The state does not do enough to preserve the memory of Israelis killed in terror attacks, said Zvika Pozis-Shahak, chairman of the Israeli Terror Victims Association. Addressing Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu at a ceremony for fallen terror victims at Mt. Herzl Monday afternoon, Pozis-Shahak said that “the state has a moral obligation to those who were killed by the enemy. How can it be that there are victims who are not remembered at ceremonies like these?”
Pozis-Shahak was criticizing a government decision to establish a special hall at the Mt. Herzl Military Cemetery that would preserve the memory of all IDF soldiers who sacrificed their lives to defend the country – but would not have a section dedicated to the memory of terror victims. “I ask the Prime Minister why my daughter, who was also killed by the enemy, is not worthy to be remembered in a national monument such as the one to be built here,” he said.
“I do not deceive myself into thinking that such a memorial to her will in any away allay my pain, but it could ease that pain somewhat,” he said.
Pozis-Shahak's daughter was murdered in the Dizengoff Shopping Center suicide bombing of Purim 1994.