MK Danon: Shin Bet Giving Terrorists ´Gifts´ (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gabe Kahn 05/14/12)
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MK Danny Danon (Likud) on Monday slammed a deal signed Monday between
Israel´s Shin Bet and hunger-striking Arab security prisoners being
held on suspicion of terrorism.
"This deal is a serious mistake," Danon said. "Rather than making
things harder on the terrorists, they give them gifts."
"The situation of security prisoners must be clear: no family visits,
no special benefits, and key prisoners must be confined seperately,"
"We would not allow a Hizbullah prisoner visits, and there is no
reason to give Hamas prisoners visits," he said. "Both deny the
existence of Israel."
Danon told Arutz Sheva he plans to demand an urgent hearing by the
Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee to debate the details of the
agreement, and hopefully prevent its implementation.
Earlier on Monday, it was announced that the ring-leaders behind the
mass hunger strike of Israel´s prisoners had signed a pledge to
eschew terror activity in exchange for improved conditions.
After they announced the signing of the deal, the hunger strike ended.
Shin Bet said that the agreement was made possible following the
commitment given by the commanders of organizations outside the
prison, to prevent terrorism, and once approved, security prisoners
signed the letter.
Critics, however, note that several prisoners released in exchange
for IDF soldier Gilad Shalit – all of whom signed similar agreements –
have been rearrested after returning to terrorism.
The hunger strike has been used by the prisoners – and Fatah and
Hamas leaders – as a vehicle for attacking Israel’s administrative
Islamic Jihad terror leader Khader Adnan, who was released by Israeli
officials after a 66 day hunger strike, was portrayed as wrongly
suspected of terrorism in the international media.
A video later surfaced in which Adnan is shown pleading for suicide
bombers to “carry the next explosive belt.” (IsraelNationalNews ©
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