Free Daniel and Fight Arab Terror
by Shmuel Ben Yakov
The Committee for the Freedom of Daniel Pinner has launched a chain-email campaign in the hope of reaching one million Jewish and Israeli emails, in a grassroots effort to demand Daniel's release.
Daniel Pinner an English immigrant to Israel will be sentenced in Beer Sheba's District Court THIS THURSDAY AT 1:00 PM by The Honorable Justice Rachel Barkai. Daniel, has been languishing in jail for the past 9 months after being convicted of shooting at an Arab. Daniel, went to Gush Katif before the expulsion as a volunteer electrician. Shortly after he arrived, a group of Arab marauders attacked Jews on the shore, near the hotel. Daniel claims that he only shot in the air to disperse the Arab attackers. The judge favored the testimonies given by several Arabs, despite countless contradictions in their testimonies.
Daniel's friends insist that the battle to free Daniel Pinner is not just a battle for justice and freedom for Daniel, it is part of the greater war against Arab terrorism. We should not ask after the next Arab terrorist attack "succeeds", "Why did armed Jews hesitate using their weapons to kill the terrorist?" A harsh sentence against Daniel Pinner will further chop away at Israel's already damaged deterrent image. A harsh sentence against Daniel means more Jews will hesitate to use their arms to fight against Arab attackers and that more Arabs will continue with their evil plot to kill Jews.
In several recent terrorist attacks armed Jews on the scene explained that they did not shoot to prevent the attack because they were frightened to be brought on trial if they could not prove that a clear and indisputable danger existed. We all know the fatal results of the Netanya attack in December and in the more recent attack in Petach Tiqwa.
In view of the facts, freedom for Daniel is not only a question of justice but also a deterrent to Arab terror.
It is for this reason that the Committee for Daniel's Freedom has sent out thousands of emails in a last-minute desperate effort, in the remaining hours and days before Justice Rachel Barkai makes her final decision imploring everyone and anyone to send the Hon. Judge Rachel Barkai a letter or fax urging her to release Daniel and to suffice with the time he has already served. Sentencing is THIS Thursday. He has already been languishing in an Israeli jail for 9 months.
The fax number of the Beer Sheba Court House is: 086470339 from abroad you would need to dial 0119728 6470339 (Attention Hon. Judge Rachel Barkai). If you can't send the fax, send us the email and we will print it out and fax it for you. Emails can be sent to MishalLYisrael@yahoo.com
Daniel's friends and family are urging the pro-Israel public to come out in force for the sentencing, this Thursday March 23, at 13.00 PM in Beer Sheba District Court and to PLEASE FORWARD THIS EMAIL and information TO EVERYONE AND ANYONE WHO COULD SEND A LETTER AND IN TURN FORWARD IT OUT!