Expressing satisfaction at the defeat of a law that would have prevented the release of terrorists by the government, Justice Minister Tzipi Livni said that “Today, we have again made it clear that the government, as opposed to some of its members, is working on behalf of the interests of the state, and not according to the interests of cynical parties or the rabbis of Judea and Samaria.” Livni did not specify which party she meant, but it was widely assumed she was referring to Bayit Yehudi.
The law, proposed by MK Orit Struk, was rejected for Knesset legislation by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation. Had it been approved, the law would have likely prevented a release of terrorist prisoners set for this week, as the Knesset has already debated the law and approved it in an initial reading. A release of additional terrorists is set for Tuesday. Read more at Arutz Sheva.