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      Michael Freund is Founder and Chairman of Shavei Israel (www.shavei.org), which reaches out and assists "lost Jews" seeking to return to the Jewish people. He writes a syndicated column and feature stories for the Jerusalem Post. Previously, he served as Deputy Director of Communications & Policy Planning in the Israeli Prime Minister´s Office under former premier Benjamin Netanyahu. A native of New York, he holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BA from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He has lived in Israel for the past decade.
      Iyar 18, 5766, 5/16/2006

      Those who celebrate death

      The death this past Sunday of young Daniel Wultz, a 16-year old American Jew who was badly wounded in last month’s suicide bombing in Tel Aviv, was tragic and heartrending news.

      After fighting for his life for several weeks, Wultz succumbed to his injuries, and yet another precious Jewish soul was snuffed out by the merciless cruelty of Palestinian terrorists.

      For anyone out there who may have thought that perhaps the terrorists didn’t mean to murder someone so young, or that maybe they are beset by guilt over the horrific results of their actions – think again.

      Tel_aviv_suicide_bombing_in_april_2006_1 Here is what Abu Nasser, a leader of the Al-Aksa Martyrs’ Brigades, which is aligned with PA President Abu Mazen’s Fatah faction, had to say about young Daniel Wultz’s death in an interview with WorldNetDaily:

      "This is a gift from Allah. We wish this young dog will go directly with no transit to hell… (Wultz) was part of the American support machine that helps our enemy. All these young American Jews come here to support the occupation, they build and live in the settlements... I imagine him as one of these Nazis who live here (in the settlements). There is no difference between him and them."

      Such rhetoric is not only despicable – it is also inhuman. It reveals once again the depths of savagery to which the terrorists have sunk.

      They celebrate death and rejoice in it, and promise only more. It is time for Israel to put an end to this travesty, and to eliminate the Palestinian terrorist threat once and for all.

      We must never forget the nature of those confronting us, nor allow the media to gloss over their evil. Palestinian terrorists are neither “freedom-fighters” nor “militants” – they are ruthless thugs and killers who must be defeated. May it happen soon.

      May Daniel Wurtz’s memory be for a blessing for the Land of Israel and for the entire Jewish people.