And there is an interesting angle in the reporting of this story. Al Arabyia provides very detailed quotes from the Minister's written demands to release the soldier including these gems:
"I support the demonstrators' demand to free Ahmad Dakamseh. He's a hero. He does not deserve prison,"
"We cannot imagine that a great fighter like Dakamseh is in jail instead of reaping the rewards of his achievement,"
"If a Jewish person killed Arabs, his country would have built a statue for him instead of imprisonment."
Yet the Jerusalem Post, which has on its books many reporters who refuse to believe that their Arab neighbours hate them so much, is typically downplaying the story by not mentioning what the Minister actually said. Again the Israeli press is doing exactly what the media in the rest of the western world is doing - censoring news of the Jihad against them. Hear no evil see no evil....