On September 16, a Palestinian terrorist stabbed to death Ari Fuld, a prominent pro-Israel advocate and dual American-Israeli citizen, in a heinous and brazen daylight murder outside a shopping mall near Efrat, at the Gush Etzion Junction south of Jerusalem.
Fuld was a 45-year-old father of four best known for being a passionate and articulate defender of Israel, as a combat soldier who enlisted in the IDF and in the war of ideas in the realm of pro-Israel advocacy.
Shamefully, in its coverage on September 18, the National Post’s headline derisively refers to Fuld as a “settler” and states in the article that “critics” had tweeted that “an armed settler is a fair target.” Importantly, there’s no justification for murdering innocents, irrespective of where one chooses to live.
This same article appeared in the following Postmedia newspapers (see print version appended below): Montreal Gazette, Ottawa Citizen, Windsor Star, Saskatoon Star Phoenix, Regina Leader Post, Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal, Vancouver Sun, and London Free Press.
It’s not okay to murder a peaceful Muslim or Christian, whether in Gaza, Haifa, Jerusalem, or elsewhere. And it’s certainly not okay to murder a Jew simply because his family resides in an area that is contested politically.
These claims were not worthy of publication by a respected newspaper like the National Post and the Postmedia chain.