A jailed Jewish terrorist urged friends of a murdered West Bank settler not to seek revenge. Shlomo Dvir, who is serving a 15-year prison sentence for plotting to blow up an Arab school in 2002, is from Bat Ayin, a West Bank settlement that lost resident Erez Levanon to a Palestinian stabbing attack this week. Yediot Achronot on Wednesday published excerpts from a letter Dvir sent to his former neighbors, exhorting them not to take the law into their own hands. “I ask all the residents and young people not to harm Arabs!” Dvir wrote. “Let the security forces catch the murderers and deal with them. A private individual who takes action can harm only himself, his family and the State of Israel and the general process of redemption.”
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