The Honenu organization sent a rushed request to the Israel Police Force on Wednesday demanding it oversee the release of the 14-year-old terrorist who stabbed Moriah Cohen in the Shimon Hatzaddik (Sheikh Jarrah) neighborhood in Jerusalem in December 2021.
The request comes after the publication of the list of prisoners who are expected to be released as part of the deal to release the hostages, in which the terrorist's name appears.
The letter sent by Cohen's lawyer, Adv. Ofer Steiner from Honenu demands the assurance that the terrorist will not be released until steps are taken to protect the family, who lives next to the family of the terrorist.
In the letter, Adv. Steiner wrote that from the moment the expected release was made known, fear has overcome the family. According to him, "That same terrorist, who never expressed remorse for her actions, who was not afraid to commit the actions even in front of my client's young children who were walking with her to school, who waited coldheartedly until my client would be in the best spot to stab and murder her, will return to the same street, to walk freely on the sidewalk in arms reach of my client and her children.
In light of this, the lawyer asked to use the authority given to the Homefront Command and the Israel Police Force to distance the terrorist from the home of Cohen, not only from the neighborhood but even from the city. In addition, Steiner wrote: "It is appropriate that such a lowly and coldhearted terrorist is under close surveillance of the various security agencies, so she will not attempt to complete the mission she set out to do on the morning of December 9th, 2021."
As mentioned, the attack occurred nearly two years ago when the terrorist stabbed Cohen in front of her five children as they walked through the Shimon Hatzaddik (Sheikh Jarrah) neighborhood in Jerusalem.
Moriah's husband, Dvir, revealed that the teenage girl who tried to murder his wife is a neighbor of his family.
“She was our neighbor, and she knows us. Of course, they weren’t the kind of neighbors you could borrow eggs or milk from. We suffered daily harassment from them,” he told the press following the attack.