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June 24, 2014 8:50 am

Former Shin Bet Chief Criticizes Policy of Convict Releases

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Ynet Former Shin Bet director Yuval Diskin on Monday criticized government policy on prisoner releases, after a Palestinian freed as part of the Gilad Shalit prisoner deal was arrested for killing an Israeli man in a Passover terror attack.

“We shouldn’t be surprised that a prisoner released in the Shalit swap is involved in the murder,” Diskin wrote on his Twitter account, noting that the percentage of those released who return to terrorism, mainly from Hamas and Islamic Jihad, has always been very high.

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