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Thursday, March 20, 2014

EU pressuring Israel to release terrorists

The European Union is dismissing Israel's concerns and insisting that Israel should release more 'Palestinian' terrorists.
"We believe that the release of prisoners... is central to the peace process," said Emer Costello, who headed the EU delegation on a three-day fact-finding mission on Palestinian Arab prisoners held in Israeli jails.  
"I think there is an acceptance on both sides, even with the members of the Knesset that we met, (of the) importance of the prisoner issue," Costello said.
Even left-wing Justice Minister and chief Israeli negotiator Tzipi Livni said that the PA would need to prove its commitment to talks to secure the final batch. Israelis are extremely skeptical about the PA's seriousness about finding a real solution to the conflict. Several senior PA sources have openly said their only motivation in the talks was to release the 104 prisoners, not to reach an agreement with Israel.
"In order to advance serious negotiations, we will all need to take decisions and prove we are determined to reach an agreement and real peace. That burden of proof is also on the Palestinians' shoulders," Livni was quoted on her Facebook page as saying yesterday.
But the EU sees things differently.
"We would certainly hope that those prisoner releases would continue and would take place. It is important as well that there are people in custody who are actually pre-Oslo," Costello said, referring to the failed 1993 Oslo peace accords.  
"From the EU parliament's perspective... we (have) expressed major concern about the fact that there are currently 11 members of the PLC (PA parliament) being held in custody... We would be seeking their release," she added.    
Costello said Israel had barred the delegation from visiting the prisons, confining the trip to meetings with Israeli MPs and local rights groups.  
Israel holds more than 5,000 Palestinian Arabs in its prisons, most of them for terrorist offenses.
If anyone finds Prime Minister Netanyahu's backbone, please call immediately. 

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At 9:09 PM, Blogger aparatchik said...

Is the Eu offering to take them in.

At 10:19 PM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

Release them to Europe where they can do whatever they like with them and they live with a shoot on sight order hanging over their head if they ever reappear in Israel.

At 10:38 PM, Blogger free` said...

aparatchick, I was thinking the same thing.
On a side note, I saw my dr. on Tuesday and he told me he was heading to Israel with his bible study group. We talked about the apartheid state of Israel and both agreed it is true, but, it is the Jews who are most discriminated against. I also wished him a safe and spiritually rewarding time on his visit and wished I was healthy enough to go. Maybe someday I will be.

At 12:02 PM, Blogger negi said...

Israel should take them out back and execute them, then release their bodies, Hezbollah style.


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