Minister of Transport Yisrael Katz (Likud-Beytenu) noted with satisfaction Saturday night that the date set for freeing the fourth and final tranche of Palestinian Arab terrorist prisoners has passed without them having been released.
“We passed the set date yesterday and no terrorist wasd freed,” he said. “Not [Marwan] Bargouti, not the Israeli terrorists and not the rest of the terrorist murderers.
"Jew-killers belong between the crosshairs of a gun, and if not that – then in jail,” he stated.
Terror victims' organization Almagor held a rally of identification with the bereaved families protesting outside the Prime Minister's Residence in Jerusalem Saturday evening. The families demand that the murderers of their loved ones remain in jail.
Following the rally, students and members of youth movements were planning to sing old Zionist songs with the families.
Participants in the rally include Rabbi Yehuda Ben Yishai, father and grandfather of the Fogel family martyrs from Itamar, and Dr. Aryeh Bachrach, head of the bereaved parent's forum in Almagor, who his due to report about the planned demonstrations against the possible fourth tranche of releases.
"We are not calm, despite the reports by ministers, that there will not be another stage in the release of terrorists,” said Meir Indor, head of Almagor. “In the end, everything hinges on public opinion and the intensity of the counter-pressure that the public will exert.”