From Israel Today:
A district court in Washington, DC ruled that the parents of a murdered Israeli teen could indeed sue Iran and Syria for providing material support to the Palestinian terrorists who carried out the grizzly deed, but that the amount of compensation awarded would be relatively low.
The reason? Because, in the words of Judge Rosemary Collyer, “the plaintiffs took on themselves the risks of living beyond Israel’s Green Line and sending [their son] another 40 km into the West Bank to a high school in Gush Etzion.”
Apparently, living in Judea & Samaria is just too dangerous for any reasonable person to expect to be safe. But is it really?
According to a report released by the IDF earlier this year, 20 Israelis were killed in terror attacks originating in Judea and Samaria in 2017.
How does that compare to Judge Collyer’s district of Washington DC? Well, according to the Washington Post, in 2017 there were 259 homicides in the Washington region.
This means the Fraenkels were being lectured to about living in an area that was just too dangerous, by a judge in a city that has 13 times the number of homicides. That’s like someone in Vatican City saying there are too many priests in Las Vegas.
Perhaps Judge Collyer should consider moving somewhere safer.