Report: Pollard proposes killing Palestinian prisoners until Shalit freed
Haaretz Dec. 2, 2009
Convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard made clear that he strongly opposed the prisoner exchange deal to free Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit, reported the Jerusalem Post on Wednesday.
Pollard has been in an American jail for over 20 years for spying for Israel while serving as a U.S. Navy intelligence analyst.
Pollard met with Likud activists Moshe Feiglin and Shmuel Sackett at his prison in North Carolina.
Instead of talking about freeing Palestinian prisoners, Pollard said, "Netanyahu should take the list of prisoners Hamas requested and kill one of them every day until they release Gilad from prison."
In a letter sent to the Jerusalem post and published last week, Pollard wrote, " Why is the life of one Israeli captive deemed so precious that Israel's leaders are willing to dispense with all logic and morality in order to redeem him?"
"As long as Israeli leaders demonstrate a unanimous will to exploit the value of rescuing one captive because it suits their political ends, while simultaneously ignoring another captive, there can be no national honor, nor national self-respect," the letter said