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  12/26/2012, Tevet 13, 5773

Father of Murdered Teen Vows to Stay Home Election Day


What do the families of terrorism victims think about the upcoming Knesset elections? One parent says he feels betrayed and vowed to stay home on election day, January 22nd.
 
"I cannot vote for the government that carried out the Gilad Shalit deal," said Shalom Rahum, speaking to Arutz Sheva's Hebrew language news service on Wednesday. He continued, "there are no positions, and no principles. Every morning there is a new spin."
 
His son, 16-year-old Ofir Rahum, was murdered by Fatah affiliated terrorists in 2001. Mona Awana pretended to be a female Jewish-Israeli teenager and arranged to meet Rahum only to have him murdered by terrorists instead. Awana was released as part of the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange deal in 2011.