The Killers Freed For GILAD: Aziz Salha

The Killers Freed For GILAD is an account of only a handful of terrorists and murders Israel is freeing in order to save one life – the life of Gilad Shalit.

Aziz Salha was freed last Tuesday in a swap deal for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. He was deported to Gaza where he was crowned a hero, hugged as a role model. Salha’s crime however is hardly that of a hero – it is despicable, horror and almsot inhuman.

Aziz Salha is one of the most famous killers in Israel – not by his name, but by his photo. The same one displayed above. His look of joy and contentment, his bloody hands displayed to the crowd is a turning point for many Israeli in the way they view the Palestinians, and the chance for real peace with them. His actions, though not committed alone, recieved the very just title of The Ramallah Lynching.

On October 12, 2000, two Israeli reserve forces soldiers, acting as drivers not combatants (not that anyone cared), took a wrong turn and entered Ramallah. Whereas other soldiers have been redirected before, the two were detained by the Palestinian Authority and taken to a police building nearby. In Ramallah, the word of the Israelis there spread quickly. In a short while, hundreds and more of enraged Palestinians surrounded the building, demanding the soldiers would be killed. They eventually broke into the building, and took the two reserve forces soldiers. What next transpired could not be simply called a killing or even a murder. I don’t think there is a word to describe it, not even lynching.

The reserve forces soldiers were Vadim Nurzhiz and Yossi Avrahami.

I attempt not to find and post their pictures here becuase I am genuinely afriad of what I may find – in 11 years, I have managed to not see the pictures of their bodies quickly posted online.

When Salha  and other Palestianians stormed the building they:

They beat them.

They Stabbed them.

They gouged they eyes.

They dissected them – their bowls, livers and so on displayed to the angry mob.

They threw one dead, disembowleded, gouged body out the window where the mob continued to step on it, to stab it more.

They set one stabbed, disembowleded, gouged body on fire.

They carried their bodies to Al-Manara square and celebrated.


Aziz Salha was arrested in 2001. He confessed to choking one soldiers as the other beat them. He confessed that when he hands were bloody, he stepped out into the window and displayed them for glory. In 2004, he was sentenced to life in prison. In 2011, he was freed in a swap deal. Crowned a hero, stamped a freedom-fighter, handed as a role model to children.


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One Response to “The Killers Freed For GILAD: Aziz Salha”

  1. BeliefInJustice Says:

    This is a very important issue for good people everywhere. If you are interested, you should sign the petition to get these violent criminals re-prosecuted in the U.S., if they killed American citizens:

    Also, see my blog fully dedicated to the issue of prisoners released for Gilad Shalit:

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