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Large Demonstration Against Freeing Terrorist Murderers At Ofer Prison 7:30 PM Israeli Time
October 28, 2013
Large Demo against Freeing Terrorists at 7:30 PMDozens of buses from all over Israel to converge outside Ofer Prison, where terrorists will be freed. AAFont Size By Gil Ronen First Publish: 10/28/2013, 1:12 PM
Dozens of buses from all over Israel are to bring protesters to a planned large-scale demonstration Monday evening, against the release of terrorist murderers scheduled for Tuesday. The protest will take place outside Ofer Prison, north of Jerusalem, where the terrorists selected for release to Judea and Samaria are being gathered ahead of their bus ride to freedom.
The rally is being organized by My Israel - a grassroots group founded by Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) head Naftali Bennett before he joined party politics - the Almagor terror victims' group and other organizations.
Relatives of terror victims, MKs and other public figures are expected to take part in the rally.
The protesters will form a human chain outside the gates to the jail, and demand that the prisoner release be halted. They will hold up signs with images of bloody hands, and red glow sticks.
The protesters will hold photos of the victims whose murderers are being released, and films about bereaved families will be shown.
The list of terrorists to be released and their crimes has been made public, drawing widespread revulsion and reigniting popular anger at what is seen by most Israelis as a betrayal of justice.
Bereaved Father at 'Last Minute' ProtestBereaved father speaks to Arutz Sheva and tells of his opposition to upcoming release of 26 terrorist prisoners. By Yoni Kempinski and Ari Soffer First Publish: 10/28/2013, 8:21 PM
As Israelis from across the country joined a march to protest tomorrow's planned release of terrorist murderers, Arutz Sheva spoke to one participant - Yossi Tzur, whose 17 year-old son Asaf was killed in a suicide bombing aboard a bus in Haifa in 2003 - and heard why he was taking part at the protest outside Opher prison in Jerusalem, where the terrorists scheduled for release are currently being held.
Asaf's murderers were already released as part of the 2009 "Shalit Deal", which saw more than one thousand terrorists set free in exchange for captured IDF soldier Gilad Shalit. Nevertheless, Yossi told Arutz Sheva's Yoni Kempinski he had come to show his sympathy for the bereaved families who are effected by the upcoming release, and to send a message of opposition to such releases in general.
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Demonstrators March to Jail: Don't Release MurderersDemonstrators marched in protest to the jail where terrorists are currently being held prior to their release tomorrow. By Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar First Publish: 10/28/2013, 9:51 PM
In protest of the impending release of 26 Arab terrorists on Tuesday, demonstrators including family members of terror victims marched Monday night to the Ofer Prison north of Jerusalem from which the release will take place.
The march comes as part of a large demonstration against the release attended by Israelis who descended on Ofer Prison in Jerusalem in dozens of buses from all over the country.
Video from the march shows protesters bearing Israeli flags and the photographs of terror victims while chanting "don't release terrorists," "don't release murderers of Jews," and "don't release murderers of children."
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