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Trading terrorists for hostages

By Clifford D. May

(JNS) — “Swaps of captives resume after brief protest by Hamas,” read the top headline in The Washington Post on Sunday.

But the “captives” set free by Israel had all been arrested or already convicted of such crimes as stabbing, shooting and attempted suicide bombing, while the “captives” released by Hamas are all innocent women and children dragged from their homes in flagrant violation of international law.

In what legal or moral universe is there any equivalence between the two?

The Israelis are releasing three terrorists for every civilian hostage returned. Other compon...


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