Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Cold Blooded Murder

Even more depressing news from an already depressing part of the world: a Palestinian militant group announced they had "executed" 18 year old Israeli settler Eliyahu Yitzhak Asheri, who had been kidnapped in the West Bank on Sunday. A body found near Ramallah appears to be that of Asheri. More detail here.

I am not going to mince words here - Asheri may have been a settler, but murdering him in cold blood is a completely despicable act. I hope that someone, whether it be the Palestinian authorities or the Israelis, catch the bastards who murdered Asheri and bring them to justice.


Israeli radio is reporting that a West Bank militant has been arrested in connection with Asheri's murder.