August 01, 2006

Excessive force against Arabs by virtue of being alive and Jewish

I found this in my archives. It's from an AP news update from January 28, 2004:
The family of Beni Avraham, one of the three soldiers captured by the Hizbollah 3 1/2 years ago, expects an answer to its questions from a German-mediated prisoner swap in a secret location near Munich tomorrow. Israel will give Hezbollah 436 prisoners in exchange for Israeli businessman Elhanan Tannenbaum and three soldiers, including Avraham. Army rabbis have declared the soldiers dead, but all three families are clinging to hope that they will still be alive.

The three soldiers were captured in October 2000 when Hezbollah militants detonated a bomb on their unarmoured jeep during a patrol along the Lebanon border. Despite the rabbinical declaration that Avraham and two other soldiers are dead, the family still has some hope that he will get off the plane on his own two feet rather than in a coffin.

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah refuses to say what happened to the soldiers, and stated that the families will know on Thursday for sure.
May the blood of those soldiers and of all Israelis killed by Hezbollah and the grief of the parents come upon those who decided that negotiating with that scum may be an option.

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