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Destau Bisset’s family: “Apprehend our father’s murderers!”

Updated: Apr 5

Please click here for a list of posts relating to the mid-May Arab rioting throughout Israel.

Poster announcing the protest

Thursday, September 30, 2021, 11:55 The family of Destau Bisset, z”l, who was murdered in Ramle during Arab riots at the time of Operation Guardian of the Walls, have demanded that Prime Minister Naftali Bennett order the GSS to investigate the murder so that the murderers will be apprehended.

“We have stopped being silent,” say the family, “and we demand that Prime Minister Naftali Bennett immediately order the GSS to investigate the murder. It cannot be that a nationalistically motivated attack, in which an Israeli citizen is murdered only because he is a kippa-wearing Jew, occurs and the police continue to belittle the case and cover up the shocking murder. We will continue to act until our father’s murderers stand trial, and until justice comes to light.”

On Tuesday, October 5, the family will hold a protest opposite the Office of the Prime Minister in Jerusalem under the heading “Destau’s blood is not cheap!” The text of the announcement reads: “Destau, Hy”d, was murdered in a ramming attack at the time of rioting during Operation Guardian of the Walls. Destau’s blood is not cheap! Apprehend our father’s murderers!”

The family also demands that the Prime Minister order an investigation and invites the public to join the protest: “Immediately order the GSS to investigate the murder case of our father, Destau Bisset. The Bisset family has launched a fight for justice! Come protest the injustice with us! Come and demand justice for Destau!”

As of now, two suspects have been investigated in the murder of Destau Bisset, z”l, and released for lack of evidence. Honenu Attorney Chayim Bleicher, who is representing the Bisset family as victims of terror: “This was an intentional murder of a Jew and an abandonment of the victim wallowing in his own blood. It must not be that dangerous murderers continue to walk free. Everything must be done to apprehend the murderers and bring them to trial. The blood of a Jew in the State of Israel is not cheap.”

Destau Bisset, z”l, age 74, was run over by two Arabs riding electric bicycles in Ramle in May, during Operation Guardian of the Walls, and succumbed to his injuries approximately three weeks later. Eyewitnesses to the incident stated that the cyclists intentionally collided with Bisset, attempted to run over people waiting at a bus station and then fled the scene.

Two suspects in the murder have been detained and released. On September 6, Iman Abu Sif was released from remand to house arrest – see here and here for more details. In late July, the police detained a 16-year-old suspected of the murder, but to the dismay of the family, released him after approximately one week of remand. See here and here for more details.

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