Murder in Halamish, Palestinian Murders 3 Members of Family at Their Home
Saturday July 22nd 2017
Written by: Esther Lehman, Jerusalem
Several hours before making his way into the settlement and murdering the three members of a family in Halamish, a legal settlement in Israel. Omar El-Abed the 20-year-old Palestinian Murderer wrote in Arabic on his Facebook status as a bidding of farewell to his family:
“I am writing my will and these are my last words. I am young, I have not yet reached the age of 20, I have many dreams and aspirations. I know that with Allah my dreams will come true. I loved life, making people smile, but what kind of life is this? They kill our women and youth, defile our Aqsa while we sleep. Take your weapons and resist…I only have a knife and it will answer the call of Al-Aqsa. You start a war amongst us and Allah will judge you for it. I hope that after me there will come men who beat you with an iron fist. I know I am going and will not return,”
Hamas praised the attack as “heroic,” and said it came after “Israel’s attacks on the rights of our people in Jerusalem and at Al-Aqsa Mosque.”
Omar El-Abed, a 20-year-old young man from the neighboring town of Khobar, entered the family home armed with a knife and murdered his victims right in their home while eating the traditional Friday night meal. He murdered them by stabbing them to death… The victims are a husband and wife in their 60s and their son and daughter who were in their 40s.
Thank G-d one of the women had the presence of mind to rush the children into a room, she called the police from there. Omar El-Abed was stopped by a neighbor, an off-duty soldier, when he heard the shouting, he rushed over to the house and shot the terrorist, but did not kill him.
Medical teams rushed all 4 family members to Shaare Zedek medical center in Jerusalem, but unfortunately were only able to save the mother.
The murderer, Omar El-Abed, was rushed to Rabin Medical Center in Petah Tikva where his injuries are being treated.
Let us speculate
Why would a young boy with so much to offer decide to leave his house with the intent of murdering Jews. Are Arabs being deprived of their rights you might ask? Absolutely not, if you came to visit Israel, you will experience firsthand how integrated Arabs are in Israeli life and culture.
Modern Arabs are going to universities, and are employed in managerial positions at work. Many Arabs run thriving businesses and enjoy the unique combination we have here in Israel, where the west meets east.
Arab women enjoy the complete luxury of equality in Israel, something which they can only dream about in their Arab cultures, they also hold high positions in the Israeli work force. All other Arab countries still don’t allow their women to drive. Here in Israel Arabs are treated as equal in every aspect of life here.
They all own large homes, which the media loves to portray otherwise. They all own nice cars and live well. They enjoy a good standard of living here in Israel, many of them agreed to accept Israeli citizenship and reap the financial benefits of not being a terrorist. Israeli society supports our Arab businesses, we buy in their shops, employ their services and allow them into our homes and families.
For how much longer will the Governments of the world tolerate Arab extremists who convince and brainwash young Arabs like Omar El-Abed, at the start of their lives, to go out and murder. Everybody suffers from this, especially the families on both sides who are directly involved.