderers of Jews as proof that Israel wants peace. More unrepentant murderers out there on the loose means peace is close to the hearts of the Israeli government, in UNspeak, and Israel is now speaking that language as well. But just in case anyone thought that Israel’s self-flagellation was enough pummeling of Israel for one HRC session, you can rest comfortably because more than 75 other member nations lined up to also vilify Israel.To achieve peace there must be a zero tolerance concerning terrorism. Terrorists must never be rewarded with pleasant jail conditions and releasing from sentenced punishment. Of course, I prefer the death penalty, but so far the Israeli politicians and justice system disagree with me.
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Thousands of Palestinians gathered in Ramallah in the early hours of Wednesday morning to greet 21 prisoners released from Israeli custody to the West Bank as part of arrangements for the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Five other Palestinian prisoners were released earlier in Gaza. All 26 were convicted murderers, most of them jailed for crimes committed before the 1993 Oslo Accords.Cheers rose from the crowd, many of whom held Palestinian and Fatah flags, cameras and AK-47s aloft, as the released men were carried on shoulders from the vans that had brought them from Ofer Prison to the Palestinian city. Celebratory gunfire, whistles and shouts of Allahu Akbar were audible above the din. (Times of Israel)That's no harbinger of true peace.
The BBC's Yolande Knell reports from the West Bank that those who have been freed are seen there as political prisoners and heroes of the Palestinian cause - but that the decision has been hugely unpopular with the Israeli public.This convicted Arab terrorist prisoner release has only upped the demands of the Arabs:
The Palestinians released early on Wednesday were driven from Israel's Ofer prison to the Erez crossing into Gaza and the Beituna crossing into the West Bank.
In Gaza, fireworks shot into the sky as the former inmates were driven away in a convoy. In the West Bank, the freed prisoners were taken to Ramallah, where Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas addressed a large crowd. BBC
Abbas added, thesaid, that the PA would continue its efforts to ensure that all terrorists serving time in Israeli jails are freed.How can rewarding convicted of murder Arab terrorists make Israel a safer and more peaceful place?
"All 104 prisoners [that Israel has agreed to release] will be released, but the real joy will only come when all Palestinian prisoners are released. We undertake to continue the efforts to release all prisoners until they return to their homes,” he said. (Arutz 7)