Left-wing politicians in Israel have been repeating the slogan that they will not release terrorists with "blood on their hands" as an excuse every time they release attempted murderers. The distinction has been taken to comical lengths, such as to suicide bombers who detonated their explosive belts, but failed to murder anyone due to a technical error in the fuse. Now Minister Isaac Herzog, speaking for a ministerial committee promises "flexibility" on the question of who has "blood on their hands."
Social Affairs Minister Yitzhak Herzog, a security cabinet member, said that the commission will consider allowing more flexibility in the definition of prisoners with "blood on their hands," in order to give more flexibility to the negotiators of Shalit's release.
Prediction: A number of terrorists previously convicted of murder will be released. Israel's leaders will explain that they don't have "blood on their hands" because they didn't personally pul the triggers. Then expect another wave of terrorist murders.