Among the many murderers being released in the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange deal are the those responsible for the July 26, 2002 attack which claimed the lives of Rabbi Yosef Dickstein, 45, of Psagot, his wife Chana, 42, and their 9-year-old son Shuv’el Tzion HY”D. Also murdered in that attack was IDF St.-Sergeant Elazar Lebowitz HY”D, 21, of Hebron.
In an ironic and painful reality, the government is in the process of preparing to raze the home of the Dickstein’s eldest son, located in a neighborhood of Beit El viewed as illegal by the government. This is one of the neighborhoods located throughout Yehuda and Shomron on the government chopping block. The current administration has already razed three homes in the Shomron community of Migron.
Also slated for destruction is Givat Assaf, which was founded in memory of terror victim Assaf Hershkowitz HY”D, 30, who was murdered by terrorists in 2001.
The community of Shvut Rachel, founded in memory of terror victim Rachela Druk HY”D is also in the government’s sights for destruction. Druk was murdered by terrorists while traveling on a bus. The driver, Yitzchak Rofeh HY”D, was also murdered in that attack. Others were wounded by gunfire in that attack.
Shvut Rachel was founded in 1991, and despite existing for two decades, the current administration feels it must be removed.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)