Bereaved families who are members of the “Choose Life” forum together with the “If You Will” movement and other organizations from the national camp came tonight (Monday) to protest in front of Judge Meni Mazuz in Jerusalem, following his ruling today not to destroy the house of the terrorist who killed Golani Regiment fighter Amit Ben Yigal Several months ago.
In protest, the bereaved families, along with many other citizens, cried out against the incompetence of the judiciary, and its continuing damage to the security of the State of Israel and deterrence against terrorist organizations.
Herzl and Meirav Hajaj, parents of the late Lt. Shir, members of the “Choosing Life” forum of the bereaved families accompanied by the “If You Will” movement who led the bereaved parents’ protest in front of Justice Mazuz’s house, said: “Unfortunately, today the High Court Judge Menachem Mazuz took authority neither for himself nor for the first time. In doing so, he abandoned the citizens of Israel to a fate like ours, the bereaved families and victims of terrorism. Judge Mazuz signed today and approved for the next terrorists the following attacks, God forbid.
High Court judges said today that the blood of the first domestic song and of the late Amit Ben Yigal and thousands of other Israelis is cheap and the rights of the terrorist’s family outweigh the prevention of future terrorist attacks. Anyone for whom the rights of the enemy and the despicable terrorists are more important than the citizens and soldiers of Israel cannot be a judge in Israel. There are judges in Jerusalem for terrorists only. ”
Matan Peleg, chairman of the “If You Will” movement that accompanies the “Voters in Life” forum of bereaved families, came tonight to protest the families in front of Justice Mazuz’s house following his ruling not to destroy the house of the terrorist who murdered the late Golani fighter Amit Ben Yigal. Peleg said in protest: “Today, the High Court judges proved once again that they prefer the rights of the families of the terrorists over the rights of IDF soldiers.
We call on Prime Minister Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ganz not to listen to the High Court ruling and to demolish the terrorist’s house immediately. The late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin said at the time that we must get along “without the High Court and without B’Tselem.” Today we understood how true this is. This is another nail in the coffin of the Supreme Court. The blood of the late Amit and the rest of those killed in the terrorist incidents hangs over the High Court ruling.