Majdy Halabi named as soldier at center of amnesty deal (YNetNews.Com -Yedioth Internet) Aviad Glickman Latest Update: 04.23.12, 13:35)
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IDF soldier whose location may be revealed thanks to amnesty deal
between State, two prisoners has been missing since 2006; inmate
asking for hundreds of thousands of shekels for info. Majdy´s father:
Inmates acting out of personal interests; my son is alive
Released for publication: The MIA soldier at the center of the
amnesty deal between the State and two inmates at the Shatta prison
is Majdy Halabi, an IDF soldier who went missing in 2006.
The IDF Spokesperson´s Unit denied the reports, saying: "At this
point there is no certainty about the identity of the missing person."
On Sunday night the family of the missing soldier received a phone
call to give them the latest on the details of the possible deal with
the prisoners who claim to know the location of the missing soldier´s
remains. "They told us that the deal has been in the making for over
Jamal Halabi, Majdy´s uncle spoke to Ynet on Monday and said: "This
morning I received an announcement that they have information about
Majdy, sadly, he´s dead and we, the family are in a very difficult
mental state and don´t really know how to react to this."
Another relative added that "the efforts to obtain information about
Majdy should have been made a long time ago, no matter the cost.
Meanwhile, the Majdy´s father, Nazmi, remained optimistic: "My son is
alive, and I hope he returns home safely with all the other missing
soldiers. At the moment there is no information that conflicts this,"
"These prisoners are acting out of their own personal interests. We
don´t know anything about a body or searches that are being held to
locate a body. As far as I am concerned our son is alive. There have
been inmates in the past that tried to fool us, and we all know that
nothing came out of it, which may very well be the case this time
around," he added.
The State recently signed the agreement with two prisoners from the
Shatta Prison who claim to have crucial information regarding the
burial site of a missing citizen.
According to the agreement, which was signed by the director of the
Department of Pardons at Israel´s Ministry of Justice, Emi Palmor,
one of the prisoners, who is serving a life sentence, declared that
he had reliable information regarding the location of the body and
that it is located within Israel.
The prisoner is further required to hand over a map with the specific
location of the body.
In the agreement the prisoner had to declare that he was not involved
in the murder and in turn the State agreed not to question the
prisoner about his information source.
The inmate with the information is Mordechai Moshe who is serving two
life sentences for murders committed in 2004. A few months ago Moshe
told his cellmate Amos Nahum that he has information about the
missing soldier. Nahum is also serving a life sentence for murder
though his sentence was commuted to 33 years.
Nahum signed the agreement with State representatives, in the
agreement the State promises to let him and his current cellmate
Elias Dali who is currently serving a 16-year sentence for drug
trafficking, amnesty in exchange for reliable information about the
whereabouts of the missing soldier.
According to the agreement, if the body is indeed found in the
location the two prisoners pointed out, the State will work towards
granting them amnesty.
Mordechai Moshe who originally supplied the information about the
missing soldier´s whereabouts will not be receiving amnesty in
exchange for his information but instead demanded that the State pay
him hundreds of thousands of shekels in return for disclosing the
burial site of Halabi. Ahiya Raved contributed to the report
(Copyright 2012 © Yedioth Internet 04/23/12)
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