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Extended ceasefire for Saudi normalization deal

According to the proposed two-stage deal, Israel will stop fighting for at least four months and release a large number of terrorists in return for the release of the remaining hostages and a normalization deal with Saudi Arabia.

Extended ceasefire for Saudi normalization deal

Police report filed against terrorist released in deal

Immediately following her release, Rudah Abu Ajmiyah called to support Hamas and exclaimed: 'We are the sword of Mohammed Deif!'

Police report filed against terrorist released in deal

5 US hostages flown out of Iran after prisoner swap deal

Deal sees US release 5 Iranian criminals in exchange for its citizens, unfreeze $6 billion in Iranian assets.

5 US hostages flown out of Iran after prisoner swap deal

Terrorist who requested early release returns to prison

Walid Daqa, who was involved in the 1984 kidnapping and murder of IDF soldier, was returned to prison after his condition improved.

Terrorist who requested early release returns to prison

Arab village celebrates terrorist's late-night release

The release of Osama Almansrah was delayed until the middle of the night to prevent celebrations, but they still occurred.

Arab village celebrates terrorist's late-night release

Freed terrorist Karm Younes appears on Hezbollah TV

Terrorist who murdered soldier says "I am not Israeli, I am Palestinian."

Freed terrorist Karm Younes appears on Hezbollah TV

Israeli-Arab band pays tribute to freed terrorist murderer

Troupe dances in front of terrorist Karim Younes, who murdered soldier Avraham Bromberg, to song praising Lions Den founder as a hero.

Israeli-Arab band pays tribute to freed terrorist murderer

Entry permits for PA officials who visited terrorist rescinded

Defense Minister Yoav Galant ordered to rescind the permits of three PA officials who entered Israeli territory to visit Karim Younes.

Entry permits for PA officials who visited terrorist rescinded

Terrorist who murdered IDF soldier receives warm welcome

Karim Younes, who was released from prison, was greeted in his village in northern Israel by a large crowd, including PA officials.

Terrorist who murdered IDF soldier receives warm welcome

'I'm ready to spend another 40 years in prison for our freedom'

"Dozens of released terrorists return to terrorism. Younes should be re-arrested urgently," says Torat Lehima organization.

'I'm ready to spend another 40 years in prison for our freedom'

Release carried out in the early hours to avoid Arab festivities

Karim Younes, who murdered IDF soldier Avraham Bromberg in 1980, released after completing 40-year sentence.

Release carried out in the early hours to avoid Arab festivities

Antisemitic cop killer to speak at NYS University

Anthony Bottom would have you believe that he was a political prisoner, but he is a convicted murderer who wants Israel off the map.Op-ed

Antisemitic cop killer to speak at NYS University

Hamas: We will demand release of Marwan Barghouti

Senior Hamas official says that Israel attempted to advance prisoner exchange deal, but its offer was not enough.

Hamas: We will demand release of Marwan Barghouti

'Terrorist released today will murder tomorrow'

Bereaved families set up protest tent in front of Prime Minister's Office demanding no prisoner deal with Hamas: 'Stop this madness.'

'Terrorist released today will murder tomorrow'

PA demands security prisoner release 'because of coronavirus'

Prisoners' Commission head demands Israel release more than thousand security prisoners, many convicted of serious security offenses.

PA demands security prisoner release 'because of coronavirus'

Israeli reporter attends refugee camp homecoming for prisoner

Refugee camp celebrates terrorist released after 15 years in prison with gunfire and exultation. 'Resistance will continue until the end.'

Israeli reporter attends refugee camp homecoming for prisoner

Bennett: We cannot free live terrorists for bodies

'We must increase pressure on Hamas and cause it to hurt so that it will not be worth it for Hamas to continue holding the bodies.'

Bennett: We cannot free live terrorists for bodies

Youngest girl terrorist released after just 2.5 months

Israel releases 12-year-old after twice shortening sentence, despite her admission she tried to infiltrate town and murder Jews.

Youngest girl terrorist released after just 2.5 months

American family fights to keep terrorist behind Israeli bars

Haifa Christian family petitions US government to pressure Israel not to 'release the terrorist who killed our daughter.'

American family fights to keep terrorist behind Israeli bars

Could a Compromise Deal see Israeli-Arab Terrorists Released?

Official tells Arutz Sheva Bibi taking Jewish Home threats to leave coalition seriously - but would taking the bait cost Bennett dearly?

Could a Compromise Deal see Israeli-Arab Terrorists Released?

