63% of Israelis Oppose Terrorist Prisoner Release, Poll Says
JNS.org – About 63 percent of Jewish Israelis oppose going ahead with the fourth stage of the Palestinian terrorist prisoner release in exchange for an agreement by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to extend the current peace negotiations, a new Israel Hayom-New Wave Research poll has found.
Slightly more than 15 percent support the release as long as it does not include Israeli Arabs, while 13.2 percent said they have no opinion. Only 8.3 percent expressed support for the release.
During a meeting with Likud party ministers on Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that there would be no deal to free prisoners “without a clear benefit [for Israel] in return.”