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      Israel Releases 20 Arab Terrorist Prisoners

      Twenty terrorists, half of whom were in administrative detention and half of whom were more heavily involved in terrorism, have been released from Israeli prison since last night.
      First Publish: 7/3/2003, 11:36 AM

      The only terrorists who will definitely not released at this stage are those who have murdered Jews. The Prime Minister's Office says that the release is not connected with the negotiations with Abu Mazen, but rather concerns prisoners whose sentences have ended or who are no longer dangerous.

      "Professors for a Strong Israel" apparently does not accept the above explanation, and states today that Ariel Sharon "is not [only] compromising with terrorism - he has surrendered to it. Israel said it's not talking with terrorists, but here it is embracing Dahlan the murderer. Israel is obligated to the rule of law, but allows Barghouti the murderer to conduct negotiations from within prison."