The case for capital punishment

The case for capital punishment

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We have to wipe the smile off their evil faces.

By Giulio Meotti– Arutz Sheva

Omar al-Abed, the terrorist who stabbed to death three members of the Salomon family, has appeared in court. He infiltrated the Jewish community of Neve Tzuf-Halamish. He killed Yosef, 70, and his adult daughter and son, Haya and Elad, wounding Yosef’s wife. Abed didn’t show any remorse. He smiled all the time in court. He enjoyed butchering a Jewish family, one by one.

Abde’s smile reminded me of Hakim Awad, who murdered five members of the Fogel family in Itamar. Ruth Fogel was in the bathroom when Awad killed her husband Udi and their three-month-old sleeping daughter Hadas, slitting the baby’s throat. Awad slaughtered Ruth as she came out of the bathroom, although she fought him bravely. Then he moved into a bedroom where Ruth and Udi’s sons Yoav (11) and Elad (4) were sleeping. He then slit their throats. In court, Awad always smiled at the camera.

According to witnesses, Seifeddine Rezgui, the Tunisian terrorist who slaughtered Western tourists on Sousse Beach, “showed a big smile.”

In Sarissa, Kenya, terrorists were described by survivors as “smiling” while they separated Christian and Muslim students and gunned down the first with kalashnikovs, one by one.

And the Boston Marathon terrorist, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, at the hearing when he was formally sentenced to death, never stopped laughing in front of his victims in court, many of whom remain mutilated.

In 2002, Palestinian attackers attacked a Likud seat at Beit Shean. Seven victims. “I opened the window and I just saw the terrorist standing, he smiled firing in all directions,” said Galit Cohen, eyewitness to the massacre.

The following year, it was during a splendid sunset in Haifa when Henadi Jaradat left his home in Jenin, crossed the Barta checkpoint and accompanied by an Israeli Arab reached the restaurant named Maxim. The last thing the victims saw was a Mephistophelial smile.

The Halamish terrorist’s smile indicates to us the obscene level of current anti-Jewish hatred in the Palestinian Arab world. We have to wipe the smile off their faces.

The terrorist who destroyed the Salomon family shows no remorse. He feels none. He deserves capital punishment. And to be buried at sea, like  Adolf Eichman.

Giulio Meotti
The writer, an Italian journalist with Il Foglio, writes a twice-weekly column for Arutz Sheva. He is the author of the book “A New Shoah”, that researched the personal stories of Israel’s terror victims, published by Encounter and of “J’Accuse: the Vatican Against Israel” published by Mantua Books.. His writing has appeared in publications, such as the Wall Street Journal, Frontpage and Commentary.