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Well, that didn't take long.

One of the Palestinian terrorists who was freed in 2011 in exchange for the release of Gilad Shalit, an IDF soldier who had been held captive for years by Hamas, has been arrested for the murder of an Israeli who was on his way to a Passover seder.

Ziad Awad and "his 18-year-old son, Izzedin Hassan Ziad Awad, were arrested May 7 for the April 14 slaying of the police commander, Baruch Mizrahi..."

The authorities said that the younger Mr. Awad had produced the murder weapon, an AK-47 stained with his father’s DNA, and told interrogators that his father said his motive was religious because Islam promised paradise to anyone who kills a Jew.

Mr. Mizrahi’s wife, Hadas, who was pregnant and wounded in the shooting, said Monday that his death shows the danger of releasing prisoners, an increasingly contentious issue in Israel, and called for Israel to institute the death penalty.

So there we have it. A convicted terrorist is released (and praised as a hero by Palestinians, see link to video below), and in short order, murders someone. But he doesn't just murder; he also tried to murder a pregnant woman, so I guess you call that an "attempted twofer." And he did it because the intended victims were Jewish, making him a bigot.

Here's the video of the two-time murderer Awad getting his "hero's parade" --

If anyone wonders why Israel was reluctant to release another 100 or so of these terrorists just in the hopes of keeping negotiations going, even though the Palestinian Authority had no interest in negotiating in good faith, this is your reason why.

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