The regularity with which Jews are being killed by Palestinians is making Israelis numb.

By Tsvi Sadan |
Mother of Hallel Yaffa Ariel, and family members seen mourning over her body during her funeral ceremony in the Jewish settlement of Kiryat Arba, in the West Bank, on June 30, 2016. Earlier in the day, a 17-year-old Palestinian terrorist broke into their home and stabbed and killed 13-year-old Hallel in her bedroom. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90 *** Local Caption *** ôéâåò ÷øééú àøáò ôöåò çééì çééìéí îçñåí äìì éôä àøéàì ã÷éøä ôøõ áéú çáøåï äìååéä ìååéä Photo: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

More disturbing is the way in which the Israeli government and legal system treat Israeli victims of terror and the Palestinian terrorists. To understand this issue, consider the following examples.

I n June of 2016, 17-year-old Mohammed Traira from the village of Bani Naim entered the home of 13-yearold Hallel Yaffa Ariel in Kiryat Arba (Hebron) and stabbed her to death. Traira was then shot dead by armed Jewish settlers. Three months later, his house was demolished, or so it was supposed to be.

Instead, the Supreme Court permitted authorities to “demolish” only the first floor, leaving the second almost fully intact. The judges said their reason for lightening the sentence was a reluctance to punish the terrorist’s family, who were assumed to have been uninvolved, for his crime. The court’s decision reflected a direct request by the terrorist’s family, which was presented by subversive Israeli lawyers funded by European countries, for “humanitarian considerations” on behalf of Traira’s younger brothers who live in the same building.

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