Israel's Ever-More Sadistic Reprisals Help Shore up a Sense of Victimhood

Cook, Jonathan
http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/07/13/israels-ever-more-sadistic-reprisals-help-shore-up-a-sense-of-victimhood/

Publisher:  Counterpunch
Date Written:  13/07/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX21066

Israel argues that a potential attacker can only be dissuaded by knowing his loved ones will suffer harsh retribution.

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The panic and cruelty plumbed new depths last week, when Israeli officials launched a $2.3 million lawsuit against the family of Fadi Qanbar, who crashed a truck into soldiers in Jerusalem in January, killing four. He was shot dead at the scene.

The suit demands that his widow, Tahani, reimburse the state for the compensation it awarded the soldiers' families. If she cannot raise the astronomic sum, the debt will pass to her four children, the oldest of whom is currently only seven.