Saudi royal offers $900,000 reward for capture of Israeli soldiers
November 1, 2011 by admin
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IDF SoldierSaudi, October 30, 2011: A Saudi royal offered a $900,000 reward to anyone who captures an Israeli soldier, on Saturday. Prince Khaled bin Talal, the brother of business tycoon and Fox News co-owner Walid bin Talal, told the Saudi-based broadcaster Al Daleel that the captive would then be released in exchange for Arabs held in Israeli prisons.
Khaleds offer comes days after the prominent Saudi cleric, Awad al-Qarni, put $100,000 on the head of every Israeli soldier.
Al-Qarnis statement posted on Facebook was severely criticized, and messages posted online even warned of death threats.
Khaled told the broadcaster: My offer also comes in response to the threats made against Sheikh al-Qarni.
The Saudi offers follows the recent deal between the Israeli government and Hamas, when Israel agreed to release 1,027 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for Gilad Shalit.