“It is delusional that the governments of Europe and the New Israel Fund provide legal protection to lowly terrorists,” said the parents of terror victim Shir Hajaj.
By: World Israel News Staff
HaMoked Center for the Defence of the Individual, a New Israel Fund-supported legal group, is assisting relatives of terrorist Fadi al-Qanbar, who murdered four Israeli soldiers in a truck-ramming attack in Jerusalem in January 2017.
The Jerusalem appeals court on Tuesday ruled that al-Kanaber’s relatives, who are not Israeli citizens, be deported. The family is also considered a security threat as some have ties to ISIS, according to state information.
“The family of the terrorist had no knowledge of [the terrorist’s] intention. They are innocent. The interior minister does not have the authority to revoke residency,” HaMoked representatives said at the hearing.
‘We will fight to the last drop of blood’
“We will fight here to the last drop of our blood against those who make their living by murdering Jews,” stated Meirav and Herzl Hajaj in response to Hamoked’s petition to prevent the deportation. “It is delusional that the governments of Europe and the New Israel Fund provide legal protection to the lowly terrorists who murdered our Shir and many other Israelis.”
The Hajaj family submitted a request to be added as respondents to the appeal alongside the government. They are being assisted by Im Tirtzu, a pro-Israel NGO based in Jerusalem.
Meirav and Herzl are the parents of First Lieutenant Shir Hajaj, 22, one of the four victims murdered by al-Qanbar during an officer training course at the Haas Promenade in the Talpiot neighborhood of Jerusalem. Also killed were Lt. Yael Yekutiel, 20, from Givatayim; Shira Tzur, 20, from Haifa, and Erez Orbach, 20, from Alon Shvut.