Israel to Free Settler who Murdered Palestinian
An Israeli settler jailed for life for the murder of a Palestinian is to be freed early next week, against the advice of the attorney general, a prisons spokesman said Thursday.
Yoram Skolnick was ordered released on bail by retired judge Eli Sharon, head of a committee on remission of sentences, who said he had expressed "sincere regrets for his action."
Elyakim Rubinstein, the government's top legal adviser, disagreed, calling Skolnick "a public danger."
Skolnick will have to post bail of around 12,000 dollars and report weekly to the police. He has also been banned from entering the Palestinian territories or going abroad -- JERUSALEM (AFP)
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