Terrorist Issa Abd Rabbo murdered two Israeli university students, Ron Levi and Revital Seri, who were hiking south of Jerusalem on Oct. 22, 1984. He tied them up at gunpoint, put bags over their heads, and then shot both in the head. He was serving two life sentences until he was released in October 2013 as one of 104 terrorists whom Israel agreed to release to fulfill the PA’s precondition for renewing negotiations.
Recently, official Palestinian Authority daily honored Issa Abd Rabbo with an interview, reporting that the murderer “has enthusiastically resumed his hobby [of collecting stamps], which the occupation had prevented him from [pursuing] during the 30 years he spent in the occupation’s prisons.” In the interview, Abd Rabbo complained of the “many restrictions” in prison that made it “difficult for me to pursue [my] hobby.”:
“I’m proud of the stamps I collected in prison, but it was difficult for me to pursue [my] hobby in prison, because there were many restrictions, few letters arrived, and the [poor] quality of the stamps. Prison also affects our hobbies, and I had no special albums to put the stamps in properly, so I put them in an envelope – the same one that left prison with me.”
Recently, Palestinian Media Watch reported on another interview with Abd Rabbo in which he calmly described his murder of the two young Israeli civilians:
“I tied them up of course and then sentenced them to death by shooting, in the name of the revolution. I shot them, one bullet each, and went [hiding] in the mountains…”
This story once again shows how Israel oppresses terrorists. Rabbo murdered two people and Israel didn’t accommodate his stamp collecting hobby.
If Israel were a truly moral state, like the Palestinian Authority, it would have shot him, just like he shot the students, and his future victims would live on to collect their own stamps.