Published on 20 July 2015

Shalit deal death toll, 4 years on

4 years after 1000 terrorists were released in exchange for Gilad Shalit, they returned to violenceand killed 6 Israelis so far.

By Yoav Zitun, published in Yedioth Aharonot July 20, 2015
In the wake of Sunday’s arrest of a Hamas terror cell, it emerges that Malachi Rosenfeld, who was apparently killed by its members last month, was the sixth Israeli victim of terror attacks carried out by former Palestinian prisoners who were freed in the 2011 Shalit prisoner exchange deal.
Israeli security officials have said that the mastermind of the attack was Ahmad Najar a resident of Jordan who was released in the Shalit deal.
Since 2014, six Israelis have been killed incidents involving those released during the Shalit deal - perhaps fewer than some feared, but enough to throw Israel's policy of prisoner release back into doubt... Read more.