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  6/19/2014, Sivan 21, 5774

Bill: Probation, Not Amnesty for Released Terrorists


Chairman Ze'ev Elkin of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee introduced legislation, Thursday, that would provide for terrorists who are released by the government to face probation instead of receiving amnesty from the president. The proposal calls for terrorists who return to terror activity to continue serving the old sentence in addition to any new time resulting from the new terror activity.

Under the measure, if a group involved in a release deal returns to terror, the state will be authorized to cancel the deal and re-arrest group members to serve out the rest of their terms. Elkin said, "The terrorists need to know that criminal kidnappings of this kind are putting terrorists in jail and don't release them. Every terrorist organization needs to understand that it is no longer worthwhile to abduct."