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Israel Defense Minister on Prisoner Release: We’ll Pay Price in Deterrence

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Benjamin Netanyahu and Moshe Ya'alon observe a war drill in the Golan Heights, June 26, 2013. Photo: Israel GPO.

Ynet – Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said Sunday that Israel will pay a price in terms of deterrence following a decision to free 104 Palestinian prisoners as part of resuming peace talks. Talking to new IDF recruits at the military induction center, Ya’alon said;. “In the future the strategic considerations behind the decision will be revealed.”

He further noted, “We had to choose between a bad decision and an even worse one. It wasn’t an easy day. These are murderers and of course we’ll pay a cost in terms of deterrence.”

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