Terrorist Complains Israeli Prison Harmed His Stamp Collection

Terrorist who murdered 2 Israeli students now making up for lost time after being released in 'goodwill gesture' - but has some complaints.

Terrorist Complains Israeli Prison Harmed His Stamp Collection

Minister Ariel: Releasing More Terrorists a 'Slippery Slope'

Members of the National Union-Tekuma faction of the Jewish Home party discussed the possibility of a release of Israeli Arab terrorists.

Minister Ariel: Releasing More Terrorists a 'Slippery Slope'

Liberman: New Elections Preferable to More Prisoner Releases

Yisrael Beiteinu party leader Avigdor Liberman says the faction will quit the government if more terrorists are released

Liberman: New Elections Preferable to More Prisoner Releases

'A Terrorist's Place is in the Crosshairs of a Gun'

Min. Yisrael Katz (Likud) notes date set for release has passed, says terrorists should be killed or jailed, not freed.

'A Terrorist's Place is in the Crosshairs of a Gun'

Palestinian Authority Hopes Prisoner Release 'Delay' Only Brief

Fourth batch of convicted terrorists not released as scheduled on Saturday night - but is it just a brief delay?

Palestinian Authority Hopes Prisoner Release 'Delay' Only Brief

'Anyone With a Jewish Heart Would Oppose This'

Terror victims' families and supporters demonstrate outside PM's residence, call on government to cancel prisoner release.

'Anyone With a Jewish Heart Would Oppose This'

US Offers Israel Pollard for Terrorist Release, More Talks

If Israel does not go back on releasing the fourth batch of terrorists, and continues 'peace talks,' Pollard will go free, says IDF Radio.

US Offers Israel Pollard for Terrorist Release, More Talks

Terror Victims Families March Against Releases

Families of victims of terror attacks marched in Netanya, demanding that the government not release more terrorists

Terror Victims Families March Against Releases

In Talks with Obama, Abbas Demanded Release of Top Murderers

Palestinian Authority chairman wants arch-murderer Barghouti, PFLP head Saadat to be freed.

In Talks with Obama, Abbas Demanded Release of Top Murderers

EU Pressuring Israel to Release Long-Term Terrorist Prisoners

EU parliamentary delegation rejects Israeli concerns, says releasing terrorists crucial for peace.

EU Pressuring Israel to Release Long-Term Terrorist Prisoners

Bennett: No Arab-Israelis in Last Prisoner Batch

Jewish Home head wants Cabinet to discuss cancelling the fourth planned release of terrorist murderers altogether.

Bennett: No Arab-Israelis in Last Prisoner Batch

Israel May Block Final Terrorist Release

Senior diplomatic source: if talks with the PA reach a dead end, Israel will reconsider freeing last batch of murderers.

Israel May Block Final Terrorist Release

Yaalon Says Abbas 'Not a Partner for Peace'

Defense minister argues Israel must keep Judea and Samaria, otherwise Hamas will rise in region to replace Abbas.

Yaalon Says Abbas 'Not a Partner for Peace'

Yaakov Peri: PA Doesn't Know How to Compromise

For Israel, releasing terrorists is a quid pro quo for progress in talks with the PA. Without talks the next release may be in jeopardy

Yaakov Peri: PA Doesn't Know How to Compromise

Freed Terrorist Describes Murdering Students

Freed terrorist calmly describes how he murdered two young university students – and how his family rejoiced.

Freed Terrorist Describes Murdering Students

Former Navy Head: Who Releases Terrorists With No Peace Deal?

Former Navy chief Eliezer Marom criticizes government for releasing terrorists in what he calls a “political deal”.

Former Navy Head: Who Releases Terrorists With No Peace Deal?

Netanyahu Slams PA Celebration: ‘Murderers Are Not Heroes’

PM: Abbas’ embrace of freed killers illustrates the difference between Israel, PA.

Netanyahu Slams PA Celebration: ‘Murderers Are Not Heroes’

Lapid: Freeing Terrorists the Lesser Evil

Finance Minister: America presented our options – and the others were worse.

Lapid: Freeing Terrorists the Lesser Evil

Woman who Saved Terrorist Protests his Release

Bella Freund protected a would-be killer with her own body. Now she is protesting his release from prison. ‘Where are our values?’

Woman who Saved Terrorist Protests his Release

Court: Protest Outside Terrorist's House Can Proceed

Protesters can demonstrate outside the home of Ahmed Khalaf, who is set to be released as a “gesture” to the Palestinian Authority

Court: Protest Outside Terrorist's House Can Proceed

Israel Must Stop Fighting For Survival

Israel Must Stop Fighting For Survival

Protest to Take Place Outside Home of Jerusalem Terrorist

Families who have lost loved ones in terror attacks to protest outside home of Jerusalem terrorist to be released this week.

