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Tour Judea with Hikind: Enough Jewish blood spilt

Watch: NY Assemblyman at attack sites where 'cream of crop' murdered calls on Israel to ignore world and 'protect its 21-year-olds.'

Eliran Aharon,

Dov Hikind
Dov Hikind
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Arutz Sheva got to accompany New York Assemblyman Dov Hikind on Thursday during his visit to Judea, as he stopped at several sites in Gush Etzion and the Hevron region where terrorist attacks have occurred.

In Gush Etzion Hikind stopped at a memorial for Gilad Sha'ar (16), Naftali Frenkel (16) and Eyal Yifrah (19), who were abducted and murdered by Hamas terrorists in summer 2014, setting off an Arab terror war and Operation Protective Edge in Gaza.

The victims of the attacks are the "cream of the crop of the Jewish people," said Hikind, noting on the "sacrifice being made by people here."

"And what are we doing about it? We in America, we all over the world. What are we doing?," he posed. "Every person has to find something to do," whether it is by increasing their Jewish learning or giving charity or other activities.

He noted on the recent shooting attack in the area in which Ezra Schwartz, an 18-year-old US citizen volunteering in Israel, was murdered along with Ya'akov Don, an educator from Alon Shevut.

Hikind said the answer to terrorism is to build more, and to bring more Jews into the communities in the region.

Hikind's next stop was in the Har Hevron region of southern Judea, where Rabbi Ya'akov Litman and his 18-year-old son Netanel Litman were gunned down a few weeks ago by an Arab terrorist on their way to celebrate the imminent wedding of Litman's daughter Sarah-Tehiya.

The assemblyman remarked that 150,000 people responded to the open invitation to the wedding, calling it the "largest wedding in the history of the Jewish people."

"This is the strength of the Jewish people..the simcha (joy) goes on in spite of the tragedy."

Hikind then lay flowers at a memorial to Hadar Buchris (21), who was recently stabbed to death by an Arab terrorist at Gush Etzion Junction.

"Enough of Jewish blood being spilled, the government of Israel must do everything in the world - not to worry about world public opinion," he said. "The first responsibility of any government is to protect its 21-year-olds!"

"That is more important" than what US President Barack Obama or US Secretary of State John Kerry might think, he said, saying that if the situation requires closing roads to Arab motorists then "that is the reality."


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