Photo Credit: Hillel Maeir / TPS
Yael Shevach, widow of Rabbi Raziel Shevach, z'l, after funeral on Jan. 10, 2018 at Havat Gilad

by Mara Vigevani

Yael Shevach, widow of Rabbi Raziel Shevach, z’l, the 35-year-old father of six murdered by Palestinian Authority terrorists earlier this month, applauded Israeli security forces Thursday morning for killing and capturing the terrorists.


Wishing a speedy recovery to the two Border Guard Police special forces soldiers injured in the shootout, Shevach said her consolation would not be revenge, but the legalization of the Havat Gilad community where she lived with Raziel and near which he was shot dead on January 9.

“Our consolation is not revenge, but building the land of Israel, “ she said. “I ask the prime minister to break the silence and adopt the proposal of the defense minister to legalize Havat Gilad. This is our consolation, this is our request, this is the true answer to the murder of my beloved husband and the father of my children.”

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said last week that he had put in motion legislation that would legalize the outpost.

Following the operation, Liberman said terrorists must know “they have no place to hide.”

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu expressed a similar sentiment when he said from India, where he is currently on a six-day tour: “We will reach anyone who tries to harm the citizens of Israel, and the State of Israel will bring them to justice.”

Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett wrote on Twitter: Every terrorist knows that he has no hiding place. The State of Israel will track them down until they are captured or eliminated.”