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Bereaved Father: Release Terrorists And You'll Get Attacks

May 2, 2013

The terror attack at the Tapuach Junction is a direct result of Israel releasing terrorists, says bereaved father from Haifa. By Elad Benari First Publish: 5/2/2013, 6:14 AM
Aftermath of stabbing at Tapuach Junction Israel news photo: Flash 90

The terror attack which occurred at the Tapuach Junction this week is a direct result of Israel releasing terrorists from its prisons, bereaved father Ron Kehrmann said on Wednesday.

Kehrmann lost his daughter Tal in a 2003 suicide bombing attack on the Egged #37 bus in Haifa. He and two other parents who lost children in that attack tried to prevent the release of the Shalit deal terrorists in 2011, by filing a claim of compensation for damages in a civil court against the murderers of their children.

He spoke to Arutz Sheva on Wednesday, a day after attending the funeral of Evyatar Borovsky who was killed in Tuesday's terror attack. Kehrmann chose to attend Borovsky's funeral despite the fact that he had not known him.

"I felt a strong need to be at the funeral," he explained. "The hands of the terrorists do not distinguish between Jews in Haifa and Jews in Tapuach. They all are a target."

Kehrmann said that it is horrifying to think that there is always talk about making "gestures" to the Palestinian Authority by releasing terrorist prisoners.

"It makes my blood boil every time I hear the calls to release terrorists. Everyone knows very well that this murderer will be released and it is only a matter of time. And again they talk about gestures to the Palestinian Authority. It drives me crazy. I have been fighting this phenomenon for several years and it makes me angry every time."

Kehrmann said that it is thanks to people like Evyatar Borvosky that the State of Israel exists and is flourishing. "I saw the large crowds at yesterday's funeral, and I think that it is thanks to these guys that our country exists."

"The terrorists took me into the world of bereavement ten years ago, and to this day I find it hard to believe that Tal is gone. That's why I came to the funeral - because I know very well what awaits his orphans and his widow," said Kerhmann.

Moshe Zar: What the Borovsky Murder Says About Us Veteran Samaria resident Moshe Zar expresses his personal feelings about the murder of Evytar Borovsky, and demands that the state act

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Speaking to Arutz Sheva, Moshe Zar, one of the first pioneers to build his home in Samaria, said that the murder of Evyatar Borovsky required that Israel take stock of its policy and attitude towards Jewish settlement in Judea and Samaria. The murder was a direct result of Israel's policy of "preferring not to make waves," and to keeping the lid on tension. But the result, he said, was a lack of security for Jews in Judea and Samaria, and in the rest of Israel, he said.

"To our sorrow and shame the the system is based on the policies advocated by Peace Now," said Zar, who was among the first to purchase large plots of land in central Samaria. "They remove roadblocks and give the Arabs weapons. Is this the way a strong, proud state operates?"

The proper response to the attack on Borovksy was not individual "price tag" acts, in which individuals protest the poor security situation, but proper action by the government. "Burning down a field in response is not an answer. The government must take action. They must stop this insane policy. How is it possible that no one checked this terrorist? This is what happens when you remove roadblocks."

Referring to his own personal tragedy in which his son Gilad was killed in a terrorist attack, Zar said "I cried at Evyatar's funeral, as I am a father who is still mourning for his son. I feel terrible for these orphans who lost lost their father in a moment. Is this the way a proud country acts? Instead of taking the terrorist to the hospital after he was shot, they should have ripped him to 1,000 pieces. He will get better, then go to prison where he will live better than ever," Zar said.

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