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    Israelis Thank EU Lawmakers’ Protest of Event With Terrorists’ Relatives

Israelis Thank EU Lawmakers’ Protest of Event With Terrorists’ Relatives

Original source: Article published in The Jerusalem Post – by Tamara Zieve

European Parliament building, Strasbourg, France. (photo credit:ARND WIEGMANN)

Bereaved families of victims of terrorism sent letters of thanks to 17 European Parliament lawmakers on Tuesday after the latter protested the participation of relatives of convicted terrorists Marwan Barghouti and Ahmad Sa’adat at an event about Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails. The event was hosted by the European Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with Palestine in Brussels last week.

Barghouti, a popular Fatah leader, is serving five life sentences in Israeli prison for five murders. Sa’adat is serving 30 years for [...]

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A Terrorist’s Teenage Target

Original source: Article published in The New York Times – by Tanya Weiz

Tanya and I got into the line on the left-hand side of the door; Oksana and Liana went to the right so we could all get in faster. Then, at 11:44 p.m., a Hamas suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance to the club.

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Everything went mute. To this day, I don’t know if I lost consciousness. All I know is that I had flown some distance in the air, and everywhere I looked there were dead bodies. It seemed that every [...]

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    Israel’s diverse Arabic speakers bond as victims of Arab terror

Israel’s diverse Arabic speakers bond as victims of Arab terror

Original source: Article published in The Times of Israel – by Dov Lieber

In a get-together at the ancient springs of Hamat Gader, Israeli Druze, Circassians, Arab Christians and Arab Muslims share their grief over their fallen children

It has been 12 years since Jawdat Salame’s firstborn son Rujayah was killed by a Hamas sniper while on guard duty on the Gaza border.

“It’s not easy to be a bereaved family. You are no longer what you were beforehand…But in their deaths, they commanded us to live,” said the 65-year-old Salame, a veteran of Israel’s police force.

On Monday, Salame, an Arab [...]

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Bereaved Families Celebrate Life at Purim Costume Party

Original source: Article published in Y Net News – by Liran Levy

Photo by: Sarah Levine

OneFamily, an organization that provides support to injured and bereaved families across Israel, throws a costume party in celebration of Purim by inviting families who have been affected by terrorism.

Dozens of bereaved families across the country attended a Purim costume party in Jerusalem held by the OneFamily organization on Wednesday.

Among the families who arrived at the festivities was Renana Meir, the daughter of Dafna Meir who was murdered in her home by a Palestinian about a year ago. “It’s very hard, but I’m also [...]

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