Many women, killed by partners, had fled to shelters but went home when support ended.09:23 14.02.16 | 0 comments
Let me quote Frimet Roth, who lost her daughter in the Sbarros terrorist attack in August 2001. Six years ago, a Palestinian terrorist ended my Malki's life while she stood on line in the Sbarro pizza restaurant in the center of Jerusalem. Fourteen other innocent Israelis, including seven children, perished with her. One family was decimated - both parents and three of their eight children died. Gideon Levy, who writes for Israel's pre-eminent daily, Haaretz, fancies himself a champion of the weak and vulnerable. The day after my child's cold-blooded murder by a Hamas bomber, Levy wrote the following in his weekly piece detailing Palestinian suffering: "These children, every child in the world should have protection as though he were a VIP. Every child in the world is a VIP." Levy did not mention the seven Jewish children whose graves were dug that day because he did not mean those children. He never does. Haaretz consistently runs three or more articles of Levy's every week. Levy's colleague, Amira Hass, the only Israeli journalist who lives in a Palestinian town, Ramallah, was equally indifferent to my child's murder. The first piece she published in Haaretz after the Sbarro massacre made no mention of the fifteen victims. Instead, it was an emotive tirade about the Palestinian right of return, reminding her readers of two major Jewish settlements close to Jerusalem that she fears "won't be evacuated": the city of Maaleh Adumim and the Jerusalem satellite community of Givat Ze'ev. Murdered Jewish children do not move Hass either.