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Israeli High Court Blocks Destruction of Arab Terrorists’ Homes

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Israel’s High Court of Justice has issued a stay of execution Thursday against the demolition of homes belonging to the Arab terrorists who murdered four Israelis.

The murderers of Malachi Rosenfeld, Danny Gonen, and Rabbi Eitam Henkin and his wife Na’ama still have their homes intact, despite the terrible human destruction they wreaked upon the victims and their families, thanks to Israel’s legal system, even though a demolition order was set to be carried out today (Oct. 22).

The suspension by the Court was issued in response to an appeal by the families of the terrorists filed through a legal loophole which one can request the protection of one’s individual rights.

As a result, the Court ruled it must examine and decide upon each case individually before the demolition orders can go forward.

Hana Levi Julian

Thousands Protest in Front of Prime Minister’s Home, Others Rally at Site of Henkin Murder

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

(JNi.media) An estimated ten thousand Israelis demonstrated Monday night in front of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s residence in Jerusalem, to protest the recent Arab attacks across Israel, NRG reported. The protesters have conduct post-holiday celebrations, dancing in laps with Torah scrolls and waving Israeli flags. Meanwhile, some 300 protesters are rallying at the Beit Furik junction near Shechem, where they on Thursday Naama and Eitam Henkin were murdered by Arab terrorists.

Yossi Dagan, head of the Samaria regional council, who has been demonstrating in front of Netanyahu’s residence since last week, told the rally crowd: “We have come here to shout Enough! Enough! We didn’t go to Obama or to the EU. We are here because the prime minister is in charge. What has gone on will not continue. We won’t let terrorism continue.” Dagan, who met earlier with Prime Minister Netanyahu, with whom he disagrees on the need to bolster the settlements, added: “We are tired of talking, we want action. We are standing here and demanding that Netanyahu give us security. We must pursue Israel’s enemies and strike terror infrastructures. We must establish new settlements in Judea and Samaria and add construction in Jerusalem. We must build a new settlement between Itamar and Elon Moreh (the site of the Henkin murder).”

Tourism Minister Yariv Levin, who spoke at the rally, defended Netanyahu from the harsh criticism against him: “I read on my way here this is a rally against the prime minister. I am sorry to disappoint those who had hoped it would be. We are here to strengthen the government to do the things we believe in. There is a clear, common thread between the terrorist incidents and the words of Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. It is time to comprehend, and to us it was clear from the beginning, the Palestinian Authority is not the solution, it is the heart of the problem.” Levin added: “I am looking forward and hoping to hear tonight about the approval of a zoning plan that will help us defeat terrorism in the most Jewish way — through construction, renewal and growth.”

A resident of Yitzhar who attended with his family the rally near Beit Furik, told NRG: “Beit Furik it one of the villages that raised the largest number of murderers. We are going to show them that we are not afraid and we intend to remain in this country that is all ours. We also have a statement for the army. At the beginning of the evening the army asked us to do the post-holiday Hakafot-laps in a different place. So we’re going to make it clear to the army that we are not going to live in bunkers.”


Hamas Cell Arrested for Murders of Henkin Couple

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Security forces have arrested a five-member Hamas cell from the Shechem area for the cold-blooded drive-by murders of Rabbi Eitam and Naama Henkin last Thursday night in front of their four children.

The cell confessed to the terrorist attacks and told investigators that they also were behind two other recent shooting attacks, which miraculously failed to wound anyone but struck one vehicle.

Police and the IDF arrested other suspected terrorists who were involved in the attack. A gag order was lifted Monday by the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet), which along with the IDF and police arrested the cell Friday night.

The terrorists were identified as:

Ahmed Aliwi, 37, the ringleader and who recruited the terrorists for the cell and provided them with weapons;

Yahya Mohammed Hamad, 24, who shot and killed the Henkins;

Samir Ibrahim Kusa, 33, who was the driver in all three attacks;

Karam Fathi Razek, 23, who also fired at the Henkins; and

Ziad Ziad Jamil Amer, 31, who helped carry out the well-coordinated attack, with two terrorists in the attack vehicle and another member of cell driving a second vehicle to make sure the IDF was not patrolling at the time.

