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Sunday, June 17, 2012
Roth - Re-arrested: Another Shalit-deal Terrorist
This Ongoing War..
15 June '12..
The extraordinarily well plugged-in blogger Challah Hu Akhbar says the Palestinian media are reporting that Israeli forces have arrested Ibrahim Abu Hijleh, another of the terrorists released in the Shalit deal.
Abu Hilja appears in the Israel Prison Service "go-free" list under the (slightly different) formal name Ibrahim Abd al-Qadir Mahmud Abu Hujla (ID number 410450720). Born in 1958, he was sentenced in 2002 to 24 years in prison for attempted murder and other terrorism offences. Arabic-language sources call him “the Head of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine in Ramallah” and the DFLP representative in the Palestinian National Council. These are the thugs who carried out the 1974 Ma'alot massacre that, even today, is spoken of in low and mournful tones. That showcase example of Palestinian Arab liberationism included the killing by the DFLP gang on their way into town of two Israeli Arab women; the murder of a young couple and their four-year-old son inside their small apartment; and the taking of 115 Jewish hostages at a town high school. Using grenades and automatic weapons, they killed 25 of the hostages, including 22 children, and injured 68 more.
During his 2002 interrogation, Abu Hijleh disclosed plans to assassinate a judge in Israel’s military justice system, to kill a former senior officer in the IDF and to carry out an attack using a self-immolating bomber who would be the holder of an Israeli identity card.
Numerous terrorists from among the 1,027 released in the October 2011 Shalit deal have been rearrested by the Israeli security authorities but only some of these have been confirmed. Our understanding is that, under the conditional releases which were given to the 1,027, a breach of the generally mild conditions (“don’t re-engage in terror”) renders them liable to the original sentence being reimposed.
I visited Hevron in November 2000 after the outbreak of the Rosh Hashanah War to see what could be done to assist in the face of the growing daily attacks on the community. After returning to work for the community in the summer of 2001, a bond and a love was forged that grows to this day. My wife Melody and I merited to be married at Ma'arat HaMachpela and now host visitors from throughout the world every Shabbat as well as during the week. Our goal, "Time to come Home!"