Friday, December 4, 2009

J.Post December 4: Coddling Hamas Prisoners

Sir, - I was dumbfounded to read that the proposed bill that sought to limit visits to Hamas prisoners, and remove some prison perks during the period that Schalit was denied any visits, including by Red Cross representatives, never made it past the Ministerial Committee for Legislation ('MKs nix bill on Hamas prisoners' conditions,' December 3). The reason given for the failure of the legislation was the security services' argument 'that it would make the conditions more difficult for negotiations working to secure Schalit's release.'

The fact that these Hamas terrorists have been indulged with extensive coddling for several years does not appear to have had the slightest effect on the Hamas negotiators.

Petah Tikva