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June 15, 2012 10:08 am

Palestinian Terrorist Released in Shalit Deal is Arrested in Ramallah by IDF

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Gilad Shalit on the phone with his parents, after arriving Israel. Photo: IDF.

Israeli forces arrested Ibrahim Abu Hijleh, one of the Palestinian prisoners exchanged in the deal to free Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, in Ramallah overnight.

The story was first reported by the Maan News Agency.

According to a spokesman for the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine – which was taken off the U.S. Department of State’s list of terrorist organizations in 1999 – Hiljeh is a member of the DFLP and the Palestinian National Council.

“The arrest comes in the context of the Israeli aggression against the destruction of the Palestinian people and is an attempt to break the will of this people and its leadership,” the spokesman said. “Especially since Abu Hijleh plays a leading role in political action and the Palestinian national cause, as well as his role in public events and campaigns of pro-movement captives.”

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A report from the International Institute of Counter-Terrorism at Herzliyah University, written in 2003, notes that after his arrest in 2002, Hiljeh confessed to DFLP plans to kill Israeli leaders and conduct a suicide bomb attack.

“Abu Hijleh is a DFLP representative in the Palestinian National Council and his arrest by Israel was at the time condemned by the Palestinian Authority, who insisted that as ‘a member of the political echelon,’ he should be exempt from arrest,” reads a report written by Jonathan Fighel. “During his interrogation, Abu Hijleh revealed the organization’s plans to assassinate a military judge, to kill a former senior officer in the Israel Defense Forces and to carry out a suicide attack, using a suicide bomber with an Israeli identity card.”

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  • There was once a doctrine in Israel “no negotiations with terrorists”, the idea being “where would it end”?
    With Schalit Bibi had drawn a line in the sand: Mass-killers who were unrepentant were not negotiable.
    Left-wing groups in Israel and Europe constellated,holding protest marches,sitting vigil outside Bibi`s residence,launching Noam Schalit to superstar status, and placing Netanyahu in a choke-hold.
    Now the free-world will gradually appreciate the fruit of their labour.

  • There was once a doctrine in Israel “no negotiations with terrorists”, the idea being “where would it end”?
    With Schalit Bibi had drawn a line in the sand: Mass-killers who were unrepentant were not negotiable.
    Left-wing groups in Israel and Europe constellated,holding protest marches,sitting vigil outside Bibi`s residence,launching Noam Schalit to superstar status, and placing Netanyahu in a choke-hold.
    Now the free-world will gradually appreciate the fruit of their labour.

  • Michael Koenigsberg

    it is time for Israel to declare this is our land.God gave this land to us to keep and protect.Declare this to the world so we can move the Redemption foward towards its natural conclusion.May God bless us all.

  • kevobx

    The world has been deceived, Noah was building the Bible, starting with his children as the first covenant, read (Genesis 9:11). *1st Samuel 6:2 And the Philistines called for the priests and the diviners, saying, What shall we do to the ark of the Lord? tell us wherewith we shall send it to his place. (The second covenant is ineffect now! *Hebrews 8:7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second.) *Jeremiah 31:31*

  • laura jane burkhart

    I am not sure a person who threatens assasinations of Israeli citizens should have been released in the first place…or, threatened suicide bombings.
    For Israel to have peace, all threats of danger and risk should carry heavy consequences, whether in planning stages, or in verbal threats. The penalties in Israel must become more profound.

    • Miriam

      All I can say is, they better do something drastic with this guy, so he can’t be “exchanged again…

      • Chava

        Agreed!

  • saidi

    I’M SURE I’M NOT THE FIRST TO SAY “I TOLD YOU SO”!

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