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Who Will Stand With the Victims of Terror?

The family of Asher and Jonathan Palmer has called for the public to come support them at the next hearing in their murderers' trial.
By Gabe Kahn.
First Publish: 2/29/2012, 5:11 PM

In Memoriam
In Memoriam
Provided by Michael Palmer

Supporters of the terrorist murderers of Asher Palmer and his infant son Jonathan were allowed to come to the first hearing at the court where the trial is being held.

Michael Palmer, Asher's father, sent Arutz Sheva a letter in which he asked to publish his request that the Israeli public to come and stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the family at the next hearing in two weeks.

"In the previous hearing, approximately 20 supporters of these terrorist killers sat in court, encouraged them, and shouted cries of support," Palmer explained. "My other son and I, just the two of us sitting alone, represented Asher, little Jonathan and all the victims of terror in Israel."

"You can imagine the pain we felt when we saw the murderers receiving vocal support for killing my son and my grandson, and we were alone," wrote the bereaved father.

Palmer informed Arutz Sheva that the next hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m., on March 11, at the Ofer military base. The hearing is open to the public, but everyone entering the court has to be cleared by security first. 

Those interested in supporting the Palmer family in court should email Michael Palmer by March 6 at mcpfiveone@gmail.com, so that he can submit the names to the army for security clearance.

Asher Palmer, 25, from Kiryat Arba, and his son Jonathan, a one-year old, were murdered five months ago while traveling on Route 60, near the village of Halhul, north of Hebron.

Arabs hurled large stones at Palmer's vehicle, one of which smashed through the window and struck him in the head. Palmer lost control of the vehicle, which rolled of the road killing him and his son.