Israel has agreed to release 71 Palestinian prisoners “with blood on their hands” as part of a deal for kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Shalit, a senior Hamas source told Ynet on Sunday. These prisoners were included on the list of 300 Palestinian murderers Hamas has demanded that Israel release in the framework of a future prisoner exchange deal.
Now, the claim could turn out to be just a bunch of hooey, (this is a Hamas driven story) so treat it with a grain of salt. But it wouldn’t put it past the struggling Israeli PM to try and boost his approval ratings with a stunt like this. More here. *L* KGS