An open condemnation of the murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir.

Mohammed Abu Khdeir

Mohammed Abu Khdeir

We unequivocally condemn the horrific murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir. It was unjustifiable under any circumstances. The killing was reprehensible and we hope that the criminals who did this sickening act are found and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Israel is a country run by the rule of law. There are reports that Jews have been arrested for this crime. If a trial finds that Jews are indeed guilty of this unconscionable killing, our condemnation is redoubled. The idea that Jews could do such an act fills us with shame and horror.

The people who murdered Mohammed do not represent us in any way. It is not enough to dissociate ourselves from the dreadful act; we must also ensure that crimes like this are never repeated.

Just as the appalling murders of Naftali Fraenkel, Eyal Yifrach and Gilad Shaar do not in any way justify the hideous murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, neither does Khdeir’s murder justify the violence, terrorism, destruction and incitement we have seen over the past few days against Israelis and Jews.

We hope and pray that everyone, Arab and Jew, lives in peace and security in the region.

Richard Millett.
And please see elderofziyon for rest of signatures.

11 responses to “An open condemnation of the murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir.

  1. Time to get rid of these “tag price” extremists.

  2. That is just the point…Israel is a democratic nation that rules by law and no decent person rejoices in the death of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, and virtually everyone desires to see justice done whomever is found guilty.

    There has been, and continues to be far too much unconfirmed speculation about who did the killings, and even at this moment with the arrests of six Jewish Settlers, it is by no means a closed case.

    May justice prevail.

  3. danielmarks

    I believe in the death penalty for cold blooded premeditated murder and hope it will be applied in both of the above murders. From the little I know of both of them they were committed by beasts with whom I am ashamed to breathe the same air. As many have said, the difference between these incidents was not in the behavior of their perpetrators – murder is murder is murder. If the second murder was committed in the name of Israel or Judaism or the God that I serve, in my ways it makes it worse.

    The difference is in the reaction of the societies from which the murders come from. In Israel nobody will hand candies or celebrate, even secretly. No schoolchildren will be taught to emulate the killers and no street will bear their names. Instead, we will ask ourselves how such a desecration of God’s name could happen. We will cry with the boy’s parents and loved ones.

    May Mohammed’a memory be a blessing.

  4. Colin Stephenson

    A well penned signature Richard
    Well wrote Elder of Zion

    The perpetrators of this heinous crime shame Zion, the Jewish people & Judaism
    NO Ifs NO Buts


    Colin, Does the murder of 3 Israeli teens by Islamofascists, the deaths of 160,000+ (Arabs killing Arabs), the kidnapping of 300 girls by Boko Haram, ISIS executing Iraqi soldiers who have surrendered, the Nairobi Kenya mall massacre, the Mumbai India massacre, 9/11, Londons 7/7/05 transport bombings, the beheading of Lee Rigby, the beheading of journalist Daniel Pearl, Taliban shooting girls in the head for wanting an education, the underwear and sneaker bombers, the bombing of Pan Am 103, Sadaam Husseins use of poison gas (a WMD) on the Kurds of Halabja Iraq, the 8 year Iraq/Iran war… shame Islam, Muslims, Islam and the self professed “Religion of Peace”?

  6. Shalom Richard,
    while finding nothing in your post with which I disagree, I do feel that Jews who in this day and age have rejected the option to “make aliyah” as the Americans say, should refrain from commenting about happenings in Israel,
    To borrow a sentence from you “The idea that Jews could do such an act fills us with shame and horror” in my mind refers equally to Jews who elect to remain in exile.

    As I write this, the radio gives warnings every few minutes for people in various areas mostly in southern Israel to make their way to air-raid shelters, due to imminent missile attacks which may or may not be intercepted by our Iron Dome missile defense system (so far it has shown 90% accuracy), You don’t share these dangers with us, so your right to comment on our affairs is questionable.

    As I said above, I object to nothing you wrote, only the fact that you wrote it.

    Avraham Reiss – Jerusalem

  7. Daniel Marks

    That must be Avraham’s most barmy statement to date and it has plenty of rivals for that title.

    Richard was not criticizing the policy of the Israeli government, nor was he offering unsolicited advice. There is absolutely no connection between Jews living in Israel, and I too wish they all would, and condemning the murder – possibly burning alive – of an innocent child. I condemn the murder to 120,000 Syrians by the mad Assad regime without having any plans to immigrate to Aleppo and I am disgusted by the killing of million in China’s Cultural Revolution, with no plans to move there either.

    Human beings condemn the murder of other human beings for reasons of basic morality and decency, not because of their geographical proximity,

    May we all have a peaceful and quite Shabbat

  8. Daniel Marks caught lying again; nowhere did I accuse Richard of criticizing “the policy of the Israeli government” (sic). Neither was he accused of “offering unsolicited advice”.

    Avraham Reiss

  9. The democratic state of Israel with Jewish only roads, separate buses for Palestinians from the West Bank, gender segregated town entrances and the discrimination of entrance and residence in Israel solely based on ones religion and political beliefs. Democracy at its best.