Bereaved families to EU: ‘stop paying the murderers of our children’

November 25, 2019 by Arye Green -TPS
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A group of bereaved families yesterday staged a protest against the EU over its funding of Israeli NGOs that defend terrorists and their families in Israeli courts.

Alon Schvartzer speaking at a protest against the EU Photo: Im Tirtzu

Families from the Choosing Life Forum of Bereaved Families gathered outside the Dan region police headquarters in Bnei Brak, where bereaved mother Merav Hajaj was summoned for interrogation for vandalizing the EU’s Ramat Gan office in September.

Hajaj, whose daughter Shir was murdered in a terrorist attack in 2017, spray-painted “EU GET OUT” on the office door, spilled red paint on the floor, and posted a sign reading “Stop paying the murderers of our children.”

Hajaj acted in protest over the EU’s funding of the left-wing Israeli NGO HaMoked which provides legal defence to terrorists and their families, including the terrorist who murdered her daughter.

Following the attack that murdered Shir Hajaj and three others, HaMoked petitioned the Supreme Court against demolishing the terrorist’s home and against revoking citizenship from the terrorist’s family members who knew about the attack.

According to the Zionist NGO Im Tirtzu who is accompanying the Choosing Life Forum, over the past five years, the EU has provided over NIS 9.5 million ($2.8 million) to HaMoked in both direct and indirect funding.

The protesters, comprised of a number of bereaved families, held signs reading “EU Shame On You!” and “The EU Pays Terrorists and Persecutes Bereaved Families.”

Before entering the police headquarters, Hajaj said that the EU needs to be the one called in for interrogation.

“The one who should be under interrogation is the EU, which funds the murder of Jews and funds the legal defence of terrorists who murdered our children. The hypocrisy of the EU knows no bounds. On the one hand, they encourage the murder of Jews and fund the defence of terrorists, including the terrorist who murdered my daughter, and on the other hand, they cry to the police when someone protests over their blood money,” said Hajaj.

Alon Schvartzer, Director of Policy for Im Tirtzu, said that “it is an absurd situation in which the EU is allowed to fund radical NGOs that petition the courts on behalf of murderous terrorists.”

“The EU is trying to turn the victim into the assailant, but we will not allow them to succeed in their perverted attempt to conceal the truth,” he added.

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One Response to “Bereaved families to EU: ‘stop paying the murderers of our children’”
  1. Liat Kirby says:

    What an absolute travesty. The EU has no shame, and with its repugnant history rife with antisemitism how can it countenance this type of funding? They should be turfed out of their office in Ramat Gam.