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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Writing a letter to a murdered daughter

I am sure that many of you remember Shalhevet Pas, who in March 2001 was targeted by a 'Palestinian' sniper while in her stroller in the Avraham Avinu neighborhood of Hebron. She was 10 months old at the time. I wrote about her and posted a video of her mother here.

Shalhevet Pas would have been Bat Mitzva in about three weeks. Her parents wrote a letter to one of the country's youngest terror victims, which was published on Wednesday by YNet.
In a few days, on Jerusalem Day, we were supposed to celebrate your Bat Mitzvah; to celebrate your admission into a world of personal and national responsibility.

However, not only will we not celebrate your Bat Mitzvah, we never got to celebrate even one birthday. We never had the pleasure of seeing you walking and talking. We did not see you growing up.

We shall always remember you as the sweet baby with that smile on her face. A despicable murder ended your short life and we were left with the few memories and with a gaping wound in our heart that shall never heal.

Shalhevet, it was no coincidence that you were born on such a symbolic and charged day like Jerusalem Day; a day that for us symbolizes the revival of the Jewish People, struggling for full independence in its own country. There is a reason you were named Shalhevet Techia.

To our regret, the way you left us, like a mighty flame rising up to the Heavens, proved that we have not yet reached peace and calm. Enemies are still rising up in order to expel us from our fine, holy land. Even though you did not have a chance to do almost anything in your short life, your name had been etched in red letters in the annals of the Jewish People, which has known much suffering and bereavement.
Shalhevet's parents still live in Hebron and have five more children. Shalhevet was their first child.

Read the whole thing.

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At 7:21 PM, Blogger Captain.H said...

Deliberately targeting and killing a baby. I'm completely at a loss for words about such total evil.


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