Those who celebrate death

Michael Freund,

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Michael Freund
Michael Freund served as Deputy Communications Director in the Israeli Prime Minister's Office under Binyamin Netanyahu during his first term of office. He is the Founder and Chairman of Shavei Israel (, a Jerusalem-based organization that searches for and assists the Lost Tribes of Israel and other "hidden Jews" seeking to return to the Jewish people. In addition, Freund is a correspondent and syndicated columnist for the Jerusalem Post, and authors a popular blog on Middle East affairs, Fundamentally Freund. A native New Yorker, Freund is a graduate of Princeton University and holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia. He has lived in Israel for the past 19 years and remains a loyal New York Mets fan....

The death this past Sunday of young Daniel Wultz, a 16-year old American Jew who was badly wounded in last month’s suicide bombing in Tel Aviv, was tragic and heartrending news.

After fighting for his life for several weeks, Wultz succumbed to his injuries, and yet another precious Jewish soul was snuffed out by the merciless cruelty of Palestinian terrorists.

For anyone out there who may have thought that perhaps the terrorists didn’t mean to murder someone so young, or that maybe they are beset by guilt over the horrific results of their actions – think again.

Here is what Abu Nasser, a leader of the Al-Aksa Martyrs’ Brigades, which is aligned with PA President Abu Mazen’s Fatah faction, had to say about young Daniel Wultz’s death in an interview with WorldNetDaily:

"This is a gift from Allah. We wish this young dog will go directly with no transit to hell… (Wultz) was part of the American support machine that helps our enemy. All these young American Jews come here to support the occupation, they build and live in the settlements... I imagine him as one of these Nazis who live here (in the settlements). There is no difference between him and them."

Such rhetoric is not only despicable – it is also inhuman. It reveals once again the depths of savagery to which the terrorists have sunk.

They celebrate death and rejoice in it, and promise only more. It is time for Israel to put an end to this travesty, and to eliminate the Palestinian terrorist threat once and for all.

We must never forget the nature of those confronting us, nor allow the media to gloss over their evil. Palestinian terrorists are neither “freedom-fighters” nor “militants” – they are ruthless thugs and killers who must be defeated. May it happen soon.

May Daniel Wurtz’s memory be for a blessing for the Land of Israel and for the entire Jewish people.