Almagor: 149 of the terrorists slated for release serving time for
Dr. Aaron Lerner - IMRA 18 August 2008
Almagor, an organization that advocates for terror victims' rights, studied
the list of terrorists slated for release as reported on the Israel Prison
(see below) and reported the following findings today:
149 of the terrorists were sentenced for attempting to murder - most by
shooting at people and/or planting bombs.
54 terrorists served less than half their sentences.
63 of the terrorists have only been sitting in jail since 2007, including
seven who have been in prison less than a year.
Israel Prison Service
Notification In Respect To The of Release of Palestinian Prisoners 18.08.08
As a gesture of goodwill to the Head of the Palestinian Authority ,the
Government of Israel decided on August 17, 2008 to release approximately 200
Palestinian prisoners in accordance to the criteria set by previous
government decisions , that is to say no release of those prisoners with
"blood on their hands " belonging to Hamas or Palestinian Jihad .
The government appointed a Ministerial Committee which approved the list of
prisoners presented to it who were found suitable to the criteria fixed by a
Coordinating Committee headed by the Director-General of the Ministry of
Justice including representatives of all the relevant authorities connected
with the matter (General Security Service, Israel Prison Service, Israel
Defense Forces and Ministry of Justice).
The Government of Israel also decided to release two prisoners in exception
to the criteria of "blood on their hands "as a gesture to the Head of the
Palestinian Authority considering the long sentence they have served and
the opinion of the security forces that the risk resulting from their
release is low .
It should be noted that the decision in respect to the prisoners release is
conditional to the agreement of the relevant authorities and after
considering any objections that were raised.
For inquiries or further information: please contact the Department of
Pardons at the Ministry of Justice: 02-6466801/2/3/4/
THE LIST: Notification In Respect To The of Release of Palestinian Prisoners