Hallel's father Amichai blew the shofar at the entrance to the Temple Mount and said, "The world needs this heart, otherwise blood will continue to spill. The world is waiting for us to bring the light and banish the darkness."
Mahmoud Abbas is the President of the Palestinian Authority. Both he and his ruling party, Fatah, have repeatedly argued that they only support "peaceful resistance" against Israel. When Palestinians commit murderous assaults against Israelis, they call it a "private" and "spontaneous natural response" to "Israeli aggression."
But are the attacks unplanned, private and spontaneous?
Last Thursday, after a Palestinian terrorist infiltrated Kiryat Arba and murdered 13-year-old Hallel Yaffa Ariel in her home, Shuki Gilboa and others in the community's security team rushed to the scene and confronted the knife-wielding terrorist. The terrorist was shot and killed, but Gilboa was seriously wounded during the confrontation and lost his right eye.