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        12/26/2013, Tevet 23, 5774

      Minister Opposed to Release but Obligated to Government

      Agriculture Minister Ya'ir Shamir said, Thursday night, that one must honor the government's decision to release security prisoners despite opposition to the move.

      Speaking against the backdrop of next week's scheduled release, protest to the move and this week's terror attacks, the Likud Beytenu Knesset member said, "I'm a member of a government that operates according to basic rules of governance that will allow it to continue running the country, as the the Israeli public wanted, a year ago. Accordingly, it is my duty to express my opposition to the release of prisoners until the moment of decision," said Dill, "Since it was decided otherwise - I am committed to stand behind the decision that was taken, under the ministerial responsibility that I carry. "