Murderer of 16 released prematurely in Shalit deal shows prisoners on PA TV that sentences are no deterrent
Murderer of 16 Abd Al-Hadi Ghneim: "I thank [official] PA TV… We as a group of [released] prisoners hope and pray to Allah that our prisoner brothers who have served long terms will be released, and also those who were sentenced to very heavy and long sentences. The One who released us will release them, Allah willing… Let’s have our brothers inside prison see the [released] prisoners, their friends, how satisfied they are, and hope that Allah will release them."
PA TV host: "Allah willing."
Abd Al-Hadi Ghneim murdered 16 passengers on a bus in 1989,when he attacked the driver, and forced the bus off a cliff. Ghneim, was serving 16 life sentences, when released in October 2011 as part of the Shalit prisoner exchange deal between Israel and Hamas. Israel released 1,027 Palestinian terrorist prisoners in exchange for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who had been held hostage by Hamas for more than 5 years.