Court nixes delay to stage two of Schalit deal

17.12.2011                      21.Kislev. 5772                      Wajeshew

Kein Aufschub:

Court nixes delay to stage two of Schalit deal

Justices say government must honor the deal, release of 550 prisoners expected to go ahead Sunday.

The High Court of Justice ruled Friday to reject a petition asking to delay the second stage of the prisoner exchange deal brokered with Hamas to release kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Schalit. The release of 550 Palestinian security prisoners is now expected to proceed as normal on Sunday.
In a unanimous ruling, Supreme Court President Dorit Beinisch, Justice Asher Dan Grunis and Justice Elyakim Rubinstein, said that the government must "make good its commitment to the agreement it has signed and approved."…