Terror victim’s funeral includes calls to legalise the Samaria outpost he lived in

January 12, 2018 Agencies
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Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral of Rabbi Raziel Shevah, a resident of the Samaria settlement outpost of Havat Gilad who was killed in a drive-by shooting terror attack near his home Jan. 9.

Friends and family attend the funeral of terror victim Rabbi Raziel Shevah, 35, in the Samaria settlement outpost of Havat Gilad on Jan. 10, 2018. Credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90.

Yossi Dagan, head of the Samaria Regional Council, said in a eulogy for Shevah that “despicable, sickening murderers, the scourge of the human race, stole a giant soul from us. Rabbi Raziel did not die of cancer, he didn’t succumb to influenza. He was murdered because he was a Jew living in the land of Israel.”

Raziel Shevah. Credit: American Friends of Magen David Adom

Dagan urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman to retroactively legalize Havat Gilad in response to the terror attack that killed Shevah. The outpost, which numbers about 100 residents, is currently classified as illegal because it is situated on land that the Palestinians claim as part of a future Palestinian state. Dagan also called for more housing permits in the area. Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett’s eulogy for Shevah also included a call to legalize the outpost and step up construction there.

Shevah’s brother, Barel, said the terror victim “wanted to see Havat Gilad, which you loved and where you settled your family, evolve, blossom and prosper. But a cursed, lowlife terrorist got in the way of your aspirations.”

“We are at war and you are a victim of war,” said Samaria Regional Council Chief Rabbi Elyakim Levanon. “This is a war between the sons of darkness and the sons of light. To anyone looking for a sign of light, you, Raziel, are the sign….The government of Israel must rise up against its enemies.”

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One Response to “Terror victim’s funeral includes calls to legalise the Samaria outpost he lived in”
  1. Paul Winter says:

    The calls to legitimise the outpost are just and reasonable.

    The sooner the mohammedan Arabs come to realise that the more they murder and maim, the more aggressive and extremist they are, the more absolutist supremacist and irredentist they are, the less they will have to bargain for. When that sinks in, some of them may abandon jihad, join the 21st century and elect a leadership that is willing to talk peace and compromise.

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