Amos Schocken, the publisher of the “Eretz” newspaper, caused a stir after he commented on Twitter yesterday about the murder of the late Shalhevet Pes that occurred in Hebron in 2001, and wrote that she was “killed because of the irresponsibility of her parents who thought it was possible to raise children in a fighting environment” Itzik Fess, Shalhevet’s father, commented today (Tuesday) on Ben Caspit’s program and Winon Magal on 103FM, saying: “I was in the market from his tweet.” He said it was much more than politics: Our basics as human beings. “
Fess was murdered in the yard of the Avraham Avinu neighborhood 20 years ago, when the killer sniper was on a hill opposite. Her father recounted the tragic event: “We were a young couple, Uriah my wife and I. Shalhevet was our eldest and only daughter at the time. Uriah was in advanced pregnancy and we went to visit her grandparents, Uriah’s parents who lived in the Avraham Avinu neighborhood. At the entrance I took the cart, Shalhevet was a daughter “10 months. I felt pain in my leg, I turned my gaze and saw that I had received a bullet in my leg.”
Pess continued: “In the first second you do not understand who what, I lay behind a position and Uriah came, to take the flame from the cart, and when she picks it up to seek shelter she actually sees that the bullet, the same bullet, passed through me and hit a flame’s lung. I was evacuated to hospital under fire. Very heavy even though I understand inside me what that means. I also saw out of the corner of my eye since our doctor had started doing CPR. “The heart refuses to believe and you hold on to all kinds of hopes, maybe it’s still not what it seems.”
He added: “She was killed on the spot. Today we have five children, God willing. The eldest was born several months after the murder.”
On Schocken’s tweets, Pess said: “I do not know which is more serious, the first or the second statement. I was in the market, I had no idea where it came from. There is a limit to how much a person can go down. I was shocked to the depths of my soul. “To argue, confrontation, we are all human beings and then apologize. But to write things in cold blood?
“We can talk about the righteousness of the road, our land of Israel and there is a right for a Jew to live everywhere,” the father continued. “But I go to my personal section – there are things that are beyond politics. To write such a thing to a bereaved father, who saw my daughter murdered right in my hands, and accuse me of this thing? It’s no longer politics. It’s really auto-anti-Semitism. There are no red lines in the world? “It is a shame and a disgrace. I have not heard any condemnation either. It is far beyond politics, it is our most basic values as human beings.”
Assisted in the preparation of the article: Ofri Glichman, 103fm