Sbarro Terror Attack 311.
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Shalom Rahum, father of terror victim Ofir Rahum, condemned on Wednesday the freeing of his son's murderer as part of the Israel-Hamas prisoner exchange that will see the release of Gilad Schalit, according to Army Radio.
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talking about scum of the earth that will go back to terror," Shalom
said. "Even an appeal to the High Court won't help." Ofir was murdered in 2001
when he traveled to Ramallah to meet a girl he had become romantically involved with via an Internet chat site.
the two met, several masked men approached the youth and shot him, and
then dragged his body to the side of the road in El Bireh not far from
Psagot. The body was later taken by Palestinian security officials and
eventually handed over to Israeli officials.
Objections to the
prisoner swap could be seen on Tuesday night across the street from
celebrations at Noam and Aviva Schalit's tent. Lea Schijveschuurder,
whose parents and three siblings were murdered in the terrorist attack
at Sbarro, held a sign
that said “The blood of my parents is screaming in their grave.”
It is unclear if the terrorists involved with the Sbarro attack will be on the list of 1,027 prisoners to be released.
also held a sign that read “I hope the terrorists from the Sbarro
attack carry out a terror attack against the Schalit family,” though she
put the sign away after requests from Schalit supporters and the
“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.”
National Infrastructures Minister Uzi Landau (Israel Beiteinu), one of
only three ministers who voted against the deal to free Schalit, said
overnight Tuesday that releasing terrorists gives an incentive for
further kidnapping of soldiers.
"This is a big victory for terror and a strike against Israel's
deterrence ability and security," Landau told reporters following the
Landau added that despite his opposition to the deal, following its
approval by the government, ministers should do everything in their
power to implement its completion and speed Schalit's return home.
The Israel Beiteinu minister added that he would like to see "a fundamental change in Israel's approach to kidnappings."Margot Dudkevitch contributed to this report