Despite promises to the contrary, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has released 30 Hamas terrorists from Israeli prisons. How this “goodwill gesture” will strengthen Fatah Chariman and Hamas rival Abbas is beyond me.
“Prisoners released include members of Hamas, Jihad,” by Ali Waked for Ynet:
Ziad Abu Ayn, director of prisoner affairs in the Palestinian Authority said Friday that among the 255 prisoners released are 30 members of Hamas and two members of the Islamic Jihad.
The Palestinian Authority, he told Ynet, does not distinguish between prisoners: “they are all our prisoners, all our sons.” The PA, he added, is proud of the fact that prisoners affiliated with Hamas and Jihad are among the released.
Who exactly was supposed to be released from prison?
“Palestinian prisoners transferred to PA,” by Raanan Ben Zur, also for Ynet:
Warden Eli Gabizon, commander of the IPS’ southern district, said that according to the government decision, all the prisoners slated to be released are prisoners with no blood on their hands, residents of the West Bank, Fatah members, and have served 70 percent of their jail term.
The Israeli government is still intent on keeping us in the dark. Spin and lies are the fuel that drives the Olmert government. A government shill explains: “256 freed security prisoners start arriving at Beitunya,” by Rebecca Anna Stoil for the Jerusalem Post:
Foreign Ministry spokesman Mark Regev said the prisoner release was part of a package of goodwill gestures that was to give new momentum to stalled peace efforts.
“We’re hopeful that the combined steps by the Israeli government and the Palestinian government can bring about a new period of cooperation and dialogue, that we have turned the corner on the negative dynamic,” Regev said.
Under the guise of supporting the terrorist gang known as Fatah, Israel has released terrorists that are hell bent on killing Jews and destroying Israel. Ehud Olmert has become a terrorist enabler.
Crossposted from The American Israeli Patriot.