Daily Israel Report
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  3/19/2014, Adar Bet 17, 5774

30 MKs Call to Free Jewish Security Prisoners


A diverse group of Members of Knesset called to free Jewish prisoners convicted of nationalistically motivated crimes. The call was in response to the fourth and final terrorist prisoner release, which is part of the ongoing negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. 30 MKs have signed the petition. They stressed that they in no way condone acts of violence committed by Jewish Israelis in the name of patriotism. However they sought to point out the irony that Arab terrorists who were convicted of violent crimes are to be released while Jewish prisoners remain incarcerated.