Mourners gather around the bodies of four Israelis killed in a shooting attack, during the funeral in the Judean Jewish settlement of Beit Chaggai near Hebron September 1, 2010. The four Israeli settlers were shot dead in the Judean settlement town on Tuesday in an attack that Islamist Palestinian group Hamas said was its first assault on Middle East peace talks due to start on Wednesday in Washington. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
As reported on August 31, 2010, in the Destination Yisra’el blog, “The Payment of Jewish Blood in Hebron for World Peace - Abraham’s Soul Cries out in Anguish”
Destination Yisra’el - Palestinian terrorists murdered four Jewish civilians in a shooting attack at the Bani Naim junction just south of Hevron Tuesday evening. Emergency service paramedics could do nothing to save the victims whose bodies were riddled with bullets. The terrorists had reportedly made sure their victims were dead by shooting them from close range after the initial fusillade, as terrorists have done in prior attacks on unarmed civilians and children.
The victims are a husband and wife, parents of six, and two passengers. Their names were cleared for publication Tuesday night by local police: Yitzhak and Talya Imes, Kochava Even Chaim, and Avishai Shindler. Talya Imes was pregnant and now their six children are orphaned as both Yitzhak and Talya’s bullet riddled bodies were slain gangster style."
Friends and relatives attend a memorial service for four Israelis who got killed outside the Jewish settlement of Kiryat Arba on 31 August 2010, in the Beit Haggai settlement in Judea, on 01 September 2010. Palestinians allegedly opened fire in a drive by shooting and killed four Israelis, including a pregnant young woman. EPA/OLIVER WEIKEN
As David Wilder reported;
David Wilder – “It’s been a long time since I’ve seen four bodies on the street, murdered by Arabs only because they are Jews, living in Israel. I sit here, half numb, almost not believing, but knowing that, yes, it’s real.”
There has not been an incident that has cut through the core of the Jewish psychic in a long time as this one event. It was later reported that Hamas claimed credit for the murdered victims as they were trying to sabotage the Netanyahu-Abbas talks sponsored by the Obama White House. The two Hamas terrorists had premeditated intentions of kidnapping the slain bodies to hold later for ransom, but fled when another car approached. All four Israelis lived in Beit Chaggai settlement near the city of Hebron, the ancient capital of King David, and the tomb of Abraham at the Cave of Machpelah, that is still under Palestinian rule."
The same day of the killings, the friends and family of the slain met with cries of sorrow at a memorial service for the four Israelis at the Jewish settlement of Qiryat Arba-Hebron, located in the Judean region next to King David’s capital at Hebron. It is of interest that the biblical name of Qiryat Arba-Hebron means; “The Town of Four” a symbol of those that lost their lives for the emancipation of their homeland, that today has over 5,500 Jewish residents.
The next day on September 1, 2010, thousands of mourners met for the funeral at the Jewish settlement of Beit Chaggai according to the orthodox Jewish tradition. The looks on their faces and the reality that “peace” with cousins who only know hatred for them may always be an elusive dream. Under heavy security, they were there with mourning and crying at the reality of the innocent’s loss as the high cost to be pioneering families to restore the ancient homeland of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob with people who worship and believe in the G-d of Israel.
The Fatah-PA days later after the massacre went to Hebron and arrested dozens of people, but none were charged as suspects. Many accused the Fatah that these arrests were only a ruse to go after members of their political opponent Hamas with no intentions of arresting the real murderers.
On September 24, 2010, it was reported on Arutz Sheva (Israel National News) that the “most wanted fugitive had now been identified:
Israel National News – “The most wanted fugitive being sought by the IDF, and presumably also by the Palestinian Authority, is Nashath al Karmi, a 34 year old Hamas terrorist from Hevron. He is believed to be the person who planned the ambush in which four residents of Beit Haggai were slaughtered from close range, two and a half weeks ago…
Arab sources quoted by the Bethlehem-based Ma'an news agency said Karmi was first arrested by the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) in 1999, several years after he joined Hamas. He spent three years in jail for terror activity and was re-arrested a short time after his release. He was then placed under administrative detention for another three months. In 2004 he was arrested again for an unspecified period of time, then released. He was shot and badly wounded in the stomach in the course of the arrest, and spent some time in a wheelchair.”
It was reported on October 8, 2010, by Arutz Sheva, that the two Hamas murderers, Mamoun Natsha and Nashet Naim Carmi were apprehended, refused arrest, and were shot at Hebron while resisting arrest for the murders.
While the souls of the slain settlers who were killed “for the testimony in which they held”, BibleSearchers pondered about this elusive quest for peace in the article, “Netanyahu, Jewish Settlements and the Nefarious Future of the Palestinian-Israeli Peace Talks”. The deep stamina and fervor to restore the Homeland of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob to the custody of the descendants of the Hebrew people is a quest that will not be taken away, and that is the promise given by the Divine. To honor His Holy Name, Shomron and Judea will soon be under the mantle of not only the Jewish people but also their tribal brothers, The Lost Tribes of the House of Israel.
While the Jewish people mourn for those slain for a noble cause for the One G-d of Israel, we ponder this picture and statement by “Think Israel”;
Think Israel – “The contrast between the insistence that the Ground Zero Mosque is for peace and brotherhood and the images of Arabs celebrating murder – from their joyous dancing on 9/11 and now as they celebrate their latest massacre, a drive-past shooting of Jews riding in an automobile – has sharpened the disparity between the belief in the nobility of the “Palestinian” cause and the reality of their barbaric cult of murder.”
We long for the day when the Oracles of Zechariah will be fulfilled;
Zechariah 9:6-8 - "I will eliminate the pride of the Philistines (Palestinians). I will remove his blood from his mouth and his abominations from between his teeth, and then he too will remain for our G-d. He will be like a master in Judah…I will encamp at My home (to protect it) against any army and from any (enemy) who comes and goes , and an oppressor will never again pass through them; for now I have seen (their suffering ) with My eyes.”