Arutz Sheva: “Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) has recently translated interviews with released terrorists and their families broadcasted on official Palestinian Authority (PA) TV. The interviews reveal that the terrorists have no regrets, lived a life of ease in jail, and had easy access for familial visits.
Asrar Samrin, one of the newly released terrorists who was serving a life sentence for the 1991 murder of Israeli Tzvi Klein, appeared on PA TV October 30. He remarked that “the first question all Israeli media ask every released prisoner is: ‘Do you regret what you did or not?’”
Samrin said: “through the great PA TV, I say to the Israelis: There is no Palestinian who did something for the homeland and his nation who will regret it. We don’t regret what we did and we will not regret what we did.”
Opinion: Contrast him with Gilad Shalit, who was kidnapped on June 25, 2006, in a cross-border attack on an army outpost near the Gaza border. Shalit was released on October 18, 2011 in a lopsided prisoner exchange (1,000 Arab terrorists for Shalit). He was kept in solitary confinement and denied any visitors, including representatives of the International Red Cross, and his family.
The 52 Palestinian prisoners release was arranged by Secretary of State Kerry while the Palestinian side still refuses to acknowledge Israel’s right to exist.