Mother of brothers murdered in attack criticizes crowdfunding campaign for Huwara

The mother of two young brothers killed in a terror attack this week has criticized a crowdfunding campaign seeking donations for Huwara, the village where the attack occurred, after rampaging settlers set fire to numerous cars and buildings in response.

Labor party member Yaya Fink launched an online crowdfunding campaign the morning after the riot in which a 37-year-old Palestinian man was killed, some three hundred were wounded — four of them seriously — and dozens of buildings and vehicles were torched. The riot came hours after the two Israeli brothers were killed in a terror shooting in Huwara. The Yaniv brothers’ killer has not yet been caught.

The brothers’ mother, Esti Yaniv, says in a video posted online today: “I get up every morning looking out at the village of murderers Huwara, where the murderer of my sons is walking around. The village of murderers, where treats were handed out [to celebrate the murder].”

She says she is “horrified” by the crowdfunding effort, “a backward campaign for the people who handed out baklawas after the murder of my children.”

Speaking to Channel 12 in response, Fink notes that he does “50 days of reserve duty a year” in which he fights Palestinian terror, and says: “I still think, even if I’ll be the last one to say it, that we need to fight terrorists and eliminate them, but there are innocents among Palestinians, and those who burn down their homes and burn innocents have forgotten their humanity and forgotten how to be Jewish.”

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