39 Palestinian terrorists released in Gilad Shalit exchange to be re-jailed

Gilad Shalit upon his return to Israel. Credit: IDF.

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) A committee charged with reviewing the terms of release for the 1,027 Palestinian terrorists freed in the 2011 Gilad Shalit prisoner swap has decided that 39 of those prisoners committed additional crimes that warrant their return to jail.

The committee has been examining the cases of prisoners released in the deal since last summer’s Operation Brother’s Keeper, when 50 such prisoners were rearrested in the efforts to locate the perpetrators of Hamas’s June 12 triple kidnapping and murder of three Jewish teens in Gush Etzion.

Israel’s defense establishment filed 48 cases with the committee following the arrests. One of the remaining two prisoners was released and the other was sentenced to return to jail by a military court in Lod. In six of the cases reviewed, released prisoners were not found to have committed an additional crime, but were ordered to return to jail to serve part of their remaining sentences. Appeals have been filed for some of the decisions.

Posted on August 4, 2015 .