Tag Archive for Terrorist release

Jerusalem Reports to PA: Israel Cancels Last Terror Release

Senior Palestinian official reveals that Jerusalem has informed the PA  that it will not release last batch of convicted murderers on Saturday.

By Ari Yashar


A senior Palestinian Authority (PA) official announced Friday that Israel has told the PA it will not go through on the fourth and final batch of terrorist releases, which was set for Saturday night.

“The Israeli government has informed us through the American mediator that it will not abide with its commitment to release the fourth batch of Palestinian prisoners scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday 29,” PA official Jibril Rajoub told AFP.

“Israel has refused to commit to the names that were agreed upon of prisoners held by Israel since before the 1993 Oslo agreements,” added Rajoub, calling the move a “slap in the face of the US administration and its efforts.” Continue Reading »

Lapid: U.S. Forced Israel to Choose Freeing Imprisoned Terrorists, as the Lesser Evil

Without discussing what the White House would have orchestrated against Israel had Jerusalem refused to choose, Israel’s Finance Minister admitted that ‘America presented our options – and the others were worse’.

By Maayana Miskin



Finance Minister Yair Lapid, whose Yesh Atid party is the second-largest in the coalition, spoke out Tuesday in defense of the government’s decision to free terrorists convicted of horrific murders.

In an interview with IDF Radio (Galei Tzahal) Lapid argued that freeing terrorists was the best option from among several options United States diplomats had put forth.

“There are always options around the table. Continue Reading »