News Brief 2/6/2013, Shevat 26, 5773
First ‘Intifada’ Victim: Is Our Blood Less Red?
The Ministry of Defense is building a new memorial in Jerusalem’s Har Herzl cemetery to commemorate fallen soldiers. For some, the planned memorial is a painful reminder that their own suffering merits less recognition.
Terrorist attack survivors, and those who lost loved ones to terror, have called on the government to include victims of terrorism in the memorial as well, but their appeals have been rejected.
“Those killed by terrorism are among the Israeli fallen,” argued Dov Kalmnovich, a long-time advocate for victims of terrorism, speaking to Arutz Sheva.