Hundreds of regular and reserve Israel Defense Forces soldiers signed a declaration last Sunday stating they do not want the government of Israel to negotiate with terrorist organizations for their freedom should they be abducted.
Dubbed “Immunity” by its initiators—members of the Raananim religious Zionist youth movement—the declaration follows the release of 1,027 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for Gilad Shalit.
The declaration states, “I, the undersigned, a soldier in the IDF, declare that in the event I am taken captive by a terrorist organization, I am requesting not to be released in exchange for terrorists who harmed Israeli citizens. I am sure and I trust that the Israeli government and the IDF will do everything they can to courageously and creatively rescue me.”
The IDF said it “has no part in the activity.”
—Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JointMedia News Service
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