Thursday, October 11, 2018, 11:25 During the late morning hours of Thursday, October 11, the Be’er Sheva District Court accepted the appeal by the State of Israel and canceled the parole board’s decision to reduce the sentence of Hani Dari, who was convicted of transporting the terrorist who murdered border policewoman Hadas Malka, Hy”d, and ruled that Dari would remain in prison. Honenu Attorney Chayim Bleicher, who has been assisting the family with realizing their rights as victims of terror, stated that, “Once again it has been proven that there is the utmost importance in letting the voices of terror victims and of Israeli citizens who are suffering from terror, be heard. We see in this ruling a statement that the security of Israeli citizens and sensitivity to their suffering as victims of terror takes precedence over considerations of the well-being of terrorists and their accomplices.” At the deliberation Malka’s family submitted a letter, to the panel of judges, in which they demanded that the release of the terrorist be canceled. The court accepted their demand. In their decision the judges noted that there was a flaw in the decision by the parole board and that if it had not been for the acts of the prisoner, the terror attack would have probably been prevented. They also noted that being as he is an Israeli citizen, the bus owner should have exercised the utmost responsibility for security matters. The circuitous route the bus took, from the Dead Sea Road, to Arad and on Route 6 was designed to make it difficult for the security forces to prevent the entrance to Israel of the passengers who did not have entry permits. At the close of the deliberation, Arab Israeli citizens, possibly relatives of the accomplice, gestured the “V” for victory sign towards Malka’s father and called out in Arabic as he was making a statement to the media outside of the courthouse.
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