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July 24, 2016 12:36 pm

Proposed Knesset Bill Seeks One-for-One Prisoner Swaps; No Dead Israelis in Exchange for Live Terrorists

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Yesh Atid MK Elazar Stern, who initiated the proposed prisoner-swap bill. Photo: Facebook.

Yesh Atid MK Elazar Stern, who initiated the proposed prisoner-swap bill. Photo: Facebook.

According to a new Israeli bill, prisoner swaps will now involve a one-to-one equation, with no more than a single terrorist released in exchange for an abducted, missing or dead IDF soldier, Israel Radio reported on Sunday.

The proposed bill also states that no live terrorists will be exchanged for dead Israelis. In addition, it says, in the event of a kidnapping of an Israeli, the conditions of prisoners in Israeli jails who belong to the terrorist organization that committed the abduction will be made harsher.

In the explanatory section of the bill – initiated by MK Elazar Stern of the centrist Yesh Atid party – a reference is made to the fact that in all the prisoner exchanges thus far, a total of some 7,500 terrorists have been released in exchange for 14 live Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers, and for the bodies of six soldiers.

According to Israel Radio, the new bill was on the agenda of Sunday’s meeting of the Ministerial Committee for Legislation.

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  • stevenl

    The Pal don’t give a damn of their dead people if they have an Israeli Jew alive or dead.

  • Carol

    Glad to see this finally happening. Waaaay overdue.

  • Ivana Talya Tufakov

    Bill proposal doesn’t go far enough.

    First time it’s tested, expect Palis to threaten to kill the Israeli prisoner if their terms aren’t met, and even to go through with it. What will Israel’s reaction be to that?

    IMHO every terrorist should be sentenced to death, which sentence MAY be deferred until “something changes”. In the face of such a Pali threat, parade 100 of “Pali’s finest” out and let ’em know that should harm come to the Israeli prisoner, there will be 100 new corpses to return to their families.

  • William Rothlein

    I am in agreement. Excellent proposal

  • Israel

    Timely

    Al-Qaida chief urges kidnappings of Westerners for prisoner swaps

  • This is because one Jewish life is worth more than a 1000 Arab lives.

  • Arabs will continue to fail to force Jews to be enslaved by Muslims.
    But then Islam is a failed philosophy
    627 CE in Medina when the Arabs slaughtered us because we declined to convert
    628 CE in Khayber when the Arabs slaughtered us because we declined to convert
    As Islam spread so did the slaughter of Jews and other non-Muslims.
    1013 CE in Cordoba where the Arabs slaughtered us for being Jews
    1033 CE when the Moroccans slaughtered us because we had our own city
    1035 CE in Fez where we were slaughtered for being Jews
    1066 CE in Granada where the Arabs slaughtered us for being Jews
    1090 CE in Granada where the Arabs slaughtered us for being Jews
    1146 CE in Marrakech where we were slaughtered for being Jews
    1146 CE in Sijilmasa where we were slaughtered for being Jews
    1146 CE in Fez where we were slaughtered for being Jews
    1232 CE in Marrakech where we were slaughtered for being Jews
    1247 CE in Menkes where we were slaughtered for being Jews
    1275 CE in Fez where we were slaughtered for being Jews
    1465 CE in Fez where we were slaughtered for being Jews
    1492 CE in Touat where we were slaughtered for being Jews
    1517 CE in Hebron were the Turks slaughtered us because we were Jews
    1517 CE in Tzfat were the Turks slaughtered us because we were Jews?
    1660 CE in Tiberias where the Druze slaughtered us for being Jews
    1736 CE in Alger where we were slaughtered for being Jews
    1776 CE in Basra when the Arabs slaughtered us because we declined to convert
    1779 CE in Jaffa where the French slaughtered us for being Jews
    1790 CE in Tetuan where we were slaughtered for being Jews
    1785 CE in Tripoli where the Arabs slaughtered us for being Jews
    1805 CE in Alger where we were slaughtered for being Jews
    1815 CE in Alger where we were slaughtered for being Jews
    1828 CE in Baghdad where the Arabs slaughtered us for being Jews
    1830 CE in Tabriz where the Arabs slaughtered us for being Jews
    1830 CE in Alger where we were slaughtered for being Jews
    1834 CE in Hebron where the Egyptians slaughtered us for being Jews
    1838 CE in Tzfat where the Arabs slaughtered us for being Jews
    1839 CE in Mashhad where the Arabs slaughtered us for being Jews
    1864 CE in Marrakech where we were slaughtered for being Jews
    1867 CE in Barfurush where we were slaughtered for being Jews
    1869 CE in Tunis where we were slaughtered for being Jews
    1875 CE in Demnat where we were slaughtered for being Jews
    1897 CE in Tripolitania where we were slaughtered for being Jews
    1910 CE in Shiraz when the Arabs slaughtered for being Jews
    1912 CE in Fez where we were slaughtered for being Jews
    1925 CE in Damascus where the Turks slaughtered us for being Jews
    1934 CE in Constantine where the Arabs slaughtered us for being Jews
    1941 CE in Baghdad where the Arabs slaughtered us for being Jews
    In 1947 in Aden and Aleppo because Jews declared an independent country

    • andria switzer

      Don’t stop here as the slaughter has continued.

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