IDF Re-Arrests Terrorist Freed in Shalit Deal

December 9, 2011  

The IDF detained on Thursday one of the prisoners who was released in exchange for Gilad Shalit, the “ministry of prisoners’ affairs” in the Palestinian Authority (PA) told the Bethlehem-based Ma’an news agency.

The ministry said soldiers detained Ayed Muhammad Khalil from the village of Qaffin in Samaria (Shomron) along with his brother and sister in law after they were stopped at a flying checkpoint.

Khalil’s name appears on the official Israeli list of prisoners released in the Shalit deal. The document says that he was serving a life sentence for “intentionally causing death.”

The PA condemned the arrest, saying it was a clear violation of the agreement between Israel and Hamas in the Shalit deal, the first stage of which was carried out in October. The second part is to be carried out within weeks.

The PA urged Egypt and the Shalit deal negotiators to fully implement the deal. Ma’an reported that it attempted to obtain the IDF’s response but that the IDF “did not return calls.”


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