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  9/21/2012, Tishrei 5, 5773

We Warned Freed Prisoners Would Return to Terrorism


Member of Knesset Danny Danon (Likud) said, Friday, that he was not surprised by the re-arrest of a terrorist who was released in last year's deal for the release of abducted soldier Gil'ad Shalit. Interviewed by Arutz Sheva after a parole board decided to make the terrorist serve the remainder of the sentence on the old charges, in addition to the new charges, Danon explained, "more than 50 percent of those released return to terror. They know this in the defense establishment and we warned about it before the deal...."

The defense establishment warns that of the 1,027 prisoners released in the Shalit deal, there are those who will return to terror under pressure from terror leaders jailed in Israel. Seven others have been arrested on suspicion of activity including attempts to launch attacks or kidnap Israelis. Danon called on the security system to recapture the released prisoners - dead or alive, saying they forget their signed agreements not to return to terror.