Israeli rightists say the Palestinians have demanded the release of 120 imprisoned terrorists, many with blood on their hands, as a condition for renewing peace negotiations with Israel.
The terrorists were involved in attacks before the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993.
Habayit Hayehudi MK Orit Struck has submitted a parliamentary query on the matter, in which she claimed the U.S. government is exerting heavy pressure on the Israeli government to release these terrorists.
On Monday, Almagor, a terror victims' association led by Meir Indor, published a list of the terrorists supposedly under consideration for release. The list includes a terrorist who firebombed a bus in the Jericho area in 1988, killing Rachel Weiss, her three children and an Israeli soldier who tried to save them. Another terrorist on the list was responsible for a Jerusalem bus bombing in 1986.
Indor told Israel Hayom on Monday that the Palestinians conditioning the resumption of the peace talks on the release of murderers revealed their true intentions. He noted that many terrorists released in the past later returned to terror activities, and said he feared this would happen again.