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Moshe Zar: What the Borovsky Murder Says About Us

Veteran Samaria resident Moshe Zar expresses his personal feelings about the murder of Evytar Borovsky, and demands that the state act
By David Lev
First Publish: 5/2/2013, 8:24 AM

Moshe Zar
Moshe Zar
Israel news photo: Flash 90

Speaking to Arutz Sheva, Moshe Zar, one of the first pioneers to build his home in Samaria, said that the murder of Evyatar Borovsky required that Israel take stock of its policy and attitude towards Jewish settlement in Judea and Samaria. The murder was a direct result of Israel's policy of “preferring not to make waves,” and to keeping the lid on tension. But the result, he said, was a lack of security for Jews in Judea and Samaria, and in the rest of Israel, he said.

“To our sorrow and shame the the system is based on the policies advocated by Peace Now,” said Zar, who was among the first to purchase large plots of land in central Samaria. “They remove roadblocks and give the Arabs weapons. Is this the way a strong, proud state operates?”

The proper response to the attack on Borovksy was not individual “price tag” acts, in which individuals protest the poor security situation, but proper action by the government. “Burning down a field in response is not an answer. The government must take action. They must stop this insane policy. How is it possible that no one checked this terrorist? This is what happens when you remove roadblocks.”

Referring to his own personal tragedy in which his son Gilad was killed in a terrorist attack, Zar said “I cried at Evyatar's funeral, as I am a father who is still mourning for his son. I feel terrible for these orphans who lost lost their father in a moment. Is this the way a proud country acts? Instead of taking the terrorist to the hospital after he was shot, they should have ripped him to 1,000 pieces. He will get better, then go to prison where he will live better than ever,” Zar said.