The release of murdering terrorists and the bodies of same, is not an issue for only families of victims of terror. The dangerous precedent which has been proven a motivation for the same terrorists to return to, or aid and assist further murderous attacks, should have the entire population of Israel aghast.
PMW -Palestinian Media Watch:
"PA official: The Palestinian Authority Forces were responsible for 70% of the terror attacks which took place in the years 2000-2005- or the 2nd Intifada" During this period 1000 Israelis were killed.
PA official: "Follow in the footsteps of those who sacrificed for freedom and independence ...these heroes' resolve will teach us all a lesson in resolve and givien." (referring to the terrorists)
Fatah member of PA Parliament, "Released prisoners are "great heroes".
Recently the official Fatah Facebook pages glorified female suicide bomber Zainab Abu Salem as "the 18 year-old herioc female Martyrdom-seeker" Zainab Abu Salem caried out a suicide attack at the French Hill junction in Jerusalem (September 22, 2004). Two Israeli Border Policemen were murdered and 30 people were wounded.
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas is also the Chairman of the Fatah.
Now if we are aware of the continued incitement, encouragement and praise of the murderous terrorists by the heads of the PA how can this government dare continue to ignore it and release murderers of our loved ones?
No matter what pressures come from outside, the welfare, safety and security of the people of Israel MUST BE THE FIRST CONCERN of this or any other government.
No human being is expendable, no matter what excuse given in the release of terrorists. It always is possible to explain how difficult a decision it is to release murderers- but no explanation is acceptable especially in the reality of the results of such releases: increase of terror and attempted abductions of soldiers and civilians.
We cannot and will not forget the betrayal by these releases, leaving us without even the smallest sense of justice to both those who were murdered and to the families. Justice is at least knowing that the freedom of these murderous terrorists is taken away. That would not bring our loved ones back but in their names this is the least we demand.
Nothing is acceptable in the release of murdering terrorists and no excuses or fake apologies are accepted We accuse you, Netanyahu and this government of aiding and encouraging terror by this decision and the responsiblity is indeed in your hands.