Bereaved brother: 'The terrorists laugh at us'

Tal Hajbi: 'Last night's demonstration won't bring my brother back, but if we save one such family it's like saving a whole world.'

Mordechai Sones,

Bereaved families protest
Bereaved families protest
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Tal Hajbi, brother of Ziv Hajbi who was murdered in the Barkan industrial zone attack, addressed the demonstration held in Rabin Square last night against government policy.

"We went out to protest to demand deterrence because the terrorists are laughing at us and continue to carry out attacks," he said it on the Boker Ohr program.

"My brother won't come back, but if we succeed in saving one such family it's like saving a whole world." Tomorrow morning, Hajbi is expected to meet with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

"Yesterday we came to cry out and shout in the name of all the bereaved families and in the name of all the victims of the hostilities who can not shout," he said, "because we cannot live like this. It can't be that a man left his home for work and will never return - it must stop. Deterrence must be reflected in demolishing terrorist homes and deporting their families because right now, after every attack they make, they receive money and support from Hamas," he said.

In addition, he referred to the moment when he learned of the assassination of the terrorist who murdered his brother: "I got the news the moment I landed at Ben-Gurion Airport; I felt they were waiting for me and it was chilling." He said "this isn't closure of a circle, but rather a half-consolation and joy mixed with sadness." He added that "it's better the terrorist was liquidated because our family couldn't deal with him in court."

About 300 people attended a rally in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv last night organized by the families of Kim Yehezkel and Ziv Hjabi who were murdered two months ago in the shooting attack in the Barkan industrial zone, in protest against "the decision-makers' feeble policy in dealing with terror."


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