Signs defaming Maj. Gen. Sharon Afek, Chief Military Advocate General of the IDF
Right-wing activists defame Military Advocate General
Following IDF decision to halt demolition of house belonging to Abd al-Rahman Bani Fadel who stabbed to death Adiel Kolman, posters attacking Maj. Gen. Sharon Afek are put up in a terrorist's hometown of Aqraba in West Bank; 'Thank you, Major General,' posters read cynically.

Several right-wing activists put up signs defaming the Military Advocate General, Maj. Gen. Sharon Afek, in a Palestinian village of Aqraba in the West Bank on Thursday, following a recent IDF decision not to demolish a home of the terrorist who killed Adiel Kolman, 32-years-old father of four, in a stabbing attack in Jerusalem six month ago.



Aqraba was the terrorist's hometown, Abd al-Rahman Bani Fadel, who had stabbed Kolman when he was making his way home from his workplace in Jerusalem. Activists put up posters in the village saying, “Thank you, Major General”, cynically criticising the decision not to demolish the perpetrator’s home.


Signs defaming Maj. Gen. Sharon Afek
Signs defaming Maj. Gen. Sharon Afek


In June, the IDF said that it would not demolish the home of Abd al-Rahman Bani Fadel, who was shot and killed on the scene by a police officer, due to his "mental state."


The IDF Spokesperson's Unit issued a statement saying, "It has been decided not to demolish the house of Abd al-Rahman Bani Fadel following a thorough examination of the claims made by the terrorist's family regarding his mental state and after reviewing the relevant documents presented."


Adiel Kolman (Photo: Courtesy of the family)
Adiel Kolman (Photo: Courtesy of the family)


Fadel, a father of two, had a temporary permit for a week that allowed him to enter Israel to search for employment. He had already received such permits in the past, as there was no indication of his hostile intentions.


Yael Kolman, Adiel's mother, expressed her anger over the decision.


"We don't accept this decision. If he (Abd al-Rahman Bani Fadel) was competent to work, his house can be demolished. This should be thoroughly reexamined again," bemoaned the mother.


"I seek for deterrence, not for vengeance. My son wasn't murdered by a mentally ill person, his family supports Hamas and has been supported by them ever since he was killed," she stated.


Kolman's family at his funeral (Photo: Amit Shabi)
Kolman's family at his funeral (Photo: Amit Shabi)


Zvi Sukkot, Yitzhar settlement resident, reiterated these sentiments.


“There are assemblies in the village in the terrorist’s honor, and dozens of signs honoring the Shahid and his actions. This leaves no doubt regarding his intentions, and the importance of actions that enforce deterrence," Sukkot stressed.


“In the words of the High Court of Justice—'deterrence policy has shown results, even if not many’ and these results are just what we need in this situation," he concluded.


פרסום ראשון: 09.08.18, 21:08
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