Protest to Take Place Outside Home of Jerusalem Terrorist

Cabinet Approves Release of Terrorist Prisoners

Appeals by victim's families fall on deaf ears, as government approves the next batch of 26 prisoners released.

Cabinet Approves Release of Terrorist Prisoners

Terror Release Sweetener: 1,400 New Homes

Prime Minister set to announce tenders for new homes in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria next week.

Terror Release Sweetener: 1,400 New Homes

For the First Time: Arab MKs Join Calls for Pollard's Release

One hundred Members of Knesset demand release of Jonathan Pollard following US spying allegations.

For the First Time: Arab MKs Join Calls for Pollard's Release

Protest Against Prisoner Release Outside Prime Minister's House

Bereaved families organize mass protest in front of Binyamin Netanyahu's residence, demanding stop to terrorist releases.

Protest Against Prisoner Release Outside Prime Minister's House

PA Rejects Prisoner Release Delay, Warns of 'Total Failure'

PA opposes Kerry's postponement of terrorist release to press Jordan Valley arrangement. PLO official warns of 'total failure.'

PA Rejects Prisoner Release Delay, Warns of 'Total Failure'

Released Terrorists Reveal No Regret, Fun in Jail

PMW exposes released prisoners and their families on PA TV revealing ease of prison life, and familial visits in contrast to PA libels.

Released Terrorists Reveal No Regret, Fun in Jail

Freed Terrorists get Guaranteed Work in PA

PA Arabs face high unemployment – but those willing to attack Israel will soon be exempt from job worries.

Freed Terrorists get Guaranteed Work in PA

Fatah Gloats: Israel, Go Pray for Your Dead

Fatah leader mocks Israel as murderers are freed, says prisoner release is Israel’s defeat.

Fatah Gloats: Israel, Go Pray for Your Dead

Fatah Party Lauds Freed Murderer as a 'National Symbol'

Mahmoud Abbas' party lauds freed terrorist who killed two Israeli hikers, calls him national symbol, pledges to "walk in his path."

Fatah Party Lauds Freed Murderer as a 'National Symbol'

MK: 'Construction in Judea, Samaria to Continue and Intensify'

Deputy Minister Ofir Akunis (Likud) clarifies that the government does not view Judea and Samaria as "occupied"; "we will continue to build"

MK: 'Construction in Judea, Samaria to Continue and Intensify'

Ex-MK: Don’t Free Terrorists – Kill Them

Former MK Michael Ben-Ari suggests an alternative to terrorist release, and explains why he’s wearing a keffiyeh.

Ex-MK: Don’t Free Terrorists – Kill Them

MK Moshe Feiglin: Bayit HaYehudi Protests are Hypocritical

Deputy Knesset Speaker: what happened to Bayit HaYehudi representatives? Feiglin call to oppose budget rejected.

MK Moshe Feiglin: Bayit HaYehudi Protests are Hypocritical

Almagor: 'To the Supreme Court, Our Pain Means Nothing'

Meir Indor, head of terror victims' organization Almagor, attacks Supreme Court's move to release terrorists in the strongest terms.

Almagor: 'To the Supreme Court, Our Pain Means Nothing'

Terror Victim’s Father: What About Your Promises?

Ron Kerman: They promised over my daughter’s open grave that her killers would die in jail.

Terror Victim’s Father: What About Your Promises?

Supreme Court Rejects Petition; Terrorists Cleared for Release

The Supreme Court has rejected a petition against the terrorist release scheduled for tonight, giving green light to free killers.

Supreme Court Rejects Petition; Terrorists Cleared for Release

Terrorist Release: Supreme Court Recesses, But Transfers Begin

Still no answer from Supreme Court regarding legality of terrorist release; the Israeli Police has already begun transfers.

Terrorist Release: Supreme Court Recesses, But Transfers Begin

‘We Feel for Bereaved Families - But Strategy Comes First’

Defense Minister: govt. responsibility to ‘long-term strategy’ outweighs responsibility to families that lost loved ones to terror.

‘We Feel for Bereaved Families - But Strategy Comes First’

Bereaved Father at 'Last Minute' Protest

Bereaved father speaks to Arutz Sheva and tells of his opposition to upcoming release of 26 terrorist prisoners.

Bereaved Father at 'Last Minute' Protest