|From left: Three murder victims: Eyal Yifrah, Gilad Shaer, |
Beyond the aspect of memorializing our daughter's life, we are engaged here in an impassioned and ongoing cry from the heart against terrorism and those who do it while drawing attention to its impact on the victims.
Freeing convicted and unrepentant murderers has predictable and very negative outcomes. No politician should ever again dare to deny this. Nor may they ignore the moral, constitutional and legal consequences that flow from this truth.
knew about the plans in advance and had approved similar activities. Abed a-Rahman Ghaminat, one of the heads of a cell in Zurif [near Bethlehem] was the Hamas military wing’s appointed leader over the Hebron area... [Times of Israel]
|Abducted and murdered|
soldier, Sharon Edri:
another Ghaminat victim
- The abduction and murder of Sharon Edri. On September 9, 1996, the 20-year-old IDF serviceman disappeared after leaving the Tzrifin army base late at night en route to his home in Moshav Zanoah. Soon after his disappearance, the Red Cross offices in Gaza and Jerusalem received anonymous calls saying he had been captured and killed by Hamas. His body was found seven months later, in April 1997, near Zurif, the home town of this Ghaminat/Ghanimat/Ginat/Animat/Ranimat [2005 Ynet report].
- The human bomb attack on the crowded outdoor venue, Café Apropo in March 1997 on the eve of the Jewish festival day of Purim. Three accomplished young women - Michal Meidan-Avrahami, 32, a Wolfson Hospital radiologist, pregnant with her first child; Yael Gilad, 32, a social worker; and Anat Rosen-Winter, 30 year old lawyer whose 8-month-old daughter, Shani, was saved by her mother shielding her from the blast - were all killed in the attack. 48 others were injured.
- And several more lethal attacks on unarmed civilian Israelis. In short, a vicious and effective sociopath with much innocent blood on his hands.
|Newspaper front page: The baby|
survived a 1997 attack engineered
by Hamas' man, Ghaminat; the
mother was killed
joined a special office under the Hamas military wing in Gaza, which operated under the leadership of the Turkey-based Saleh al-Arouri, one of the heads of the organization living in Ankara. The office hired several of the exiled prisoners to oversee the terror cells in the West Bank. Working from Gaza, Ghaminat was responsible for the Hebron area, along with another ex-prisoner released under the Shalit deal, Ayed Dodin, a Hamas man and resident of Dura, south of Hebron... Traveling through Egypt, the two also visited Turkey and Qatar more than once in the past two years to coordinate the Hamas schemes with Arouri, as well as with other political heads of Hamas living abroad. According to the Palestinian sources, Mahmoud Kawasme [the other Shalit Transaction graduate we mentioned above and here] worked under Ghaminat (sic) in Gaza.
Arising out of this, we make two requests.
One: to understand how those of us directly impacted by Hamas terror feel our government ought to act, please consider this post of ours: "27-Jul-13: To defeat the terrorists, what one thing must a government never do?"
And two: if you happen to be the Secretary of State of the United States or work for him (or he works for you), or if you belong to one of the hundreds of houses of worship affiliated with the World Council of Churches or belong to its management team in Geneva, please read this: "30-Jun-14: The message of the murdering terrorists, its logical outcome and the indispensable support that enables it". Everyone else is welcome, even invited, to pass these sentiments - and the posts in which they are expressed - to people about whom they care.