After the killers stopped the Henkins’ car with gunfire, they left their vehicle and fired at the Henkin family at almost point-black range. The young children, the youngest a baby,were sitting in the back seat and were not wounded while watching their parents shot to death.

A mishap in the terrorist operation may have helped the Shin Bet to trace the gang. Razak was accidentally shot by one of the members of his cell and dropped his pistol, which was found by security forces.

Killers of the Henkin couple.

Killers of the Henkin couple.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

The Henkin z”l Children Tzedaka Fund

Sunday, October 4th, 2015

OneFamily has set up a fund to help the Henkin family orphans. The One Israel Fund is a recognized charity with a long record of helping terror victims.

Eitam and Na’ama Henkin of Neria, were murdered in a drive-by shooting attack on the road between Itamar and Elon Moreh on October 1st 2015.

Their four children were in the car during the attack:

Matan Hillel 9,
Nitzan Yitzchak 7,
Neta Eliezer 4 and
Itamar, a nursing child only 4 months old.

They have a lifetime ahead of them without parents to care for them.


To make a donation go to: https://secure.onefamilyfund.org/henkinchildrenfund

Jewish Press News Briefs

Heartache and Questions Follow Israeli Parents’ Horrifying Murder by Palestinian Gunmen

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

JERUSALEM (Tazpit) – Following the horrifying terror attack that took the lives of two parents from the Neria community on Thursday night, thousands of people came to pay their respects to the murdered couple, Naama, 30, and Eitam Henkin, 31, who were buried on Friday morning, October 2 in Jerusalem. Their nine-year-old son, Matan, in between tears, struggled to recite the mourner’s Kaddish prayer for his parents.

Matan and his siblings, Nitzan, age 7, Netta, age 4, and four-month-old baby Itamar , witnessed the gunning down of their parents as they were driving near the Palestinian village of Beit Furik last night near the Itamar and Elon Moreh communities in Samaria. The gunshots were fired from a moving Palestinian vehicle, and the terrorists still remain at large as of Friday.

“You should be eulogizing me and not the opposite, mother to her son,” said Rabbanit Chana Henkin who made aliyah with her husband Rabbi Yehuda Henkin from the United States during the 1970s.

The grieving mother spoke of the appreciation she had of her son’s character and accomplishments in the world of Torah study and values. Her son, who was a rabbi, had recently completed his second book on Jewish law related to the Sabbath and was a prolific writer of Jewish history and Jewish law.

“You never complained about anything,” said Rabbanit Henkin, who herself is the founder and dean of the Nishmat Institute in Jerusalem for women, where her son also taught. “Both you and Naama shared a great love between you.”

“The children were saved by a miracle,” continued Rabbanit Henkin. “The 4-month-old baby will not remember his mother’s love, but I hope the rest of her children do. She was a very special and fragile woman; a wonderful mother.”

“I don’t understand G-d’s deliberations,” said the father, Rabbi Yehuda Henkin in his eulogy.

Thousands of people came to the couple’s funeral including Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau, Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef and fellow residents from the Neriya community in the Binyamin region where the Heinkin family lived. President Rivlin recounted how Naama, who owned a successful graphic design business, had recently written him a letter following the murder of Danny Gonen who was killed in a Palestinian terror attack in the Binyamin region earlier in June.

“She signed the letter ‘from a citizen who cares,’” said President Rivlin. “I wrote Naama back…that we are responsible for our security and for the security of our citizens” said the Israeli president. “I promised that I would continue to hug the victims of terror in homes where the light went out forever. I never imagined that in your home, the light would go out and that I, we, would hug your orphan kids.”

“She was such a talented person and a good friend,” Naama, a resident of Neriya and a friend of the victim, told Tazpit. “We just celebrated her 30th birthday. How can something like this happen?” she asked.

U.S. Ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro tweeted on his Twitter account: “We strongly condemn the murders of Eitam & Naama Henkin, z”l, which orphaned their children. Support efforts 2 bring terrorists 2 justice.” The U.S. ambassador also tweeted a message in Hebrew, stating that there were no words that could comfort the orphaned children.

