Ari Fuld’s widow blasts IDF: Why does the terrorist’s house still stand?

The widow of terror victim Ari Fuld, in a letter to the head of the IDF Central Command, demands an answer: “Why is the decision to demolish the home of the depraved terrorist being delayed?”

By World Israel News Staff

Miriam Fuld, the widow of Ari Fuld, a prominent pro-Israel activist who was stabbed to death last month by a Palestinian terrorist in Gush Etzion, sent a letter to the head of the IDF Central Command calling on him to demolish the home of the terrorist.

“I have a simple question,” Fuld wrote in a letter addressed to head of the IDF Central Command, Maj. Gen. Nadav Padan. “Why is the decision to demolish the home of the depraved terrorist being delayed?”

“It’s important for me to emphasize that the desire to advance the home demolition of the murderer does not stem from a place of revenge. Rather, this demand is intended to increase deterrence in order to save lives,” she explained.

“Ari won’t return to his family, but I know that he would act as I am, out of a desire to prevent even one more family from experiencing the same pain and suffering that we have,” she added.

Lt. Col. (res.) Maurice Hirsch, former chief IDF prosecutor in Judea and Samaria, said that the delay is incomprehensible.

“In his last breath, Ari acted with extraordinary courage to protect other citizens from being killed,” said Hirsch. “The family now expects for the security forces to act, like Ari, to protect the citizens of Israel against other murderers and increase deterrence by means of demolishing the terrorist’s home.”

“The claim that the mother of the terrorist warned of his intention to carry out an attack was examined and was rejected,” Hirsch continued. “It is unfortunate that the Fuld family needs to chase after our security forces to receive an answer that should be a simple matter.”

Matan Peleg, CEO of the Zionist Im Tirtzu organization, stated: “There is only one way to stop the industry of terror, and that is by creating a significant deterrence package.”

“The first clause of this deterrence package needs to be demolishing the terrorist’s home within 24 hours of the attack,” Peleg said. “It is unfortunate that the State of Israel is not succeeding in overcoming the legal ambiguity and self-righteousness that it itself created. This significantly weakens the deterrent capabilities of the IDF and security forces.”