Thursday, February 21, 2013

More Details On Samer Issawi's Terrorist Attacks On Civilians

In a post yesterday, I asked the question Will Samer Issawi be the next Palestinian Terrorist To Evade Justice By Cynically Going On A Hunger Strike?

One of the sources I used to describe Issawi's terrorist attacks was CAMERA's post on Neglected Facts About Hunger-Striking Samer Issawi

Now, in an update to that post, IDF spokesman Captain Eytan Buchman has additional details, noting that Issawi:

was convicted of severe crimes, which including five attempts of intentional death. This included four shootings, between July 2001 and February 2002, in which Isawi and his partners fired on police cars and buses travelling between Ma'ale Adumim and Jerusalem. In one attack, a policeman was injured and required surgery. On October 30, 2001, Isawi, together with an accomplice, fired at two students walking from the Hebrew University campus to their car in a nearby parking lot. In another case, Isawi provided guns and explosive devices to a squad, who fired on a bus. Finally, in December 2001, Isawi ordered an attack on security personnel at Hebrew University, providing a squad with a pistol and a pipebomb. Two of the squad members tracked security personnel but opted not to execute the attack.
Despite Issawi's record of terrorism, he was set free in October 2011 deal to free Hamas hostage Gilad Shalit.

But Issawi was released -- not pardoned.
And one of the conditions of that release was that he stay in Jerusalem. In July 2012 Issawi violated a condition of his release when he left Jerusalem and crossed into the nearby neighborhood of A-Ram.

Issawi didn't have to commit a crime to be rearrested. All he had to do was violate the condition of his release.

Which he did.

And joining the list of terrorists who have tried to garner sympathy by going on a hunger strike is not going to change the facts.

Which is why the Palestinian Arabs and their pro-Palestinian apologists are ignoring those facts.
And shame on those in the media who assist them.

Photo of protest for Samer Issawi

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1 comment:

This Ongoing War said...

Daled, you write that "Issawi was released -- not pardoned. And one of the conditions of that release was..."

From enquiries I personally made immediately after the Shalit Transaction was completed, I learned that not even one of the 1,027 terrorists who were released received a pardon. Instead they were granted "lightening of the sentence" [in Hebrew: "Hakalah b'onesh"]. This meant their convictions remain in force.

I was told at the time that conditions applied to those sentence-lightenings and that if the offenders re-offended, they would be subject to re-arrest and forced to complete their original sentences.

This is not what we saw in the media reports at the time, where there were colourful stories of the President Peres signing a tall pile of pardon documents. As far as I can tell from asking, that never happened.