6 Recaptured Terrorists to be Returned to Prison
Israel’s special pardons commission ordered on Tuesday that six terrorists who were freed in the Shalit deal in October of 2011 and were recaptured during Operation Brother’s Keeper be returned to prison and serve their full sentence.
In its decision, the commission accepted the Attorney General's request to cancel the release of the six, all residents of eastern Jerusalem.
The Commission determined, based on the evidence presented to it, that the six terrorists committed terror-related offenses after their release in the Shalit deal, thus violating the conditions of their release.
Terrorists released in the Shalit deal were required to sign a document that forbids them from returning to terrorism.
The terrorists were returned to prison to serve terms ranging from 11 years to 36 years, each one according to the sentence imposed on him in the first place.
At least 56 of the 1,027 terrorists who were released in exchange for Gilad Shalit were re-arrested in Operation Brother’s Keeper, which the IDF launched following the kidnapping and murder of Eyal Yifrah, Gilad Sha’ar and Naftali Frenkel.
One of the terrorists freed in that deal went on to murder Chief Superintendent Baruch Mizrahi as he was driving with his pregnant wife on the eve of Pesach (Passover).
Hamas recently conditioned its stopping the rocket fire towards Israel on the release of the terrorists who were freed in the 2011 Shalit deal and rearrested during Operation Brother's Keeper.
The group claimed the terrorists were arrested "for no reason" as part of the crackdown on the Hamas terror infrastructure in Judea and Samaria.