Pollard to Supreme Court:
"Don't Release the Terrorist Prisoners Until I am Released"
MA'ARIV, Front Page , November 16, 1998 - Ben Caspit
JERUSALEM, Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard intends to file a petition in
Israel Supreme Court against the Prime Minister, requesting a court
injunction opposing the release of Palestinian terrorist prisoners
under the framework of the Wye Accord, until he is first released from
Barring any last minute unforeseen eventualities, Pollard's attorneys
Larry Dub and Baruch Ben-Yosef will be filing the petition this
The petition is accompanied by an affidavit signed by Esther Pollard, in
which she states that in July of 1998 she met with the Prime Minister
and the Cabinet Secretary Dani Naveh. At that meeting she received clear
commitments from both government officials that the release of her
husband Jonathan would be a condition for carrying out the second
redeployment , and that Israel would not release a single Palestinian
prisoner without first securing Jonathan Pollard's release.
In the affidavit Esther Pollard describes a separate meeting with Dani
Naveh in the presence of attorney Ben-Yosef, during which she requested
the Government's promises regarding her husband's release in writing.
Naveh refused the request, saying that the Government's word is binding.
In his petition to the Supreme Court, Pollard indicates that he is aware
that this week the Government of Israel intends to release 250 of the
750 Palestinian prisoners slated for release under the terms of the Wye
Accord, and he requests that Court issue a temporary injunction to
prevent the release.