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In Israel, a Charged Debate over Prisoner Release

Sunday, 16 Oct 2011 06:34 AM

 

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JERUSALEM (AP) — The relatives of Israelis killed in Palestinian attacks are waging a charged debate over the release of militants this week in a deal to free an Israeli soldier.

Several families have filed a court appeal against the deal, though it is not expected to halt the prisoner swap that would see Hamas militants release Sgt. Gilad Schalit in exchange for 1,027 Palestinians in Israeli jails.

Ron Kehrmann's daughter Tal was killed by a Palestinian suicide bomber in 2003. He says three militants involved in the attack are slated for release. Kehrmann said Sunday he opposes the deal because it could result in more Israeli deaths.

Yosefa Goldstein lost her daughter Sari in a 2002 bombing. But she supports the deal, saying it worth it to reunite Schalit with his parents.

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