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Friday, October 14, 2011

Sbarro victims to file high court appeal against release

The family members of those murdered at the Sbarro restaurant in Jerusalem ten years ago are meeting on Friday to plan an appeal to the High Court of Justice against the release of those who murdered their loved ones.
The Almagor Victims of Terror organization told The Post that the Sbarro attack victims intend to gather at the corner of King George and Jaffa streets in the capital, close to where the August 2001 attack occurred, in order to sign a power of attorney for the petition.

The petition plans came after Hamas-affiliated TV channel al-Aksa reported that one of the women prisoners due to be released is Ahlam Tamimi, the first woman to join the Islamist movement and the person who drove the Hamas suicide bomber who carried out the Sbarro terror attack.


On Tuesday, a teary eyed Lea Schijveschuurder, whose parents and three siblings died in the Sbarro attack, stood at the Schalit tent with a sign that read “The blood of my parents is screaming in their grave.”

“Do they want them to kill more people?” a tearful Schijveschuurder asked the Post as she stood opposite the Schalit tent and fended off arguments from Schalit supporters. “For me, enough people have died.”

The head of the Almagor Terror Victims Association, Meir Indor, slammed the prisoner swap deal. “The Schalit family wins and the state loses,” he said. “It’s a victory for terror and Hamas."

"We know from our experience that hundreds of people will pay with future terrorist attacks, and that they’ll organize more kidnappings,” Indor added.
I wish I could tell you something could come of this appeal. Under the law, the government has to post the names of those to be released on the Prisons' Authority website 72 hours before their release (which is why the release is being done on a Tuesday - think about it) and the terror victims can appeal to the High Court of Justice during those 72 hours to stop the release. But it's a act of futility. Justice Mishael Cheshin said in one of these hearings many years ago that the right of appeal is just to make the victims' families feel like they have an outlet but the court will never interfere in these decisions because they are strictly political and military decisions.

But it's okay for them to reroute the 'security fence'....

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At 1:30 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

This is what passes for justice in Israel... the denial of justice!

Cursed be he who perverts justice and does evil in the sight of G-d!


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