Op-Ed: Profile of a US Citizen Killed in Israel by Terrorists
David Bedein, Israel Resource News AgencyThe writer is the director of the Israel Resource News Agency & The Center for Near East Policy Research Ltd. His website is www.IsraelBehindTheNews.com
Steven Frederick Rosenfeld was born to Eugene and Ethel Rosenfeld in New York on 29 August 1941.
On Saturday, 7 June 1989, Frederick went on a hike in the hills near Ariel.
He encountered a group of shepherds who stole a knife that he had in his possession, stabbed him to death, and hid his body on the side of the path. A different shepherd who was passing through the area found the body the next day.
Frederick was 48 at the time of his death. He was survived by his wife and brother.
At the time, our agency provided full news coverage of Freddie's murder for the foreign press based in Israel.
Since Israel's justice system has now failed Freddie Rosenfeld, perhaps the US justice system will come through.
US law requires the FBI to investigate any instance in which an American citizen is murdered outside of the US.
Here is a partial list of Americans murdered in terror attacks in Israel. It is not a short list.
The head of the delegation is Rep. Eric Cantor, whose 16 year old cousin, Daniel Cantor Wultz, was murdered in 2006 in Tel Aviv.
Another significant visiting Congressman is:Rep. Robert Pittenger chairman of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare.