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        10/16/2011, Tishrei 18, 5772

      IDF Officers: Terrorist Release 'Makes No Sense'


      To the growing list of petitions against the release of over 1,000 terrorists in exchange for Gilad Shalit, add that of top retired IDF officers Amatzia Chen and Dan Seon, who have joined the general Almagor petition against the release. According to the opinion, releasing the terrorists is a big mistake, is strategically illogical, and contradicts the state's obligation to defend its citizens.  

      They added that failing to learn lessons from the past – about how releasing terrorists just increased terror and whetted the appetite of terrorists to kidnap more Israelis – would just result in the loss of more innocent life.