Families Protest Prisoner Release

For 935 days, the family of Gilad Shalit and their supporters occupied a Jerusalem, Israel street.

It was surprising to hear that the tent that is now located in that spot outside the Prime Minister’s residence was to be removed by order of the Municipality, on Monday afternoon or Tuesday morning.

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However, after a Monday visit and apology from Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat,

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family members of murdered Israelis were still on the street with signs,

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  ‘Israeli government officials should be embarrassed – only in Israel do murderers go free’

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and terrorists go home and terror increases.

As this latest release of 26 convicted murders seems destined to go through, will these murderers also receive a heroes welcome and healthy financial package?

What has Israel gotten in return from such ‘painful gestures’ other than more pain?

Has the Palestinian Authority moved one baby-step toward a compromise?

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 Posters with the victims faces and memorial candles seem of little comfort.


About Real Jstreets

I lived in the United States, Canada and Australia before moving to Israel in the midst of the Second Lebanon War. For the last seven years, walking the streets of Jerusalem, the scenes I saw every day did not resemble the ones familiar in the Western media. Now I try to share those positive images with the world, what is really happening in Jerusalem, Israel, The Real Jerusalem Streets

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  • NormanF

    My remark in the last thread was harsh!

    I just think it was unforgivable when the Israeli government helps to make anti-Semitism respectable and adds to grieving families’ pain.

    No good will come out of this latest act of self-inflicted national humiliation. Its so completely unnecessary!

    What we all do know for a certainty is peace is not going to happen. So what is the point of releasing unrepentant murderers from prison?

    • http://www.rjstreets.com Real Jstreets

      This is yet another set of releases of convicted murders, I am sill waiting for anyone to show me one good thing Israel has gotten out of letting murderers free.

  • Jewess

    Where is the poster of the terrorists John Kerry and Barack Obama whose “peace plan” calls for the release of convicted murderers of Jews?

    • Jim_from_Iowa

      I would hope that Israelis would call you out for such an outrageous statement attacking the American president and secretary of state with such irresponsible language as “terrorist.” This kind of language doesn’t serve the interests of Israel or Israel-American friendship. I guess on this site as it currently exists, it will have to be an American like me to point such things out. Why are IsraellyCool readers now so comfortable with such hostile comments aimed at America? This is disappointing to me.

      • http://www.rjstreets.com Real Jstreets

        Thanks Jim, such harsh comments are indeed unpleasant, glad you commented!

      • Jewess

        My American outrage “disappoints” you more than the administration demanding the release of convicted murders? I’m guessing yes, since so many called you out during the last prisoner release for your incredible insensitivity.

        • Jim_from_Iowa

          You are so hate-filled in your attitude toward Americans you can’t even keep your lies straight. What’s the value of even having a dialogue with someone like you? By the way, it is not insensitive to support the ongoing peace process. Take up the issue of prisoner releases with Netanyahu; it was his decision, not mine or any other American’s.

  • http:/translatingdreams.wordpress.com MKI

    An agreement is an Agreement, but we have to be heard. Whats good for Tamimi is Freedom and being heard, Sbarro is still being remembered, Never forget, Chana Nachenberg still in a COMA! Sarah will never forget and neither will I! Bitter Pill when do they pay for SBARRO???? Do we get to live in Peace too??
    PEACE NOW and NO to BAD MEDIA… Why Negotiate if they get the democracy to do as they wish!!! I value life Chana lives on….in my heart!

    • http://www.rjstreets.com Real Jstreets

      Sbarro and many others are remembered. I was going to post a photo of the memorial sign that is across the street from the Prime Minister’s house and the protest… where 10 people were killed by a suicide bomber in that cafe. I had it at the end of this post, but then reconsidered and removed it. The whole situation is so sad, thought that photo would have made the post too morbid. Wishing you well.

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