Peace Now activist Hagit Ofran was personally targeted for the third time early
Monday morning when extremists entered her apartment building in Jerusalem and
spray painted “Hagit (of blessed memory) – You’re Dead!”
Ofran heads the
Settlement Watch division of Peace Now.
“We hope the police will find
whoever did this,” said Peace Now director Yariv Oppenheimer. “Maybe the
government and the MKs and the settlers think they can continue to scare people,
but we’re not scared and we will continue our fight.”
Oppenheimer said he
had no idea why the extremists targeted Ofran and not other activists with Peace
Now. He hypothesized that the attack was in response to the upcoming forced
relocation of the Migron outpost by August 1.
In November, Ofran’s
apartment building was spray-painted with the words “Rabin is waiting for you”
and “Hagit Ofran z’l” (of blessed memory). Swastikas were also spray-painted on
the building, just days before the Jewish anniversary of the assassination of
prime minister Yitzhak Rabin at the hands of a right-wing extremist.
months earlier, vandals wrote “Peace Now, the end is near,” “Revenge,” “Migron
Forever” and “Death to traitors” in the stairwell of Ofran’s building. Pricetag
vandals have also attacked the Peace Now offices in the German Colony
neighborhood of Jerusalem.
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