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August 4, 2013 5:57 pm

Palestinians, Breaking Kerry’s Promise, Reveal Timetable for Prisoner Release

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Lead PA negotiator Saeb Erekat. Photo: wiki commons.

JNS.org Although U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said last week that the Israeli and Palestinian negotiating teams would keep the details of their renewed talks confidential, chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat on Saturday said Israel would release 26 Palestinian prisoners on Aug. 13, Israel Hayom reported.

This will be the first phase of the four-stage prisoner release, entailing the freeing of 104 Palestinian terrorists imprisoned before the 1993 Oslo Accords, that Israel agreed to in order to restart Israeli-Palestinian conflict negotiations.

The Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) is currently formulating the lists of the four groups of Palestinian prisoners to be released over the course of the next nine months, the time window that has been set for the new negotiations.

On July 28, the Israeli cabinet approved the release of 104 terrorists who have been imprisoned in Israeli jails since before the 1993 Oslo Accords.

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  • Mel

    In conflict mediation, when one party violates the ground rules, the other party is entitled to sanctions.

    If the moderator refuses, his impartiality is doubtful.

    The usual sanction is suspension of the mediation, since good-faith by all parties is guaranteed.

    Until Palestinians are required to honor their promises, it is in their interest to keep violating them.

    Unless Israel reacts by suspending the prisoner release, if not walk out itself, it earns its dhimmitude.

    The non-Jewish world respects strength, not honor.

  • Lea ivgy

    Don’t Let thé dogs out! Don’g Let thé dogs out!

  • E Pluribus Beagle

    Release them in parts, a foot here a head there and so on.

  • Jat Ghetty

    I think Israel should release the terrorist directly into Belgium, where they will feel right at home!

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