- The Jewish Public and its Friends
Gilad Shalit (Hebrew: גלעד שליט, born 28 August 1986) is an Israeli-French citizen and IDF soldier. On 25 June 2006, he was abducted by Hamas militants from inside Israel near the border with Gaza in a cross-border raid via underground tunnels, and held in isolation without medical care or Red Cross visits for over five years until he was released on 18 October 2011, in exchange for over 1,000 Palestinian convicted prisoners, including hundreds convicted of multiple murders and carrying out terror attacks against Israeli civilians. (Wikipedia)
Terrorist included in the exchange are planners of some of worst bombings Israel has seen such as the Netanya Passover bombing and the Subboro Pizza bombing.
The release of convicted terrorists for the exchange of a kidnapped victim presents at least five grave concerns: a) It causes unbearable pain for the families of the victims, b) It inflates of the price tag for innocent captives c) It serves as an incentive for further kidnappings d) It lessens the deterrent against committing acts of terror, and e) The freed terrorists present a grave danger to the public.
Nevertheless, the plight of a young innocent captive under unspeakable conditions leaves the public and the government with the feeling that it has no choice but to give into terrorist demands. It’s a no win situation.
This is a desperate plea to the public to pressure the Israeli government to put an end to the catastrophic reality of convicted murderers being released for the exchange of a kidnapped victim.
To do this, Israel must introduce the death penalty for dangerous terrorist that commit or assist in the execution of murder, thus eventually precluding the possibility of their release in order to reach an exchange deal.
Please to not hesitate to sign this petition to have the death penalty implemented for terrorist as in the case of Eichmann, and help to spare the Jewish people of any further anguish.
The Death Penalty for Terrorists in Israel petition to The Jewish Public and its Friends was written by Abraham Ashley Dick and is in the category Justice at GoPetition.