Israel released Wednesday the last three members of a Jewish underground sentenced in 1985 to life in prison for participating in a three-year campaign of terror against Arabs in the occupied West bank.

Menachem Livni, Shaul Nir and Uzi Sharbaf were freed from prison after serving only six years.The three originally were sentenced to life terms for the murders of three Arab students at the Islamic College in Hebron, the attempted assasination of the Arab mayors of the West bank cities of Nablus and Ramallah and plans to blow up the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, the third holiest site in Islam.

The settlers' life sentences had been reduced three times in five years by President Chaim Herzog to 10 years of imprisonment. Two weeks ago, a judicial committee decided to further reduce their prison terms by one third and allow their release despite opposition from government prosecutors.