“I thought that I’d got to know the Palestinians well. I’ve made six trips this year and had been going to Ramallah every day for the past 16 days. I thought they were kind, hospitable people,’ Seager related. “I know they are not all like this and I’m a very forgiving person but I’ll never forget this. It was murder of the most barbaric kind. When I think about it, I see that man’s head, all smashed. I know that I’ll have nightmares for the rest of my life.”
Another one of those who participated in the Ramallah lynching, Rami Ibrahim, was also released as part of the Shalit exchange. Ibraham was convicted of entering the police station, repeatedly kicking the dying Israelis, and cooling on the mob to join him in the police station. Ibrahim was sentenced to 40 years. He served less than a quarter of his sentence. Mr. Ibrahim was not among those “honored” as a hero on Wednesday by the Palestinian Authority.