Bereaved Israeli families stage mock Passover seder to protest prisoner release

Bereaved Israeli families who protested the release of Palestinian terrorist prisoners on Thursday hold Secretary of State John Kerry (pictured) responsible for prisoner release. Credit: State Department.  

( Bereaved families and victims of Palestinian terrorist attacks staged a mock Passover seder as part of a demonstration outside the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem on Thursday, Israel Hayom reported.

The families and members of the Almagor Terror Victims Association arranged the table with matzot, wine, food, and seder plates, but instead of people sitting at the chairs there were pictures of the 183 victims of the terrorists freed in the last three stages of the Palestinian terrorist prisoner release by Israel, as part of the ongoing U.S.-brokered negotiations with the Palestinian Authority.

At the center of the table was a picture of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, whom the bereaved families hold responsible for releasing the terrorists.

“These are the people that will not be at their families’ Passover seder because they were murdered by the released terrorists,” said Almagor Chairman Meir Indor. “We are here to remind John Kerry, who blamed Israel for the ‘poof’ [of peace talks faltering], of the price that was paid by Israeli society for its goodwill gestures to the Palestinians and the false hopes of politicians. Let us remind Kerry that the ‘poof moment’ is done by the murderers with their bullets and not by building a neighborhood in Gilo in Jerusalem.”

Posted on April 11, 2014 .