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December 28, 2013 7:48 pm

Israeli Government Panel Approves List of 26 Palestinian Arab Convicts to Release

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Families of terror victims protest the release of their murderers, in Tel Aviv. Photo: Orit Zehavi / Tazpit News Agency.

Families of terror victims protest the release of their murderers in Tel Aviv. Photo: Orit Zehavi / Tazpit News Agency.

JNS.orgIsrael on Saturday night publicized the 26 Palestinian terrorist prisoners to be freed in the third installment of its prisoner release for negotiations with the Palestinian Authority. The release is expected to take place Monday night.

The prisoners to be released are nearly all convicted of murdering Israeli civilians, soldiers or Palestinian collaborators, according to the Israel Prison Services website, and have all served 19-28 years of their terms. Among the murderers being released are Muammar Ata Mahmoud Mahmoud and Salah Khalil Ahmad Ibrahim, convicted of stabbing Menahem Stern to death. Stern was a history professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and winner of the prestigious Israel Prize.

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