As have all who stand for Israel, we mourned the senseless and horrific murder of Rabbi Raziel Shevach, killed in a recent terrorist shooting in the West Bank. And we applauded the efforts of the IDF who, as reported in the Daily Dispatch, conducted a raid that led to the death of the terrorist who murdered the rabbi and father of six. But, as The Jewish Press' Mara Vigevani reports, we are heartened by the message that the rabbi's widow is spreading - one not of revenge, but of hope in the continued growth of the Holy Land their family calls home:
Yael Shevach, widow of Rabbi Raziel Shevach, z’l, the 35-year-old father of six murdered by Palestinian Authority terrorists earlier this month, applauded Israeli security forces Thursday morning for killing and capturing the terrorists.
Wishing a speedy recovery to the two Border Guard Police special forces soldiers injured in the shootout, Shevach said her consolation would not be revenge, but the legalization of the Havat Gilad community where she lived with Raziel and near which he was shot dead on January 9.
“Our consolation is not revenge, but building the land of Israel, “ she said. “I ask the prime minister to break the silence and adopt the proposal of the defense minister to legalize Havat Gilad. This is our consolation, this is our request, this is the true answer to the murder of my beloved husband and the father of my children...”