Israel to Release Child Killer Tomorrow
I believe this is the first time Israel has released an Arab terrorist with actual blood on his hands—an unrepentant child killer—in exchange for two soldiers who are already dead: Israel, Hezbollah to Swap Prisoners on Wed.
The Israeli government said it will swap prisoners with the Lebanese guerrilla group Hezbollah on Wednesday, closing a chapter between the enemies two years after they fought an inconclusive war.
The prison service said Sunday Israel would free five Lebanese, including the perpetrator of one of the most notorious attacks in Israeli history. In exchange, Hezbollah will return two soldiers it captured in a cross-border raid that sparked the 2006 war. Israel believes the soldiers are dead.
It’s hard to imagine any way this can result in anything good. It will encourage the terrorists to continue taking more hostages, and lets them know they don’t even have to keep their hostages alive.
This is one of the most counter-productive, self-defeating moves I’ve ever seen.
UPDATE at 7/15/08 1:33:34 pm: