The Legal Forum for the Land of Israel commented, Tuesday, on the scheduled release of security prisoners to keep talks alive with the Palestinian Authority, stressing that a proposal to freeze construction in Judea and Samaria (Shomron) instead violates the civil rights of hundreds of thousands of Israelis. A statement by the group said, "One does not prevent wrongdoing with wrongdoing. A sovereign state negotiates without preconditions, without releasing murderers and without the violation of the rights of its citizens."
Executive Director Nachi Eyal added, "Left-wing Knesset members have no moral right to decide that they freeze children who lack classrooms. It's hypocrisy and ugliness. Releasing Israeli [Arab-ed.] killers is a serious blow to the rule of law and equality before the law and it must be avoided at all costs but one does not prevent a wrong with another wrong."