Beit Shemesh girls write harsh letter to Jordanian embassy

February 15, 2011 16:04


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Students from the AMIT "Shachar" school in Beit Shemesh, whose students were killed by a Jordanian soldier while on a class trip to the "Island of Peace" in the Jordan Valley 14 years ago, wrote a strongly-worded letter to the Jordanian Embassy in Israel protesting recent efforts by that country's justice minister to have the killer released.

Jordan’s new justice minister, who previously served as the defense attorney for the killer, joined dozens of protesters on Monday demanding the early release of a Ahmed Daqamseh.

"We live and study every day with the memory of the seven girls in our hearts. If not for the same murderer your justice minister wants to see free, those girls would now have children of their own going to school and kindergarten. Justice and morality demand such a man 'who lacks human dignity ,stay in jail and not see the light of day," the letter said.

Students at the school, which is named after the seven girls who were killed, also opened a Facebook page where they are soliciting signatures for their letter.

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