Israel Gives In on Limitations for Freed Terrorist Murderer (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By R. Sylvetsky 06/11/12)
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Malki Roth, 15 was murdered, along with her friend MIchal Raziel and
13 other innocent civilians, in the suicide bombing at the Sbarro
Restaurant in Jerusalem in August, 2001. They had decided, as
teenagers will, to have some pizza. Another young married woman, also
enjoying a summer break at the restaurant, has been unconscious since
Their photogenic murderess, Ahlam Al-Tamimi, presented the news on
Palestinian Authority TV that same evening.
Upon being told that eight children were among the victims, not three
as she had originally thought, she broke into a wide smile.
Tamimi received 16 life sentences in an Israeli court for the
monstrous crime, but she was freed in the Shalit deal and is a
popular media personality now in the Arab world. She married Nizar Al-
Tamimi while in prison. A marriage made in hell.
He had murdered and burned the body of Chaim Mizrachi, had been
sentenced to life imprisonment and was freed in the Shalit deal as
well, but on condition that he remain only in the area controlled by
the Palestinian Authority.
His request to join his wife was an attempt to erase the last iota of
punishment for the crimes of the two, who have never shown the
slightest remorse for their actions.
In an attempt to prevent this couple from living the life they denied
their victims, the Roth family turned to the Prime Minister - and the
courts. Al-Tamimi, however, was allowed to leave Israel on June 7.
Arnold Roth, Malki´s father, has sent Arutz Sheva the letter the
bereaved parents wrote to Prime Minister Netanyahu. Arutz Sheva
brings the heartbreaking plea for a modicum of justice below:
Dear Mr Prime Minister,
This is the third time we are writing to you. This letter is written
in the hope that you will not ignore us in the way we were ignored
the two earlier times.
Our first letter, a private one, was handed to you some months before
you decided to release 1,027 prisoners, most of them convicted
terrorists and murderers, in the Gilad Shalit transaction. The list
included Ahlam Tamimi who is the murderer of our daughter Malki. We
reminded you of the atrocities committed by Tamimi - the fifteen men,
women and children she massacred and the pleasure she expressed on
camera about her crimes. She had been sentenced to 16 life terms and
the court had recommended that no consideration be given in the
future to her being included in any prisoner swap deals. We urged
you, before it was too late, to make the decision never to allow her
to be released.
Our second letter was written very shortly after we learned of your
government’s decision to surrender to virtually the full list of
demands made by Hamas in the Shalit deal. We begged you to remove
just one name – Ahlam Tamimi´s – from the list of prisoners to be set
free. That letter appeared in both the Hebrew and English editions of
the Haaretz newspaper. It got considerable attention, but neither you
nor any of your aides ever responded to us then or later.
Ahlam Tamimi walked out of the Israeli prison with a straight back,
without uttering a single word of regret for her barbarous actions.
On crossing to the other side of our country’s borders, she promptly
embarked once again on a campaign of activity calculated to advance
the terrorists’ agenda. Currently, she is the star performer in a
weekly television program broadcast globally throughout the Arabic-
speaking world, and whose essence is the encouragement of acts of
On Wednesday afternoon, we received notification from your office
that your government has made another decision for the benefit of
this monstrous murderer. Her husband Nizar al-Tamimi was convicted in
1993 of the cold-blooded killing of a Jewish resident of the
community of Beth El, Chaim Mizrachi, and the burning of his body,
and was sentenced to life imprisonment. He too was released in last
October’s Shalit deal. His release was conditioned on the requirement
that he remain at all times within the areas controlled by the
Now, we have learned to our horror, this condition has been removed.
Your government has decided to permit Nizar al-Tamimi to cross the
border in order to unite with his convicted murderer wife.
Once he joins her, there can be little doubt that we will be witness
to an upgrading of the media celebration around the woman. The
presence of the terrorist husband at her side will be a powerful
enhancement to the global pro-terror platform she has established. It
will be the impetus for additional acts of terror against Israeli
citizens, and will make a mockery of Israeli law and deterrent
policies. As well, Ahlam Tamimi, self-confessed, convicted,
unrepentant and proud murderer, will now be free to enjoy a life of
marital and family happiness.
Who can forget how this woman smiled joyously into the video camera
on learning that the number of children whose deaths she caused in
the Sbarro massacre of August 2001 was eight, and not three as she
Since her return to her family and her homeland, Jordan, she has
repeatedly assured television interviewers that she has no regrets.
She says she would commit the same atrocity again if the opportunity
were to arise. You argued in a televised speech to the nation last
October that Gilad Shalit had to be returned even if the price of his
freedom is terribly high. You maintained that ultimately, even if it
does not seem this way, the Shalit deal was in our best interests.
We ask you now, Mr. Netanyahu:
Whose interests are served by this decision-reversal that permits
Nizar al-Tamimi to leave the PA zone and cross over to Jordan?
Which missing soldier are you returning by making this decision to
allow Nizar Al-Tamimi to unite with the wife he has never met?
Where is the sensitivity to the impact that the Tamimi terrorist
couple’s newly achieved happiness is going to have on fundamental
principles of law and justice? Where is the sensitivity to the
feelings of victims?
There can be no doubt that the consequences of your decision will be
negative in their impact on Israel’s deterrent capacity and its
messaging to the world.
Your actions convey to us, the bereaved victims of the unjustly freed
murderers as well as the Israeli civilians endangered by terrorism,
that our welfare and security are not high enough on your list of
Before it is too late, take back this decision. Recall what you
“A government that seeks the defeat of the terrorists must refuse to
release convicted terrorists from prisons… Releasing imprisoned
terrorists emboldens them and their colleagues… By nurturing the
belief that their demands are likely to be met in the future, you
encourage terrorist blackmail of the very kind that you want to stop.
Only the most unrelenting refusal to ever give in to such blackmail
can prevent this.”
Honor the principles of justice and decency on which our nation is
based and remember the innocent victims whose loved ones are – yet
again – experiencing unfathomable pain as a result of your choices.
Frimet and Arnold Roth
(Parents of Malki z”l) Jerusalem
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