Families of PA Terror Victims Appeal to Barak
News in Brief
The families of individuals killed by Palestinian police officers yesterday requested an urgent meeting with Defense Minister Ehud Barak to discuss Israel’s decision to permit 500 Palestinian police officers to deploy in the West Bank city of Jenin. The appeal was made through the Almagor terror victims association. Nahman Zoldan, whose son Ido was murdered near Kedumim last November by two Palestinian policeman, expressed in a letter to Barak his fears that the officers would become involved in anti-Israel terror. Zoldan also protested the government’s approval of the transfer of armored vehicles to Palestinian Authority security forces.
Itzik, Almagor Call to Destroy Terrorist’s House
Israel National News
Knesset Speaker Dalia Itzik visited the Merkaz HaRav yeshiva in Jerusalem on Monday and met with yeshiva head Rabbi Yaakov Shapira. Eight of the yeshiva’s students were murdered by a terrorist from the Jabel Mukaber neighborhood of Jerusalem on Thursday of last week.
During the meeting Rabbi Shapira called to destroy a mourning tent set up in Jabal Mukaber in honor of the terrorist. “That’s not a moral question at all,” Itzik replied. “We need to destroy the tent, we need to destroy the house.”
The Almagor group for victims of terrorism has pushed to destroy the terrorist’s house as well. The group sent a letter to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Justice Minister Daniel Friedmann, and Public Security Minister Avi Dichter on Monday outlining the legal justification for demolishing the building.