Friday, May 13, 2005

Remembering Maalot

Extract from an article on Israel National News, by Larry Domnitch...

Thirty one years have passed since twenty high school students on a field trip were murdered, and dozens were wounded in the northern Israeli town of Maalot..........terrorists opened fire upon ........ninety children held hostage as they tried to escape. As the victims were being laid to rest, in the same cemetery as young victims of a school bus ambush three years earlier, thousands converged upon the northern Galilee town to mourn, grieve and express their outrage.

The reaction to Maalot from the Arab world was silence. But Arab leaders were quick to condemn Israel following its retaliatory raids against the terrorist bases the following day. Egypt's Foreign Minister, Ismail Fahmy, who for weeks was threatening Israel with another military strike if it continued to retaliate for acts of terrorism, predictably labeled Israel's acts as 'terrorism'.

Since Maalot, there have been countless more funerals for victims of Arab terror, countless more grieving survivors. Israelis continue to mourn and ask themselves how many more tears must be shed, while the world community continues to demand more concessions.

The young victims of Maalot must be remembered. Their deaths should serve notice that Arab terror must be defeated.

In their memory, may terrorism finally be eradicated from the face of the earth.

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