Just when it seems Olmert's terrorist release program cannot possibly get any more grotesque, word now comes that Olmert will be releasing Abdel Rahim Malouh, a senior PFLP leader (Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine).
The PFLP was tied to many of the worst terrorists in Israel's history, including George Habash and Ahmed Jibril. As recently as 2000, the PFLP was responsible for the assassination of legendary Israeli leader Rehavam Ze'evi. As the Deputy Secretary General of the PFLP, Abdel Rahim Malouh was involved in planning the murder.
The release of Abdel Rahim Malouh is nothing short of despicable and outrageous. It is impossible to argue that a top leader in the PFLP does not have blood on his hands. Furthermore Malouh had been charged with planning the 2000 intifada.
The insanity of Abdel Rahim Malouh's release only takes full shape when you consider that Hizbullah considered Malouh's release as part of a negotiated prisoner exchange. Now not only is Israel releasing Malouh, it is doing so unconditionally.
This was Abdel Rahim Malouh in 2001 after the death of the leader of the PFLP.
One of Zibri's deputies, Abdel Rahim Malouh, was lightly hurt in the face by shrapnel. Malouh vowed revenge. "Abu Ali's blood will not be wasted," he said from his hospital bed.
Sneh, who serves as transport minister and is a retired general, said that Zibri turned the PFLP "back into what it was in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, an active and deadly terrorist organization."
Now Malouh is to be released back in the wild again. Ariel Sharon would never have released Malouh but Olmert YS'V has always hated Rehavam Ze'evi and viewed him as an enemy. This was how Olmert began his hypocritical eulogy for Rehavam Ze'evi just last year.
Distinguished guests, King David, in his eulogy for the slain Avner Ben-Ner, said:
"Surely you realize that an officer and a great man has fallen in Israel this day. Your hands were not bound and your feet were not placed in chains as one who falls before villains have you fallen!"
Rehavam Ze'evi was uprooted from our lives by despicable murderers, who had the audacity to strike down an "officer and a great man" in Israel.
Avner Ben Ner of course had himself been murdered by Yoav, his own ally whom King David was unable to act against. Rehavam Ze'evi had indeed fallen before villains. Not only before the villains of the Arab Terrorists but their peacemaking allies in Israel, including Olmert himself. The very men who condemned his proposals to fight Arab terrorism as extremism and marginalized him as a hatemonger and extremist. Today Olmert had played Yoav and completed the final stab wound in the back by lettering the man behind his murder go free.
This was how Olmert continued Ze'evi's eulogy.
Had he lived, I know that he would have been a bitter and caustic adversary – to both his friend Ariel Sharon's government and mine. His voice would have been heard strongly, he would have fought against us from every platform
Indeed it would have and so instead he died and the corrupt Kadima regime rose to poison and crush Israel.
"The State of Israel pursued and captured his murderers. There will be no clemency for their crime and no atonement for their evil. Their disgrace will never be eliminated, and justice will be served to the fullest."
Now the State of Israel under the eternal disgrace and to the eternal disgrace of this government, will grant clemency to the crime and subvert justice to its fullest.