April 18, 2012
Palestinian terrorists released in Shalit swap return to terror
Israel’s Shin Bet security service highlighted two Palestinian terrorists released in the swap for Gilad Shalit who have resumed terrorist activity.
One of the terrorists, who was deported to Gaza, wrote guidelines for future abductions, including “The captive should not be hidden in remote locations, caves, or woodland unless it’s a dead body or the captive’s head.” He also tried to recruit young Palestinian residents of the West Bank to kidnap Israelis.
A second terrorist was sentenced to 44 months in prison last month for arms trafficking. He also must serve his prison term for his original offense.
Some 1,077 Palestinians in Israeli jails were released six months ago in a prisoner swap between Israel and Hamas in order to secure the release of Shalit, an Israeli soldier who had been held captive in Gaza for more than five years.
Eight Palestinian prisoners released as part of the swap for Shalit have been arrested again for participating in terrorist activity, Haaretz reported.