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"For Zion's sake I shall not hold my peace, And for Jerusalem's sake I shall not rest."

by Emanuel A. Winston,
Freeman Center Mid East Commentator & Analyst
Once again the Olmert Gang is talking about releasing a hideous killer of Jews who has pledged in a February letter to Hebz’Allah’s leader, Hassan Nasrallah, to kill more Jews if and when he is freed in trade for remains of Jewish/Israeli soldiers.
Surely, this is more than sufficient reason to imprison the entire Olmert Gang as co-conspirators to murder. Terrorists released by the Olmert Gang have already resumed killing Jews and Olmert still remains free.
Samir Kuntar is serving 4 life sentences for the heinous murders in Nahariya, landing in a rubber boat on a beach on April 22, 1979.
The militants took twenty-eight-year old Danny Haran hostage along with his four-year-old daughter, Einat. The mother, Smadar Haran, was able to hide in a crawl space above the bedroom with her two-year-old daughter Yael, and a neighbour.
After taking the hostages, Kuntar\'s group took Danny and Einat down to the beach, where a shootout with Israeli policemen and soldiers erupted. Samir Kuntar shot the father, Danny, in the back at close range in front of his daughter and then drowned him in the sea to ensure he was dead. Next, he smashed the four year old girl\'s head, Einat, on beach rocks and crushed her skull with the butt of his rifle.
Back in the crawl space, 2-year-old Yael Haran was accidentally suffocated to death by her mother\'s attempts to quiet her whimpering from revealing their hideout, so that they would not be found by Kuntar\'s group. (1)
For the past 2 years Ehud Olmert has been in ongoing negotiations with Hezb’Allah to release the 2 Israeli soldiers Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev, kidnaped by Hezb’Allah July 2006. Hezb’Allah’s leader Hasan Nasrallah promised Monday May 23rd that "very soon Samir Kantur and his brothers will be among us." Kantur is considered a key bargaining chip. That piece of immoral thinking is perhaps more heinous than Kantur’s vile murder of a 4 year old girl by smashing her head on the rocks.
This is the monster Olmert and his hideous government wants to release more tried, convicted and jailed Terrorists as a trade for bones of other Israelis murdered in that war for which the kidnapping of Goldwasser and Regev was the ‘casus belli’ .
Much has been made of the recovery of Corporal Gilad Schalit, which is also  an essential  thing to do. However, the problem is that the Muslim Arab Terrorists can merely capture another Jew to hold hostage in a process that will never end.
The release of Kuntar who certified his pledge to go back to Terror in a letter to Hezb’Allah’s Nasrallah confirms the need to hold Olmert and his Gang responsible. In this case, "responsible" means that all of those who concurred with his release should meet the fate of any Jew who is subsequently murdered by Kuntar. There is nothing less than the death penalty that will suffice and serve justice for those who would, with malice, release this killer and turn him loose on the Jewish public - again.
While returning the remains of IDF soldiers is vital to parents, wives, relatives and friends, it does not prevent that convicted Terrorists who are released  from creating  more remains of Jews they are yet to kill.
It’s no longer a matter of merely voting Olmert and his gang out of office. Now they must be tried as co-conspirators to murders already taken place by the released Terrorists - plus those murders yet to come. While Olmert, Livni, Barak and Peres are key principals for trial, there are others in Olmert’s Cabinet who also played a contributing role.
Let there be no statute of limitations on criminal prosecution for the rest of their lives. After all, the father, Danny Haran with their 4 year old little girl, Einat, their 2 year old toddler Yael and the police officers he murdered didn’t get "the rest of the lives".  Their lives and their families were destroyed - forever.