PalWatch, Maurice Hirsch, Adv. and Nan Jacques Zilberdik:
Three years ago today, a 17-year-old Palestinian terrorist murdered 13-year-old Hallel Yaffa Ariel while she slept in her bed. The terrorist was killed by Israeli security personnel at the scene.
Since the murder, the Palestinian Authority has paid the family over 50,000 shekels, just because their son murdered an Israeli 13-year-old girl and died a “Martyr” as they call it.
A substantial part of the PA’s “Pay for Slay” program is to pay the families of dead terrorists a monthly allowance. Since being elected as Chairman of the PA in 2005, Mahmoud Abbas has repeatedly approved increasing the monthly allowances paid to the families of dead terrorists.
Currently, the PA pays such families at least 1,400 shekels/month, with additions for terrorists who were married, terrorists who had children and terrorists who lived in Jerusalem or other parts of Israel. more …
Opinion: We did a post on this in 2016 here. Every so often a senseless murder like Hallel Yaffa Ariel really gets to me.
2011: The Itmar Massacre: 5 members of the Fogel Family (3 children) were butchered while sleeping here
2016: Dafna Meir, a 38 year old mother of 4 was stabbed to death in front of her children at the entrance of her home by a teenage Palestinian attacker.
“Woe to those who devise iniquity, And work out evil on their beds! At morning light they practice it, Because it is in the power of their hand” Micah 4:1.
The nations typically blame Israel for the murders. They will say that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government is leading the country in the wrong direction.
They will say that the expansion of settlements is causing the terrorists to act violently, and in the next breath say ‘two state solution’ and ‘land for peace’.
As much as I would love to find a verse that says that these types of atrocities would soon end, I cannot. Edom, the main source of this evil, can only be dealt with by Christ Himself, Isaiah 63:1-3.