Friday, October 14, 2011

14-Oct-11: Confirmation from the Pardons Board

We received a phone call a few minutes ago from the director of the Department of Pardons at Israel's Ministry of Justice notifying us of the official decision to release two prisoners convicted of carrying out the Sbarro restaurant massacre. The woman, Tamimi, will be exiled to Jordan. Her accomplice, Muhammad Douglas, will be exiled to "chutz l'aretz" (Hebrew: means somewhere outside Israel's borders). What the unspecified location means, we don't know but it hardly matters. He and she will have their lives to live, despite having been sentenced in a court of law and after a full and proper trial to sixteen consecutive life sentences. And despite (in her case) having expressed pride in what she did, and an utter lack of remorse.

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