Rape of 7-Year-Old By Palestinian Called 'Terrorism'
JNN News, June 20, 2019
The rape of a seven-year-old Israeli girl by a Palestinian man has been deemed a hate-motivated “terrorist attack.” The suspect, a resident of the of Deir Qaddis near Modi’in Illit, who was employed as a school cleaner in a settlement, was charged this week for the alleged rape, assault, and abduction of the child. Police claim that the man met the child during his work as a school cleaner, offered her candy to inspire her trust in him, and eventually led her forcibly to a house near the school to assault her. The attorney for the family said that the suspect attacked the girl because she was Jewish. The crime was “pure hate expressed by a group of scums who acted in defiance of all human values just because the victim was Jewish,” said the attorney, Haim Blaicher. The family is not making any statements about the case. “This is not pedophilia, but plain terrorism,” Yisrael Beytenu chairman Avigdor Liberman said on social media, arguing in favor of sentencing terrorists in such cases to death. PM Benjamin Netanyahu said that the crime “moves all of our hearts,” and called on the courts to punish the perpetrator to the full extent of the law. National Union chairman MK Bezalel Smotrich called for the death penalty against the rapist. “There is no limit to the evil and cruelty,” Smotrich said. “If only we could impose the death penalty on this vile person. (J. Post)