Reckless behaviour led to family’s murder
Sir, Anyone who travels by air anywhere will know the drill. Laptops out, toiletries under 100ml in plastic bag, belts off, watches off and shoes off.
It’s the price democracies pay for standing up to terror. That’s why the latest violence in Israel caught my eye.
On July 14 two Israeli police officers were murdered in Jerusalem by three Israeli Arabs who had smuggled automatic weapons into the Al Aqsa mosque. Israel then introduced metal detectors to prevent weapons being taken into the site and that led to Palestinian leaders calling for violence against Israel.
As a direct consequence of that call for violence, a family of three, sitting down to dinner, were slaughtered by a Palestinian terrorist on July 21.
I was appalled that a group of people who want to be seen by the world as viable leaders of a new Palestinian state behaved so recklessly that it led to the murder of an innocent family. Susan Wallace, Fort William.