MK Prof. Aryeh Eldad (National Union) protested outside Ofer Prison Tuesday morning, where 16 terrorists were about to go free as part of the Shalit deal.
"Everyone is busy talking about the helicopter that has taken off or landed and is reporting every movement being made [around the Shalit transfer] today," he said, "but I am here to protest what is about to happen to Israel. I am speaking on behalf of those who will be murdered in the future by the same terrorists whom Israel has freed."
Sixteen terrorists, two of them female, left Ofer Prison and were taken to Border Police base Metzudat Adumim near Jerusalem. They will then be freed to their homes in eastern Jerusalem.
President Shimon Peres met with bereaved families of terror victims Monday. "All our hearts are torn," he said. "The decision has been made and it is my duty to honor it.
"You are the ones who paid the heaviest price for the loss of your loved ones, and continue to do so today. Saving the life of one youth in Israel is a decision based on values and morals. I have heard your words with pain, but the fate of Gilad Shalit, who has been held captive for five years by a brutal and cruel terror organization, is above all considerations."