Family members of those killed in a brutal attack in the Israeli settlement of Halamish earlier this year slammed Israel’s leaders on Wednesday, for not seeking the death penalty for the terrorist convicted of stabbing their relatives to death.
“They toyed with us. They talked and talked and not a thing was done,” Rachel Menzali, a daughter of one of the victims, said. “During the shiva, the prime minister and the defense minister told us explicitly that they would advance this [the death penalty for terrorists], but apparently they don’t really want to.”
Omar Al-Abed, from the nearby village of Kaubar, broke into the family’s home during a Shabbos seudah and brutally stabbed a grandfather and his two adult children to death –Yosef Salomon, 70, Chaya Salomon, 46, and Elad Salomon, 36 — while the young grandchildren were hidden in a room by their mother, Elad’s wife.
Al-Abed was convicted Wednesday of three counts of murder, two counts of attempted aggravated manslaughter, and one count of incitement and Israel’s Military Advocate General recommended four life sentences as punishment. Read more at i24NEWS.