“Palestinian” jihadis held Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit for years, and tortured him mercilessly. No one can object to the prisoner exchange that freed him from the standpoint of Gilad Schalit’s life and what he endured. At the same time, these are committed jihad killers, hardened by their time in prison, and eager to rejoin the jihad — as we see in the case of Salah Hamouri.
“French-Palestinian prisoner released in Gilad Schalit exchange re-arrested,” by Shoshana Kranish, Jerusalem Post, August 26, 2017:
Salah Hamouri, who served time for attempting to assassinate a leader and for his membership in a terrorist organization, was re-arrested on Wednesday, according to French media reports.
Hamouri, who is half-French, was arrested on charges of engagement with illegal political organizations in a pre-dawn raid on his home in east Jerusalem. He remains in police custody.
In 2005, Hamouri was arrested for planning to assassinate Ovadia Yosef, the founder of the ultra-orthodox party Shas, and for his involvement with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). He remained in prison for three years before his trial, and then spent a subsequent five years in jail. He was one of the 1,027 prisoners who was freed during the 2011 prisoner exchange in which Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit returned home after five years in captivity in Gaza.
The French consulate in Jerusalem said they were reviewing the case closely with their associates in Paris. A diplomat, speaking on the condition of anonymity, also told a reporter at Le Monde that the consulate’s staff were working to provide consular assistance and legal representation to Hamouri….