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Monday, March 16, 2009

Terror victims threaten terrorists

Two of the Schijveschuuder brothers, whose parents and three siblings were murdered in the Sbarro suicide bombing in 2001, have threatened to kill any terrorists released from prison as part of a deal to free kidnapped IDF 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 [pictured. CiJ] and Tzira were killed, as were 14-year-old Ra'aya, four-year-old Avraham Yitzchak and two-year-old Hemda.

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.

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.
I agree with their sentiment, but I would not have given that interview.

Meanwhile, the situation from last night is reversed, with Hamas claiming 'significant progress' and Israel claiming no deal has been reached.


At 8:58 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

I too would take the law in my own hands under such circumstances. Those who commit murder must never have a place of refuge in the world and they must never be allowed to walk free upon it.

At 11:36 PM, Blogger Captain.H said...

If my parents and three siblings had been murdered by those dirtbag terrorists, I'd feel exactly the same way as the Schijveschuuder brothers.

Which brings up the question in my mind, why doesn't Israel have the death penalty for convicted terrorist murderers? Instead of allowing hundreds of them to accumulate in Israeli prisons, where they're supported by taxes paid by decent people (including families of their victims) and where they become ransom exchange-bait?

Any comment Carl? Is Israel's no-capital-punishment position based on Jewish theology or modern Western secular opposition or what?

At 12:14 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

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At 12:16 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Captain.H - I and Carl - I don't speak for him but I imagine he would if he could say it - that capital punishment is an appropriate punishment for murder. It is the very first law of mankind and it is a prominent feature of Jewish law. If a murderer is not put to death, that is a desecration of G-d's Name. G-d feels so strongly about that, a murderer may not invoke the sanctuary of the Temple to escape his just fate. It says a lot about the moral health of a society by how seriously it takes the gravest crime of all. And in Israel, the murder of Jews, sad to say, is treated with complete indifference by the government and murderers are treated to a Hilton Hotel stay in Israeli prisons instead of awaiting, as they should - their ultimate fate.

Its a travesty of justice. So yes, speaking for me, I believe murderers, without exception, should be put swiftly to death.

At 2:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm with them. I wish them success. If only they could do that and elude OldMerde and his henchfinks, which I doubt. And, all they need is for those beasts to be released, someone else kill them, and then THEY would get arrested and NEVER have any hope of getting out of prison, unlike the ghouls who kill us.


At 7:35 AM, Blogger Carl in Jerusalem said...


I certainly favor a death penalty for terrorists, but right now the only death penalty on the books is for former Nazis and traitors (who by definition would have to be Israeli citizens).

At 9:03 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

This isn't the death penalty. This is revenge for murder.

The terrorists need to fear Israel and Israelis. They don't want to live side by side in peace and security with Israel and Jews. They want to kill them.

Lets put the fear of G-d into them.

Instead of releasing 450 blooded terrorists, lets release 450 corpses.

Let the families pull the triggers. Lets teach them again, that they need to fear us.

Peace through strength, through imposition of will so that they understand the terrible consequences of not being peaceful. Make the price they pay far higher than what they want to give to us. Disproportionate response is a teaching tool.


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