Shedding No Tears for Dead Palestinian Terror Minister – Stephen M. Flatow
(dailyalert.org, Dec. 19, 2014)
A Palestinian terrorist who murdered innocent Israeli children and maimed a Connecticut housewife died last week of a heart attack when he joined an Arab mob surging towards some Israeli soldiers. The fact that he held the position of deputy minister in the Palestinian Authority did not make him any less of a murderer, or any more deserving of anyone’s sympathy.
On May 14, 1979, Chaim and Chaya (Irene) Mark, a couple from Connecticut who had immigrated to Israel, were stepping out of a restaurant in Tiberias when a huge bomb exploded. “I was hit in the chest and knocked down,” Chaim later recalled. “When I got up, I saw my wife with a leg and arm nearly blown off.” Two Israeli children were killed in the bombing, 36 other people were maimed. Mrs. Mark spent a year and a half in the hospital, undergoing countless surgeries, and was left severely handicapped. Ziad Abu Ein was the one who planted the bomb.
Sentenced to life imprisonment, after three years Ein was included in an Israeli-Palestinian prisoner exchange. Two months later, he was arrested for conspiring with other terrorists to hijack an Israeli bus. Those of us who have felt the pain of Palestinian terrorism remember who Ziad Abu Ein really was, and will shed no tears over his passing.The writer’s daughter Alisa was murdered in 1995 by Palestinian terrorists while she was a student in Israel. (New York Jewish Week)