Israel Releases Terrorists? U.S. Will Have to Pursue Them


terroristsDavid Bedein of the Center for Near East Policy Research reminded on Monday that the United States government, by law, will have to pursue some of the terrorists who have been  released as part of the Shalit deal.

Bedein told Arutz Sheva that the U.S. implemented the Koby Mandell Act, named after 13-year-old Koby Mandell, an American citizen who was killed by Arab terrorists in Wadi Tekoa in May of 2001, along with his friend Yosef Ishran.

Bedein said that according to the Koby Mandell Act, which has been passed and is part of American law, “the American government must pursue anyone who has murdered an American citizen in an act of terror.”

He added, “Now you have a situation where at least 40 Arabs who were part of different PLO and Hamas groups who were convicted of murdering American citizens. They have been set free through the ransom deal that Israel made with Hamas, but that doesn’t matter. The United States is obligated to act in order to pursue, to prosecute and to jail those who have murdered American citizens.”

Bedein said that any person can write to the American Ambassador in Israel, Dan Shapiro, or other Congress members, demanding they act to pursue these terrorists.

“The fact that [President Shimon] Peres gave a pardon to these killers does not excuse them from the crimes they have committed against American citizens,” he emphasized.

{Arutz Sheva/ Newscenter}


  1. Dan Shapiro’s bosses in Washington will doubtless pursue the 40 Arabs who were part of different PLO and Hamas groups who were convicted of murdering American citizens with the same zeal and energy that they are devoting to move the American Embassy to Jerusalem.

    After all, we must not let them forget that the embassy move is also enshrined in an Act of Congress.

    But in the meantime I do not think there will any need whatsoever to hold our collective breath – either for chasing the terrorists who killed American citizens or the imminent move of the embassy from Tel Aviv.

  2. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Oey my sides hurt from laughing so hard! The filthy corrupt Eric “I hate Jews” Holder will do didly squat! These are Obama/Holder/Clinton/Panetta’s brothers! Come on, where have you been?! You can’t “discriminate” against Palistinian terrorists! let’s move foward! They only killed & maimed a couple of Jews! Stop making a fuss! We’re concentrating now on keeping Shalom Rubashkin locked away for life!

  3. WHATS THE PRICE? 1027 more terrorists released GET READY for 1027 more suicide bombings & tons of deaths R”L ALL too bad this is the way israel works & trades, sorry. be prepared for more bombs from them and rockets from gaza as they capture more soldiers to release more muslim prisoners.
    NOTE: this is what Klal Yisroel gets when all these Tzaros Happen & we don’t wake up to do Teshuva Especially now right after ELUL & yomim noraim

  4. Well, when the Rubashkin petition is over, maybe we can start a new one asking the Prez to explain why he does not intend to go after them?