Since Schalit deal, IDF rearrests 15 terrorists (JERUSALEM POST) By YAAKOV KATZ 06/21/12)
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Eight of the Palestinians re-arrested were from the first batch of
prisoners released in exchange for Gilad Schalit.
The IDF has rearrested 15 Palestinians who were released from Israeli
prisons under the Gilad Schalit prisoner swap conducted last year.
Eight of the Palestinians were from the first batch of prisoners
released, many of whom were serving life sentences for a variety of
deadly terrorist attacks.
The remaining seven were from the second batch of prisoners who were
serving lighter sentences. Three of the prisoners have been released
since they were rearrested.
The first stage of the exchange took place in October, when 477
Palestinians were freed, and the second stage in December, when 550
A senior IDF officer from the Central Command said on Wednesday that
it was still too early to measure the impact the released prisoners
were having on the West Bank.
“People need to acclimate back to their homes and work to retrieve
their former status in their respective organizations from the
younger generation that took over while they were away,” the officer
One of those rearrested was Ayman Salama, 36, who had been serving a
38-year sentence for his involvement in a 2002 bomb attack in
Beersheba that wounded 18 people, as well as for a series of shooting
attacks during the second intifada. He was supposed to be released in
Another prisoner rearrested was Khalid Makhamira, who had been
serving a life sentence since 2006 for his involvement in a series of
shooting attacks in the West Bank during the second intifada. He was
a Fatah member when he went into jail, and switched allegiance to
Hamas during his five years in prison. (© 1995-2011, The Jerusalem
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