Father who lost daughter in suicide attack to Israelis: Vote for peace

Abir Aramin and Smadar Elhanan (photo: Rami Elhanan)
Abir Aramin and Smadar Elhanan (photo: Rami Elhanan)

I am voting, but I will not be endorsing any party in the upcoming elections (I wrote about for whom and how I think Israelis should vote here). Instead, I am posting a message that Rami Elhanan posted on his Facebook wall yesterday, beneath the pictures of his 14-year-old daughter who was killed in a suicide bombing in Jerusalem, and of Palestinian Abir Aramin, 10, who was shot to death by soldiers near her school.

Today, 6 years ago, 10 years old Abir Aramin was murdered outside her school in Anata. Border police “fighter” shot a rubber bullet in her back, no reason…

6 long and agonizing years have passed since we and the Combatants for Peace were standing by her bedside in Hadassah hospital, 6 years that the “most moral army in the world” has failed to find and bring to justice even one of those responsible…

6 years in which the occupation authorities continued killing of innocent people without charge – no law and no judge … Time after time after time, a circle of blood with no end and no purpose … And yesterday another Palestinian kid, 17 … the fourth this week! Thousands of innocent victims since Abir’s death…

For 6 years I have been thinking about Abir. All the time.

For 6 years I remember and remind about this innocent pure girl that never ever did any wrong to anyone.

I remember her, and I remember whoever killed her – a victim like her – both victims of the occupation.

For 15 years I have been thinking about Smadar. All the time.

For 15 years I remember and remind about this innocent pure girl that never ever did any wrong to anyone I remember her, and I remember whoever killed her – a victim like her – both victims of the occupation.

Do not forget Abir Aramin! Do not forget Smadar Elhanan!

Next Tuesday we have elections!

Vote for those who raise the flag of peace as the highest value! Vote for those who advocate Equality, brotherhood and respect between Jews and Arabs! Vote!

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