The Temple Institute Mourns Together with All of Israel
As the so called "peace talks" were restarted this week in Washington, (September 1), accompanied by the usual cynical pageantry and self-serving speechmaking, the enemies of Israel were busy pursuing their own agenda, brutally murdering four holy Jews in a drive-by slaughter, south of the ancient city of Hevron, the City of the Patriarchs, in the historic land of Judea.
The quadruple murder made varying degrees of mention in the worldwide press, due to its proximity to the above-mentioned gathering in Washington. Yet, invariably, the four Jews murdered were described merely as "four settlers." For much of the mass media today, Jews living in their historic homeland of Judea and Samaria are nothing more than faceless, nameless intruders. Calling these Jews "settlers" serves to dehumanize them, legitimizes attacks against them, and ultimately justifies their murder.
But like all human beings, these four murdered Jews have names: Yitzchak and Talya Imas, Kochava Ben Meir, and Avishai Shindler are their names. Yitzchak and Talya Imas were parents to six children, aged two to twenty-four, and the grandparents of one. Talya was nine months pregnant with the couple’s seventh child. To learn more about Yitzchak, and see pictures taken on the Temple Mount, please click here.