Israel continually does some of the stupidest things as "confidence measures" and "good will," willfully ignoring reality in the vain hope that ANYTHING it does to try to ease tensions with the "Palestinians" will actually work. The latest round of idiocy: releasing 100-200 "Palestinian" prisoners in Israel (read: terrorists who got caught). Supposedly most of this lot have served the majority of their sentences. But the reality is they will just go back to the territories and serve terrorist ends, just like the previous "Palestinian" prisoners that Israel has set free early in the past.
HT: El Capitan.