Representatives of relatives of the slain victims of Arab terrorists met U.S. Ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro, on Friday. The terrorists who murdered the relatives' loved ones were recently set free by Israel in a U.S.-sponsored “gesture” at the start of “peace talks” between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA).
The meeting took place at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, following a letter from the bereaved relatives to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, in which they protested the release of 104 terrorist murderers.
Secretary Kerry asked Ambassador Shapiro to meet the representatives.
The bereaved relatives protested to Kerry over the festive welcome held for the released murderers in the PA, in which official representatives of the PA took part. “For the families, these celebrations express the insincerity of the PA and the lack of will to work for real peace.”
The families said Ambassador Shapiro listened with great interest, showed much empathy to their situation and promised to look into the possibility of a meeting with Kerry.
The representatives included Yossi Tzur, whose son, Asaf, was killed on Bus 37 in Haifa in 2003; Yossi Mendelevich, whose son Yuval was also murdered on Bus 37, and Ron Kerman, whose daughter, Tal, was murdered on the same bus, and Arnold Roth, whose daughter Malki was murdered at the Sbarro restaurant in Jerusalem.