‘Who­ever speaks about peace is stupid’

The Jewish Chronicle - - WORLD NEWS -

Ei­ran and Naama Henkin, killed last week, with their chil­dren lem’s Har Ha­menu­chot ceme­tery on Fri­day af­ter­noon for the fu­neral of the Henkin cou­ple. Matan, their nineyear-old son, said the kad­dish prayer on stage.

“Terror has never shook our foun­da­tion, and it will never shake our hold on this land. That’s how it was, is, and will be,” said Is­raeli Pres­i­dent Reu­ven Rivlin, who told the West Bank set­tlers they were on the “front lines” of a “cruel terror of­fen­sive”. At the fu­neral for Mr Ben­nett and Rabbi Lavi on Sun­day, Mrs Ben­nett’s mother said that Aharon had promised his wife “the hap­pi­est Suc­cot ever.

“Who­ever speaks about peace is stupid, there’s no other word. The peo­ple of Is­rael need to wake up.”

Fol­low­ing an ap­par­ent lull in the vi­o­lence at the be­gin­ning of the week, Wed­nes­day saw another spike in at­tacks, with five se­ri­ous in­ci­dents. Those in­cluded three stab­bings.

In the past 11 days of vi­o­lence, five Pales­tini­ans have been killed, in­clud­ing a 13-year-old boy from a refugee camp in Beth­le­hem who lo­cals said was shot in the chest by Is­raeli sol­diers as he was walk­ing home from school.


The fu­neral of Aharon Ben­nett on Sun­day

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