Feiglin: Fight Terrorist Release by Voting Against the Budget
MK Moshe Feiglin (Likud) on Sunday called on MKs from all parties to vote against the state budget in protest over the release of terrorists as a gesture to the Palestinian Authority.
“The release of terrorists is a certain death sentence for countless Israeli citizens and I will do anything I can to prevent it, including voting against the budget,” Feiglin wrote on his Facebook page.
“Releasing 104 ticking time bombs as a bribe for the start of negotiations or for building in Judea and Samaria is something that every moral person must rise up against,” he added. “I call on ministers and Knesset members from all factions to clarify to the Prime Minister that they will act against this decision.”
“This week the Knesset will vote on the state budget. I call on moral Knesset members from all factions to join me and announce that they will oppose the budget if the decision is made to release murderers,” said Feiglin.
“At this point, the only political way members of the Knesset have to stop the release of terrorists is to condition their support for the budget on the stopping of the insanity and the cancellation of this possibility of releasing terrorists,” he noted.
On Sunday, the Israeli government voted in favor of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyhau's plan to release 104 terrorist prisoners from jail, as a gesture that will accompany the reopening of peace talks.
The identities of the prisoners will be determined by a committee of ministers that will be headed by Netanyahu, and will include Livni, Minister of Public Security Yitzhak Aharonovich and Minister of Science Yaakov Perry, a former Shin Bet head.
The decision was passed with a majority of 13 ministers in favor, seven opponents and two who abstained.
Hours after the government approved the release of terrorists, the State Department announced that Middle East peace talks will restart in Washington on Monday.