July 21, 2008, - 10:56 am
Slippery Slope: After Child Murderer Kuntar’s Release, Up Next for Israel is Homicide Bombing Planner Barghouti’s Release
By Debbie Schlussel
Mazel Tov [Congrats], Israel. You’ve set the value of spilt blood and justice even lower.
After the country’s absurd release, last week, of child-murdering terrorist Samir Kuntar (and four other terrorists) to Hezbollah in exchange for two dead bodies, HAMAS is now emboldened to broker it’s own disgusting deal with the limp Israelis.
If Israel wants Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit back, they will now have to turn over hundreds of Palestinian Islamic terrorists, including the murderous Marwan Barghouti a/k/a Abu Al-Kassam, to HAMAS. Israel set the stage for this kind of lopsided deal with terrorists, and now it will never end.
As has been discussed for years, Israel will likely release Barghouti a murderous homicide bombing planner, whose “work” resulted in the murder of over 40 innocent civilians, including a monk. Barghouti was also Yasser Arafat’s paymaster to homicide bombers.
As I’ve noted, Condi Clueless and George W. Bush have repeatedly pressured Israel to release this scumbag, and now Israel appears to be on the cusp of doing so.
HAMAS has issued a list of 450 Islamic terrorists, including Barghouti, which they want the Israelis to release. And they’ve asked Israel to pick another 550 terrorists to release. 1,000 mass murderers for one life. From my July 2007 post about Barghouti:
A Tel Aviv judge convicted former Fatah-Tanzim militia commander Marwan Barghouti, 43, on May 20, 2004, of murder for his involvement three terrorist attacks in Israel that killed five people. He was acquitted for 33 other murders due to lack of evidence of his direct involvement in those crimes.
Barghouti was also convicted of a charge of attempted murder, membership in a terror organization and conspiring to commit a crime. The prosecution was seeking to sentence him to five consecutive life terms. The court said in its verdict that “Barghouti was responsible for providing the field units with money and arms . . . .” The judges said that the attacks were sometimes “based on instructions” from Yasser Arafat.
The court found Barghouti responsible for a June 2001 attack in Maale Adumim, in which a Greek monk was murdered, a January 2002 terror attack on a gas station in Givat Zeev, a March 2002 attack at Tel Aviv’s Seafood Market restaurant, in which three people were murdered, and a car bomb attack in Jerusalem. . . .
On June 6, 2004, Barghouti was sentenced to five consecutive life terms and 40 years.
More on Barghouti:
The Al Aqsa Brigades [Islamic terrorist group], headed by Arafat, was put under the direct authority of Marwan Barghouti, who had no compunction in using women and even children to execute terrorist activity, which killed hundreds of Israelis.
I posted several letters written from Barghouti to Arafat, asking him to pay the “martyrs.” Read the whole thing.
Unfortunately, in addition to their willingness to discuss such an irresponsible deals, the Israelis aren’t exactly being tough on Barghouti. Barghouti is reporting, from his prison cell, on the condition of Israeli soldier Shalit. How the heck is he getting information from HAMAS, inside an Israeli prison? That should tell you something about the level of security there–the Israeli prisons are porous, just like ours.
And members of the Israeli Labor party are meeting with this monster.
Well, we can’t help Israel, if it won’t help itself. A weak country under an even weaker “leader” (Ehud Olmert) cannot stand.