High Court decides not to intervene in Schalit swap

18.10.2011                      20.Tischrei. 5772                       Chol Hamo'ed 4

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High Court decides not to intervene in Schalit swap

Decision rejecting petitions against release of terrorists from Israeli prison removes last obstacle to the return of captive soldier.

The High Court ruled late Monday night not to accede to requests by terror victims to interfere in the government's agreement to release Palestinian security prisoners in return for kidnapped soldier Gilad Schalit.
Supreme Court President Dorit Beinisch, Justice Hanan Melcer and Justice Eliezer Rivlin said in their judgment that they had considered acceding to petitioners' requests to delay the prisoners' release, but decided not to do so after the state explained that the timeline for the scheduled releases was critical to the agreement with Hamas….