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Terrorist freed in Schalit deal charged with Passover shooting that killed policeman
Jerusalem Post ^ | 6/23/2014 | Ben Hartman

Posted on 06/24/2014 12:19:50 PM PDT by Corporate Democrat

Shin Bet reveals Hamas operative and son arrested for killing of Baruch Mizrahi; Bennett: This proves prisoner releases should be eradicated.

An Israeli military court on Monday indicted a Hamas terrorist – released in the 2011 Gilad Shalit deal – for killing an Israeli man and wounding two children in the Passover eve terrorist attack near the Tarkumia checkpoint in the West Bank.

Hamas member Ziad Awawde, 42, was arrested in May by the Shin Bet (Israel Security Service) and police commandos, on suspicion that he had stood by the side of the Route 35 shooting at passing vehicles, including the one driven by Baruch Mizrahi as he headed with his family to a Passover seder.

But news of Awawde’s arrest was published only on Monday, the same day that a military court indicted him on charges of first degree murder, attempted murder, weapons charges and for membership in a banned organization.

During the investigation, Awawde’s son Iz-Adin Ziad Hassan Awawde, 18, turned in the weapon used in the attack – an AK 47 assault rifle – and also provided information about the crime that indicated his involvement in it, according to the Shin Bet.

The Shin Bet said they also learned that Awawde acquired a motorcycle and the rifle in order to carry out the attack. A week before the shooting he scouted out the location to gather intelligence, according to the security service. After the killing, Awawde told his son Aladdin that he carried out the shooting for religious reasons and that “according to Islam, anyone who kills a Jew goes to heaven,” the Shin Bet said.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: giladshalit; israel

1 posted on 06/24/2014 12:19:50 PM PDT by Corporate Democrat
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To: Corporate Democrat

There is a real simple solution to prisoner releases. Don’t take prisoners.

2 posted on 06/24/2014 3:37:48 PM PDT by snowtigger
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