Friday, September 28, 2007

File this under - you can run, but you cannot hide

I meant to comment on this story yesterday but time was a little too tight. Ynet News:
IDF forces in Nablus on Wednesday arrested 36-year-old Tanzim member Hayman Zaban, who was involved in carrying out the lynch in Ramallah some seven years ago in which Israeli reserve soldiers Vadim Nurzhitz and Yossi Avrahami were killed. Zaban is the last of the suspects in the incident to be arrested, and was transferred to defense forces for investigation.

"Zaban was shocked when the soldiers came to arrest him," an IDF official said, adding that the Tanzim member was unaware that Israeli security forces were still on his trail. The military said Zaban had eluded IDF forces up until now by moving from one West Bank city to another. Following the lynching, then-Prime Minister Ehud Barak vowed that the IDF would reach all those involved.

Nurzhitz and Avrahami entered Ramallah by mistake while driving to an IDF base in the area. They were stopped by Palestinian officers and taken to the local police station, where they were beaten and stabbed to death by an angry mob that stormed the station while hundreds of locals cheered the killers on.
Justice will not ever be fully rendered for Nurzhitz and Avrahami in this life, but a start could be made if someone could be found to restrain Olmert from freeing him in the future.

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