Jordan releases soldier responsible for killing Israeli schoolgirls

Jordanian soldier Ahmed Daqamseh left prison early Sunday morning after serving 20 years in prison for a deadly shooting rampage that killed seven Israeli girls in 1997.

He opened fire on the class of Israeli eighth graders while they were on a class trip to the “Island of Peace” border post – wounding an additional seven girls. Rather than imposing the death penalty, a court in Jordan found him to be mentally unstable and sentenced him to life in prison.

Daqamseh arrived at his home in the northern Jordanian city of Irbid. Videos posted online showed him being welcomed by men who were singing and dancing.

  • Maggat

    His days are numbered!

    • k1962

      Let’s pray.

  • k1962

    The reaction of the Arab street to their murderers says a lot about their culture. Their culture and values are nothing like the people who make up the rest of the world’s population. Their culture is vile and evil and the world should see the Arabs celebrating a mass murderer. Sane people would understand why there isn’t peace between Arabs and Israelis.