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Friday, September 21, 2007

Olmert orders suicide bomber accomplices released

Yesterday, Prime Minister Ehud K. Olmert ordered the release of two 'Palestinian' suicide bomber accomplices who were captured by the IDF because they had been granted 'amnesty' as part of the al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades leadership. The terrorists were captured in the Ein Bet Al Ma 'refugee camp.' This is from WorldNetDaily's account:
Earlier today, the Israel Defense Forces thwarted a suicide attack reportedly meant for the center of Israel when it arrested a would-be bomber and two of his accomplices – Jamal and Ibrahim Ismail, who are brothers and senior leaders of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terrorist group.

The Brigades, the "military wing" of Fatah, took responsibility together with the Islamic Jihad terror organization for every suicide bombing in Israel the past three years.

In a gesture to Abbas, Olmert in July granted amnesty to 178 West Bank-based members of the Brigades. The Ismail brothers were on the amnesty list. The amnesty agreement required that the terrorists disarm, refrain from terror activities and restrict their movements for three months to the area in which they reside.

The IDF announced in a statement the Ismail brothers were collaborators in today's foiled suicide bombing.

The arrest infuriated Al Aqsa Brigades leaders.

Ala Senakreh, the chief of the Brigades in the West Bank, told WND if the Ismail brothers were not immediately released his group would break the amnesty list and attack Israel.

But after the arrest, the Ismails were released.

According to security sources, the release was ordered by Olmert after complaints by Abbas officials.

Asked for comment, a spokeswoman for the IDF confirmed the release but said the matter should be raised with Olmert's office.

David Baker, Olmert's spokesman, could not immediately provide a statement on the issue.

Today's episode is at least the third time in recent weeks Brigades members on Olmert's amnesty list were captured violating the amnesty agreement but then released after Palestinian officials complained.
Can you imagine the United States capturing al-Zawahari and then letting him go because he's been granted 'amnesty'? That's essentially what happened here. Beyond words.


At 10:01 AM, Blogger Daniel434 said...

Shalom Carl,

I have a question, what do the police force and military forces think of Olmert? With these actions surely they think less of him or even despise him? Has there been any recent polls done regarding his approval rating in the military and/or the police forces? Also, does this news go mostly unnoticed in Israel and only covered by bloggers like you, or is it all over the TV sets in Israel? I would expect the public to be outraged over all Olmert's recent maneuvers and start mass protests...

-TiA (if you have time to answer)

At 10:08 AM, Blogger Daniel434 said...

Since I realized Israeli military service is compulsory I wanted to make clear by "military forces" I mean those who have made their career out of the military, but, I suppose they wouldn't vote unfavorably of him anyway. I guess my main question should be directed at the Police force.

At 10:14 AM, Blogger Carl in Jerusalem said...


I did not see this report in any Israeli mainstream media. I got it from WorldNet Daily. I also saw it on Arutz Sheva. But not in any of the more traditional media.

At 3:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In other words, Israel is full of uninformed voters.

At 3:55 PM, Blogger Carl in Jerusalem said...


No. Israelis don't get the opportunity to vote often enough and vote for parties leaving the individual MK's unaccountable.

At 4:57 AM, Blogger M. Simon said...

Senior leaders as suicide bombers?

Are they running out of cadre?


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