In a stunning display of irresponsibility, the government/military released a PLO jihadist
who was involved in the violent murder of two IDF officers in Ramallah back in 2000:
Some 17 years after the brutal lynching of IDF reservists Yosef Avrahami and Vadim Nurzhits in Ramallah, a gruesome incident that escalated tensions during the Second Intifada, one of the Palestinian policemen who participated in the act has been freed from Israeli prison and sent to the Gaza Strip.
Hatam Magari was arrested in 2000. In 2004, he was convicted of murdering Avrahami along with other crimes associated with the lynching, and was sentenced to life in prison.
The incident occurred after the reservists mistakenly entered Ramallah. They were taken to the local police station as angry crowds followed. A police officer opened the door to the station and a mob entered, killing the soldiers and mutilating their bodies. In a particularly infamous photo from the incident, attacker Abd al-Aziz Salaha is shown displaying his blood-covered hands out the police station window as a crowd cheers below.
[...] The families of the victims were reportedly not informed of Magari's release.
Avrahami's son, Roi, told Israel Radio that he was disappointed that he had not at least received a telephone call to be updated on the developments leading to the release. He further said, "You can't release him. The justice system and the prosecution failed once again in allowing the release of a murderer, but we do not have any expectations of them. However, I trust that our defense establishment will settle the score with him one day."
Speaking on a personal note, Roi added, "Almost 17 years have passed, and the pain remains. It is not true that time heals; we just learn to channel the pain elsewhere." He noted the family will not appeal, saying, "No one has energy to get into these wars, because there is no result that will bring Dad back."
The IDF apologized for leaving Roi uninformed.
I'm sorry, but the IDF's explanations are pathetic. The murderer should've been given the death sentence once he was captured. Dr. Haim Shine says
this did a terrible disfavor to the families of the victims, and it goes without saying that the government/military owes a public apology for failing to ensure the murderer wouldn't be freed. Now the savages in Gaza are going to have a field day because the justice system failed.
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