Aftermath of Sbarro suicide bombing
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The Ministry of Justice is set to publish the list of names of terror prisoners who will be released in the first part of the Shalit deal.
Families of people murdered by the terrorists will have 48 hours to file motions against the release. The High Court is expected to reject the appeals, however.
Among the murderers that will be released is Hussam Badran, former commander of Hamas in Samaria. He was responsible for massacres at the Tel Aviv Dolphinarium, Sbarro pizzeria in Jerusalem, Matza Restaurant in Haifa and the Park Hotel in Netanya.
Badran has as much Jewish blood on his hands as some of the Nazi criminals who were put on trial after the Holocaust.
Another terrorist on the list was in charge of attacks in which a total of 22 Israelis were murdered. A terrorist who caused the number 405 Egged bus to veer off course and plunge into a deep ravine next to Highway 1, killing 16, is to be liberated. The driver of a bus who purposely ran down a group of soldiers at Azour, killing seven soldiers and a civilian woman and maiming others, will be freed. Also on the list is one of the terrorists who murdered Yossi Shok near Beit Haggai, and a terrorist who admitted to murdering youths Ronen Kermani and Lior Tubul as well as taxi driver Rafi Doron. He was also involved in the murder of a soldier, Yehoshua Friedberg.
Another terrorist to gain freedom murdered yeshiva student Haim Kerman. One of the terrorists involved in capturing and murdering soldier Nachshon Waxman will go free as well.