Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Assassination of Ministers

Noam Shalit has resumed the struggle for the release of his captive son Gilad. He is alarming the national and international public opinion to get Gilad Shalit free before it's too late - before he disappears irrevocably, as Ron Arad disappeared.

One of the main obstacles to the return of Gilad Shalit is called Ahmad Sa'adat. As Secretary General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Ahmad Sa'adat had sent his men to assassinate Israeli Minister Rehav'am Ze'evi (in reprisal for the State of Israel having sent its helicopters to assassinate Abu Ali Mustafa, the previous Secretary General of the PFLP).

Hamas demands that Ahmad Sa'adat be included among the Palestinian prisoners released in exchange for Gilad Shalit. "Out of the question" said Benjamin Netanyahu. "He murdered an Israeli cabinet minister, and there is no forgiveness for such a deed. As long as I am Prime Minister, this man will remain behind bars!".

In 1944 Lord Moyne, a senior British cabinet minister, was assassinated by Eliyahu Bet Zuri and Eliyahu Hakim, members of Lehi (Fighters for the Liberation of Israel). Gideon Saar,

Education Minister in Netanyahu's government, recently declared Bet Zuri and Hakim to be National Heroes whose deed can serve as an example and inspiration to the youth of Israel.

Who cares after such a long time…