Murder of a Grandmother

Yesterday evening, the life of 70-year-old grandmother Shuli Katz (pictured left) was snuffed out by palestinian terrorists, who took credit for her death, referring to her as a “settlement.” (hat tip: Elder of Ziyon)

Ironically, Shuli and her son were on their way to visit her sister-in-law on Moshav Yesha – where the rocket struck – because her sister-in-law was afraid to visit Shuli at her home near Ashkelon, after the two rockets that struck Ashkelon earlier in the day.

Here’s more on this Zionist “settlement” killed by the brave warriors of the Islamic Jihad :

Gvaram secretariat chairman, Shauli Rabid, said Katz was born and raised on the kibbutz and had four children, including two daughters who are married and living in England.

Her two sons are in Israel. Ravid said that Katz’s husband died of cancer in December 2003.

“She worked as a nurse in the kibbutz until she retired. She was well known and loved because of her long public service. She and her husband grew a lovely garden around her house, she loved flowers and art,” Ravid said.

Another innocent life deliberately ended. But according to the AP, that’s not the real tragedy here. That would be the fact the “truce” talks between Hamas and Israel are now jeopardized, given Israel’s proclivity to kill palestinians in retaliation for fatal rocket attacks:

Gaza rocket kills Israeli, burdening truce effort

A rocket fired by Palestinian militants killed a 75-year-old Israeli woman Monday, just as an Egyptian mediator was winding up truce talks in Israel — underlining both the urgency and complexity of working out a cease-fire between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers.

The rocket hit a house in the village of Yesha, about four miles from the Gaza Strip. As recently as Friday, a fatal rocket attack drew reprisal Israeli airstrikes that killed five Palestinians in Gaza.

Meanwhile, Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev has made a telling Freudian slip:

Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev denounced the latest attack but did not say it would halt the Gaza truce talks. “The rocket fire into Israel will end. It will end either because calm will be achieved, or Israel will act to protect its people,” he said.

Yes, it is indeed an “either/or.” Agreeing to a temporary truce with terrorists, knowing full well it is a tactic to replenish supplies and plan the next round of murderous attacks, is mutually exclusive with Israel protecting her citizens.

Shuli Katz deserved better than this.

All Israeli citizens deserve better than this.


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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