Monday, March 16, 2009

How Long Will It Take?

21 of the Twelfth Month 5769

Arutz 7: 'We'll Kill Freed Terrorists,' Brothers Warn
Maayana Miskin
20 Adar 5769/March 16, 2009

( Many Israelis who have lost loved ones to terrorist attacks have protested the government's plan to release terrorists who have murdered in exchange for kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit. On Monday, brothers Meir and Shvuel Schijveschuuder issued an ultimatum: If the terrorists are freed, bereaved families will take the law into their own hands and kill the terrorists in revenge.

The brothers announced their plan to the world in an interview with the Hebrew-language daily Yediot Acharonot. The interview was printed on Monday morning.

The Schijveschuuder family was decimated in the 2001 bombing of the Sbarro restaurant in downtown Jerusalem. Parents Mordechai and Tzira were killed, as were 14-year-old Ra'aya, four-year-old Avraham Yitzchak and two-year-old Hemda.

Sbarro Pizzeria Aftermath(Click on image to enlarge)

Meir and Shvuel made it clear that they would go after all released killers, and not only those who attacked their family. “The plan is to reach each and every one who has Jewish blood on his hands and to give them a field trial – the meaning should be clear,” Shvuel said.
How long will it take for the Eruv Rav government to have the Schijveschuuder Brothers arrested for incitement?
The brothers' announcement angered some bereaved families and delighted others. In the latter camp was Ze'ev Rap, whose 15-year-old daughter Helena was murdered by a terrorist in 1992. “I'm ready to help them and teach them how to do it,” he said.

“Whoever signs an order releasing my daughter's murderer is signing his fate... He will not leave Israel's borders alive,” Rap added.

Rap rejected accusations that those who threatened revenge were ignoring the rule of law. The politicians planning to release terrorists are ignoring the law, he alleged. “These murderers were sentenced in court. Who are the prime minister and the defense minister to violate a court order?... On the day the terrorists are released there will be no law and order in this country; it will be the 'Wild West.'”
How long will it take for the Eruv Rav government to have Ze'ev Rap arrested for incitement?
Meir and Shvuel also denied that they were breaking the law. “We will act within the framework of the law of the land,” they said. “In the Palestinian Authority they go by the rule of 'an eye for an eye,' so we won't be breaking any law.”
I think that the Schijveschuuder Brothers are being too kind in their assumptions of the Arabs' respect for any law. I can forgive them their error, though.

They have just been re-traumatized by the very real possibility that what they had thought was some kind of justice served will soon be thrown right back in their faces, not to mention the probable forced reliving of their experiences during and after surviving the Sbarro bombing.

I hate to be a pessimist, but I think it's time to start raising money for Meir, Shvuel, and Ze'ev's legal defense fund.

The government sits on its hands when it comes to threats from enemies of Israel who have vowed to destroy us, yet never waste any time when it comes to grieving Jews, who threaten their power base and authority with things like "common sense."

No, I don't think it's going to take very long. (May God forbid)

(Tip Credit to "Our Man In Beitar")


Leah Goodman said...

I rather like the idea.
1. Release the terrorists
2. Get Gilad back
3. Kill the terrorists immediately

Why would the government be opposed to that?!

I'm so much at a loss.

Though I prefer the other idea which is that one prisoner on the Hamas list will be executed every hour until Gilad is returned. If he is returned dead, all will be executed.

Too bad I don't run the world!

Esser Agaroth said...

triLcat for Prime Minister!

Devorah Chayah said...

It just goes to show that there ARE solutions, just none that the government is willing to implement.

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