Almagor: Publish Price for Release of Terrorists
Israel National News
The Almagor Terror Victims Association responded on Wednesday to remarks by former chief of staff, Gabi Ashkenazi, who said that Israel does not know where Gilad Shalit is.
“Any price that Ashkenazi is willing to pay for Shalit should be reasonable in that others should not pay the price for his release,” the organization said in a statement, adding that “the price that Hamas requires now was demanded using wisdom and cunning, and if we pay it terrorists and murderers will be released, and many soldiers and civilians will pay with their lives – something we have learned from our past experiences.”
Almagor called on the IDF to publish the conclusions of the committee that was established to determine what a reasonable price would be for such deals. The conclusions of the committee have yet to be made public despite the fact that it has completed its work.