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  Tamuz 23, 5773 , 01/07/13

Bill Brewing to Ban Wholesale Terrorist Releases

Chairwoman Ayelet Shaked of the Habayit Hayehudi (Jewish Home-New National Religious Party) Knesset faction and Jewish Home Member of Knesset Orit Struk will host Chairman Meir Indoor of the Almagor umbrella group of terror-victim organizations during the faction's Monday-afternoon meeting before the meeting of the Knesset plenum. The meeting was prompted by reports that the Palestinian Authority is demanding the release of security prisoners as a condition to the resumption of peace talks with Israel. There have also been talks of a prisoner release as a goodwill gesture ahead of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Following the meeting, there will be an effort to get the signatures of Knesset members on legislation to prevent the wholesale release of terrorists.

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