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Audio: Father of Boy Killed in Terrorist Attack Speaks Out

Seth Mandell, whose son Koby was murdered by terrorists says prisoner release is unjust and adds insult to injury.
8/1/2013, 11:45 PM

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On today's Reality Bytes Radio with Josh Hasten, an interview with Rabbi Seth Mandell, whose son Koby was murdered by Arab terrorists 12 years ago, and says that the government decision this week to release 104 convicted terrorists from Israeli prison as a goodwill gesture to begin peace talks with the Palestinian Authority is "unjust and immoral" and is only "adding insult to injury" for the victims and their families.

Mandell who along with his wife Sherri, run the Koby Mandell Foundation, which provides summer camps and other programming for siblings of victims of terror in Israel, organized a demonstration outside the Prime Minister's residence this week, calling on him not to release the terrorists.  The Mandell's held a powerful sign at the emotional rally stating that "I'm glad my son's murderers weren't found," indicating that they would not want to be in a position where the terrorists who murdered Koby would one day be set free in a future deal.

Josh Hasten is the President of the Bar-Am Public Relations firm based in Jerusalem and the CAMERA organization's 2009 Letter Writer of the Year. He is the founder of, a service which gives pro-Israel advocates the opportunity to improve their chances of getting their ideas published in the media. Josh hosts the Reality Bytes podcast live every Thursday from 9:00 am - 11:00 am Israel time on Arutz Sheva -  Israel National Radio.
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