When Revenge Comes First

Eye-for-an-eye violence between settlers and Palestinians mocks the idea of coexistence

Perhaps the most significant thing about Mordechai Lapid's death was not who ^ killed him, but where they did it. A Jewish settler from the West Bank town of Hebron, Lapid was standing at a bus stop with four of his 15 children last Monday night when several Palestinian gunmen opened fire from a passing car, cutting down Lapid and his eldest son. Just a few yards from where their bodies lay, bloodstains marked the spot where 48 hours earlier a group of Lapid's fellow settlers had stopped a car for no reason and shot into the passenger seat, killing Talal...

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