You may recall that the Palestinians who kidnapped Cpl. Gilad Shalit wanted to use him for a prisoner exchange — one of yours, for all of ours. Apparently, though, the Palestinians didn’t really mean all of theirs. There were at least six they didn’t want back:
Security sources in the West Bank said that Palestinian gunmen dressed in police uniforms on Friday broke into a prison in the West Bank city of Jericho and shot dead six Palestinian inmates.
Ynet has learned that the gunmen were looking to avenge the death of two activists, residents of Nablus, who were assassinated by the
IDF a few years ago. Some of those incarcerated in the prison are suspected of cooperating with Israel in the assassinations, while other prisoners are suspected of attacking the gunmen’s family members in response to the execution of collaborators’ relatives.
The disguised gunmen arrived at the prison in a police squad car, fooling the prison guards who immediately opened the gate. The gunmen then entered the cell in which the prisoners were kept and opened fire, killing five of the prisoners they suspected of collaboration with Israel and another prisoner who was sharing a cell with them.
A senior Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades member told Ynet that the organization decided to execute the collaborators after the Palestinian Authority refrained from doing so for more than year.