Four years after shooting at Tel Aviv youth center where 2 were killed and 11 wounded, police reveal that target of shooting was LGBT community leader who was believed by suspect to have sexually abused his 15-year-old relative.Read the rest over a jpost.com.
A 19-year-old man put on a mask and ran into the Bar Noar LGBT center and began firing in all directions, killing two and wounding 11, in an attempt to avenge the sexual abuse of his 15-year-old relative by a grown man he expected to be at the center, police cleared for publication on Monday.
Police also cleared for publication that the whole investigation was cracked after a witness came forward, a man who was a member of the LGBT community and helped plot the shooting. The witness is not the same member of the community who was arrested last week for the abuse of the minor, and whose identity can still not be revealed.
I personally was surprised that it took the police so long to solve this crime (if indeed, it has really been solved). I am pretty sure that the area where the murders were committed is just full of surveillance cameras.
It has already been pointed out that following the savage murders in Bar Noar, members of the Israeli Left claimed that the murders were a result of incitement against homosexuals by the religious:
For four years, leftists blamed the religious sector, and especially hareidim, for the 2009 double murder in Tel Aviv's Barnoar club, which caters to homosexual youths. A gunman opened fire on youths at the club, killing a young man and a young woman, and leaving others crippled.Mr. Horwitz, it is so much easier to speak the truth than to twist the meaning of words in such a crooked fashion! The murderer did not hate homosexuals. He hated the man who sexually abused his relative!
Now, police have arrested four people in connection with the attack. According to leaks, the police have solid evidence that the attack was carried out by a group of young men with criminal backgrounds in revenge for the alleged rape of their relative, a male youth, by ....
Leftists are in no hurry to apologize for laying the blame at then-Interior Minister Eli Yishai's doorstep, and for assuming that the perpetrators were religious people who hate homosexuals.
Meretz head Zehava Galon said that she was “shocked” by allegations that the attack was not a a hate crime. She insisted that the murderers shot club-goers because of their sexual tendencies. She ignored the false accusations over the last four years.
"Taking a weapon in your hand and shooting up a place is a hate crime,” she said. “The scene of the crime was an institute of the (gay) community.”
MK Nitzan Horwitz also refused to retract the repeated accusations he has made over the years against hareidim regarding the murder, preferring to gloss over his off-the-mark attacks on specific populaiton groups, adding “If this is not a hate crime,” he said, “I do not know what a hate crime is. I do not know what passed through the murderer's mind, but the final result is a very grave hate crime against the gay community.”