Terror victims’ kin protests Shalit deal by defacing Rabin memorial


JERUSALEM (JTA) — A man whose family was killed in a terror attack defaced the memorial in Tel Aviv to assassinated Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in protest of the Shalit prisoner swap.

Shvuel Schijveschuurder, 27, whose parents and three siblings were killed in the 2001 terror attack at the Sbarro restaurant in Jerusalem, attacked the memorial Oct. 13 to protest the Israeli government’s decision to free more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners in a swap for captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.

Two of the prisoners listed among those to be released were involved in the Sbarro attack.

Schijveschuurder was was ordered to stay out of Tel Aviv for 15 days after being questioned by Tel Aviv police and released Friday.

He had spray-painted the words "price tag" and "release Yigal Amir," Rabin’s assassin, on the memorial.

Some 450 of the Palestinian prisoners to be swapped for Shalit are scheduled to be released Tuesday, the same day that Shalit is to be released. 

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