“Will the country continue to be silent after this tragedy? What’s next? There are so many question marks and no answers,” Naama told Tazpit. “We have every right to live here in security – we shouldn’t have to suffer like this.”

Anav Silverman, Tazpit News Agency

President Rivlin Joins Thousands at Funerals of Henkin Couple

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Thousands of Israelis, including President Reuven Rivlin and Chief Rabbi David Lau, joined thousands of mourners at the funeral Friday for Palestinian Authority terror victims Rabbi Eitam and Naama Henkin.

The family requested that the funeral not be broadcast live.

Cabinet ministers and Knesset Members also were present.

The couple, leaving behind four small children from the ages of 8 months to 9 years, was buried at Har HaMenuchot Cemetery in Jerusalem.

Rabbi Henkin’s parents were born in the United States and made Aliyah to Israel. His father was a learned rabbi and author, and his mother founded the Nishmat Torah studies program for women in Jerusalem.

Rabbi Henkin also was a Torah scholar and served in the IDF Golani Combat Brigade. His wife Naama was a graphic artist and the daughter of an IDF officer who served in the elite commando unit.

Rabbi Lau said before the funeral:

You think about the children, you wonder who will bless them Erev Shabbat.

Who will be with them during the celebration of this holiday?

The pain is immense, but despite this pain, perhaps the People of Israel will decide that we are happy on the holiday.

Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel said:

This is a day of celebration of the holiday but also a difficult day for all of the people of Israel. This is a disgrace to the State of Israel. Terror continues in Jerusalem, on the Temple Mount, and throughout the country.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

Arab Gunmen Murder Jewish Couple as their Children Watch

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

(JNi.media) According to Israeli security forces, the Arab gunmen approached the car between Itamar and Elon Moreh in Samaria, and shot Rabbi Eitam Henkin and his wife Na’ama (Eitam is a US citizen)—at close range. The description came from the couple’s four children, ages four months to nine years, who were in the back seat. The assumption is that the terrorists did not notice children.

The US State Dept. issued a statement saying “the United States strongly condemns the terrorist attack that took place late Thursday evening in the West Bank. The shooting resulted in the death of an Israeli couple who were driving with their young children. We extend our condolences to the victims’ family. We urge all sides to maintain calm, avoid escalating tensions in the wake of this tragedy, and work together to bring the perpetrators to justice.”

A large demonstration is planned for 11 AM at the Tapuach junction in Judea and Samaria—to coincide with the funeral of the murdered parents in Jerusalem. Through the night there have been clashes between Jews and Arabs in Judea and Samaria, even as security forces were circling local villages, looking for the suspects.

Rabbi Eitam is the son of Chana Henkin, founder of the Nishmat Institute for Advanced Jewish Studies for Women in Jerusalem. Eitam’s father is Rabbi Yehuda Henkin, a posek (scholar of Jewish law) and author of the four volume set of responsa, Bnai Banim. The Henkins are a scion of Rabbi Rabbi Yosef Eliyahu Henkin, a prominent Orthodox rabbi in the US in the first half of the 20th century.

“The scene was very hard to watch,” paramedic Boaz Malka told NRG. “We saw a car in the center of the road, with a man in his thirties lying next to it with upper body injuries. In the car, a woman, also in her thirties, also with serious injuries to her upper body. They showed no signs of life, and unfortunately we had to pronounce them dead on the spot.”

The United Nation’s Office for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) documented fourteen Arab attacks which resulted in injury to Jews between Sept. 15 -28, the most violent week since February. Arabs have been responsible for the deaths of four Israelis in Judea and Samaria this year, according to OCHA.

Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, the military wing of Fatah, claimed responsibility for the couple’s murder. A spokesman for Hamas’ military wing in Gaza, welcomed the murder and said it’s a natural reaction against the “Israeli crimes,” adding that this attack is just the beginning.

In a special statement to the media, hours after his speech at the UN General Assembly in New York, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said late Thursday night that the attack was “a result of Palestinian incitement that leads to terrorism and murder.” He added that “the killers knew they were murdering a father and a mother, because their children were there. This is a difficult day for Israel. This is an especially brutal murder.”


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