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Friday, October 28, 2011

Protesters outside Ne'eman's house demand release of Jewish prisoners

Some 60 demonstrators, including relatives of terror victims, relatives of Jewish prisoners, and at least one MK, demonstrated outside the Jerusalem home of Justice Minister Yaakov Ne'eman on Thursday night, demanding the release of Jews imprisoned for hurting Arabs as a counterweight to the terrorists for Gilad deal.
Knesset Member Michael Ben Ari (National Union) who participated in the protest, said: "We demand a certain balance. These prisoners did what they did not out of hatred towards Arabs but out of helplessness. Unlike the Palestinians who were released, these prisoners all regretted their actions. Why do Jews get different treatment than Arabs?"

Among the protesters was also Ora, mother of Shahar Butbika, who has been jailed for killing a Palestinian. Ora claims her son committed the crime after his friends were murdered and he was sent to clear the body parts.

"He suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder," she said. "If they free terrorists who murdered children, the people who committed the Ramallah lynch, then why not my son?"

David Libman, whose brother Shlomo was murdered by terrorists in Yitzhar in 1998 also attended the demonstration. His brother's murderers were released in the Shalit deal.

"We are still deeply shocked by the release of my brother's killers. It opened the old wounds again and we have a terrible sense of abandonment. Knowing that the murderers were in jail gave us a sense of sanity."
They're right. It makes no sense to keep these people in jail when they have regretted their actions while Arabs who murdered Jews in heinous terror attacks, which they now aim to replicate, go free.

That ought to earn me some nasty tweets from some of the Arabs who follow me.

Anyone who wants to argue has to provide a logical argument why Ahlam Tamimi should go free but Shahar Butbika should not. Saying that Tamimi should not have gone free is not an answer. The bottom line is she went free.

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At 10:28 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Exactly. There is no moral reason to discriminate against Jews.

Release all of them now. Their families should not be kept waiting for their return home.

It is the right thing to do. That is the bottom line.

At 7:56 PM, Blogger ais cotten19 said...

Releasing non-murderers is fine but releasing a "murderer" is some form of a blood ransom is it not? You can't have murderers go free because it's politically beneficial. Maybe in a temporary insanity case, but not in a case of retribution or PSD. There's no justice in it. We're not savages after all.


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