Terrorists freed in Schalit deal return to terror (JERUSALEM POST) By YAAKOV KATZ 04/18/12)
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The Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) revealed Tuesday two cases of
Palestinian terrorists who were released in the prisoner swap for
Gilad Schalit last year but have since returned to engage in anti-
Israel terrorist activity.
In October 2011, Israel released over 1,000 Palestinian prisoners in
a deal with Hamas which brought Schalit home after five years of
captivity in the Gaza Strip.
The first case is Omar Abu Snina, who was released to the Gaza Strip.
According to the Shin Bet, Abu Snina – a known Hamas operative – has
been working in recent months to recruit Palestinians from the West
Bank into Hamas’s ranks.
The Shin Bet said that it obtained a memory card Abu Snina had sent
family members in the West Bank which included detailed instructions
related to kidnapping soldiers, illegally obtaining weapons and
establishing a terrorist cell.
The second case is of Daoud Hilo, a 22-yearold resident of the Amari
refugee camp near Ramallah. He was arrested about a month after his
release for illegally purchasing weapons. He was convicted in late
March and will return to prison for four more years.
Last month, senior IDF officers in the Central Command warned of the
growing involvement of Palestinians released in the Schalit exchange
in terror activity in the West Bank.
The officers said the IDF had noted a dramatic increase in the
smuggling of cash into the West Bank since the beginning of the year
and that some of the money was to be used to reestablish terror cells
for the 55 Palestinians released to the West Bank under the deal. (©
1995-2011, The Jerusalem Post 04/18/12)
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