Think ISRAEL WILL STOP RELEASING TERRORIST in the hopes of Peace?? Think the west will stop putting oness on Israel for the lack of Peace? Note the below news is from the leftist rag the NYTIMES:
JERUSALEM — A Palestinian man lured an Israeli soldier he worked with at a restaurant to the West Bank on Friday, then killed him in hopes of using the body as leverage to lobby for the release of his brother from an Israeli prison, military officials said Saturday.
Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, a spokesman for the Israeli military, said the Palestinian, Nidal Ammar, 42, had confessed to the crime after being arrested early Saturday along with another brother and six others.
Colonel Lerner said that Mr. Ammar knew the 20-year-old soldier, Sgt. Tomer Hazan, because they had worked together in a restaurant in the Tel Aviv suburb of Bat Yam. Mr. Ammar had picked the soldier up in a taxi Friday in Israel and taken him first to a Jewish settlement in the West Bank and then persuaded him to go to the nearby Palestinian village of Beit Amin, where Mr. Ammar lived, Colonel Lerner said.
Mr. Ammar then took Sergeant Hazan to an open area nearby, killed him, and hid his body in a water cistern, according to Colonel Lerner, who said Mr. Ammar “wanted to barter with the dead body.”
It was unclear Saturday afternoon how Mr. Ammar persuaded Sergeant Hazan to go with him, or what kind of relationship they had. Colonel Lerner said Mr. Ammar was married to an Israeli citizen but had no permit to be in Israel. Since the second intifada a decade ago and Israel’s subsequent building of a barrier separating it from most of the West Bank, Israeli travel into Palestinian villages is relatively uncommon.
The kidnapping of soldiers in Israel, where military service is mandatory for most Jews, is among the most profound fears for Israelis, and is seen by some Palestinian militants as a powerful tactic. Nothing similar has occurred in several years, Colonel Lerner said.
The most notorious recent abduction was that of Gilad Shalit, who was taken by Hamas through underground tunnels across the border from Israel into the Gaza Strip in 2006. He was held for five years before being released in exchange for more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners held by Israel in 2011.
Some 4,500 Palestinians serving time in Israeli jails for security offenses are widely seen as political prisoners — and heroes — by their families and communities. Israel recently released 26 long-serving Palestinian prisoners as part of renewed peace talks brokered by Secretary of State John Kerry.
Colonel Lerner said that Mr. Ammar’s imprisoned brother, Nur ad-Din Ammar, had been incarcerated since 2003 and was a member of the Tanzim militia, an offshoot of the Palestinian Fatah faction founded in 1995. He did not detail the crimes Mr. Ammar was accused of, nor say whether there had been any recent development in his case that might have spurred his brother to act.
Colonel Lerner did not say how Sergeant Hazan was killed.
The soldier’s family informed Israel’s internal security service, the Shin Bet, that he was missing about 10 p.m. Friday, according to a military news release. An investigation immediately followed involving a large number of intelligence officers and military officials, Colonel Lerner said, and who by Saturday morning stormed Beit Amin, a village of about 1,100 people not far over the Green Line separating Israel from the West Bank.
Within hours, Mr. Ammar led the authorities to the body and confessed, the colonel said.
The motive for the murder was the terrorist's plan to trade the body of his victim for the freedom of his brother, a Fatah terrorist who has been in jail in Israel for the last ten years.
“Twenty years after the Oslo Accords, our partner has not changed. The murder, which was meant to bring about the release of a terrorist murderer, of one of [Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud] Abbas's soldiers, reminds us who our partners are,” he added.
“One does not make peace with terrorists who throw the bodies of soldiers into a pit. Rather, one fights them without mercy,” Bennett stated.
Minister Uri Ariel (Bayit Yehudi) said following the murder that "The State of Israel's absurd dance of releasing terrorists continues to threaten the security of Israel, because the terrorists have learned that we have no more red lines. I demand that any planned release of terrorists be halted. It does not bring peace – only unnecessary bloodshed, like what we witnessed today."
The murderer and his victim passed throught the breach, members of the Council said, in order to reach the Arab villages next to the community. Thousands of PA residents pass through the same breach daily, on their way to work in Israel. “Residents of the communities in the area warned repeatedly that terrorists could pass through the breach but the security establishment did not take action to stop the phenomenon,” activists said.
The breach became a part of a major route for illegal entry into Israel, the activists added, following a High Court decision to take apart the security fence at that location and change its route. They accused: “Radical leftist organizations, which filed the motion to the High Court, following which the route became a major route for smuggling illegal workers, cannot say this evening 'Our hands did not shed this blood.'”
The security officer of Shaarei Tikva, Lior Farhi, was murdered about a year ago when he was run over by a vehicle smuggling illegal workers through the same breach. Benny Katzover, who chairs the Council, said Saturday evening: “Since the murder of Lior Farhi, a few dozen meters from where the soldier Alon Hazan was murdered today, the security establishment had a whole year to block the breach. Unfortunately, today we received a reminder that nothing has been done.”
It is a very public act of dissent by an Israeli minister, as Prime Minister Netanyahu's government continues to embark on negotiations with the Palestinian Authority within the "Two-State Solution" paradigm.
But Danon - who is not only a government minister, but a member of the same party as the PM - points to the fact that the rate of Israelis killed by Arab terrorists increased significantly following the Oslo Accords and subsequent Israeli concessions to the PA, suggesting that such a "paradigm" merely exacerbates the conflict as opposed to providing a viable solution to it.
Danon insists that the failure of Oslo is not due to a lack of Israeli efforts to reach a peace deal, citing numerous Israeli initiatives and concessions - including the deportation of thousands of Jewish civilians and the destruction of Israeli communities - none of which resulted in peace. Instead, he says, it is the PA's refusal to accept the existence of the State of Israel as a permanent reality which has prevented peace.
Oh well...its not as if Peace... was ever going to be achieved with Islam as a partner ;-(