Parents of seven schoolgirls from the Fuerst School in Beit Shemesh who were murdered by a Jordanian soldier on March 13, 1997 at the Island of Peace site in Naharayim met, Sunday evening with Jordan's ambassador in an effort to prevent the soldier's release from jail. An Israeli petition is countering a petition signed by more than two thirds of Jordan's parliament, calling for the release.
Earlier, students from the school, now called Amit Shachar, held a memorial observance in front of the embassy. During the observance, Miri Meiri, the mother of Yaella symbolically addressed convicted terrorist Ahmed Dakamsa with the words, "The blood of our daughters is on your head. We will not be quiet until we remove the idea of freeing the murderer from the agenda."