The US gov’t is obligated to arrest anyone who has murdered an American overseas.
This would be an appropriate time to contact appropriate congress people to demand that the US arrest Dr. Applebaum’s murderer during his visit to South Africa.
From: THE SOUTH AFRICAN ZIONIST FEDERATION
Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2012 12:03 PM
Subject: PRESS RELEASE – DR ABDUL AZIZ UMAR
Dear Community Member
Please find below a press statement from the SA Zionist Federation relating to the presence in our country of Dr Abdul Aziz Umar, who was released last year from an Israeli prison as part of the prisoner exchange swap.
According to a Cape Times article (06/03/12), Dr Umar claims that he was arrested by the Israeli’s for “spreading new and strange ideas in his intellectual and academic works”.
In reality he was sentenced to 7 life sentences for the murder of 7 Israeli civilians in Café Hillel in Tel Aviv, amongst them Nava Appelbaum who was having coffee with her father, renowned ICU specialist Dr David Appelbaum the day before her wedding.
Dr Umar is in the country as the guest of the Al Quds Foundation of South Africa.
SOUTH AFRICAN ZIONIST FEDERATION
8 MARCH 2012
DR ABDUL AZIA UMAR
Former Palestinian prisoner Dr Abdul Aziz Umar, who is visiting Cape Town to give a series of lectures, has claimed that he was arrested by the Israelis for “spreading new and strange ideas” in his academic works.
The reality is very different
The real reason why Umar was sentenced to seven life sentences by Israel in 2004 was because of his participation in the Café Hillel bombings in Jerusalem on 9 September 2003. Seven Israeli civilians were killed in this cold-blooded terrorist attack. They included Dr David Appelbaum, head of the emergency room at Shaare Zedek Medical Centre and his daughter Nava, who was to have been married the following day.
Whilst in prison, Umar was allowed to further his academic qualifications by studying through an Israeli university, at the Israeli tax payer’s expense. He was freed last year as part on a prisoner exchange deal, in which hundreds of Palestinian prisoners were released in exchange for a single Israeli one.
Those responsible for bringing Abdul Aziz Umar to South Africa have falsely depicted him as an innocent victim of Israeli oppression and prison brutality. The truth is that he is a convicted terrorist with innocent blood on his hands. He has never expressed any remorse for his murderous actions, and he remains a committed supporter of terrorist violence against Israel.
The South African Zionist Federation questions the motivations and the morality of bringing someone with Umar’s record to South Africa. There can be no place in our country for those who propagate hatred and falsehood and who have chosen the path of violence over that of peace.
South African Zionist Federation