Names of Prisoners to be Released Made Public
The Israel Prison Service has published on its website the full list of terrorists who will be released as part of the deal made with Hamas to free kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit.
The list, which was published shortly after midnight (Israel time) includes 450 prisoners, 280 of which were given life sentences, and 27 female prisoners.
Earlier on Saturday it was published that among the murderers that will be released is one who murdered more than 100 Jews.
Hussam Badran, former commander of Hamas in Samaria, was responsible for massacres at the Tel Aviv Dolphinarium, Sbarro pizzeria in Jerusalem, Matza Restaurant in Haifa and the Park Hotel in Netanya.
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 Azor, 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.
The families of people murdered by the terrorists will have 48 hours to file motions against the release. However, the High Court is expected to reject the appeals.
On Saturday evening, President Shimon Peres received the files concerning the terrorists that are to be pardoned.
As President, one of Peres’ roles is to pardon prisoners, including these terrorists.
Meanwhile, Hamas has made additional last minute demands of Israel which could imperil the deal or postpone its implementation.
Hamas appears to have discovered that there are more female prisoners held in Israeli jails than it thought. The number of female PA terrorists in Israel’s jails is 35, not 27 as Hamas apparently believed until now.
The terror group now says that the “mistake” must be “rectified” and claims that Israel agreed to release all female prisoners without determining their exact number.