Commemoration of Vicki Hen starts each July 4th United States Independence Day.

July 4 2014 - Vicki's pix

Vicki's memorial place at LAX, Los Angeles

Vicki’s memorial place at LAX, Los Angeles

Each year, for the past 12 years, on July 4th, before we start celebrating the birth of a wonderful nation, at 11:20am, the time Vicki Hen was fatally shot, we commemorate the terror murder of Vicki. And so we did this year on a rather hot Friday morning. The memorial service in photos speaks volume.

Rachel and Avi Hen the bereaved parents

Rachel and Avi Hen the bereaved parents

The crowd, among them Israel consul General David Segal and Elan Carr candidate for congress, still shocked from the recent terror murder of three Israeli teens, bowed head once again.

At 11.20 am one moment of silence for Vicki Hen. From R-brother Udi, mother Rachel, Israel Consul General David Segal, father Avi, congress candidate Elan Carr, Israel's Consul Consular Danny Gadot

At 11.20 am one moment of silence for Vicki Hen. From R-brother Udi, mother Rachel, Israel Consul General David Segal, father Avi, congress candidate Elan Carr, Israel’s Consul Consular Danny Gadot

From R-Pastor Ramin Parsa, Rabbi Zvi Block, brother Udi Hen, El-Al Station Manager at the time of the terror attack Klaus Benamy-Heckel, parents Avi & Rachel Hen, Israel consul general David Segal, Leehy Shaar aunt of murdered teen Gil-ad Shaar, moderator Scott Jacobs, Congress Candidate Elan Carr

From R-Pastor Ramin Parsa, Rabbi Zvi Block, brother Udi Hen, El-Al Station Manager at the time of the terror attack Klaus Benamy-Heckel, parents Avi & Rachel Hen, Israel consul general David Segal, Leehy Shaar aunt of murdered teen Gil-ad Shaar, moderator Scott Jacobs, Congress Candidate Elan Carr

 Israel consul general David Segal speaks

Israel consul general David Segal speaks

Candidate for congress Elan Carr speaks

Candidate for congress Elan Carr speaks

Hesham Mohamed Hadayet was a 41 year old terrorist. He was an Egyptian Jihadist who belonged to the al Qaeda’s Operational Arm but he lived free in Southern California, in the United States. We would have not known about his jihad cell but if not that his target was the El Al – the national airline of the Jewish state Israel – counter, which he attacked on July 4th 2002.

His victims ended up being, Victoria (Vicky) Hen, who worked at the El-Al counter, at Bradley International Terminal of LAX, Los Angeles, and was fatally shot by this deranged Egyptian-born Moslem terrorist, and Yaacov Amidinov, 46, who accompanied a friend to the airport for his El-Al flight to Tel Aviv when the terrorist’s bullet took his life.

Vicki was only 25 years of age when she was gunned down in the first Islamic act of terror on the West Coast of the USA. Vicki was a victim of Islamo-terror. And why was she such a victim? Because she was Jewish and she worked at the counter of the Jewish state, Israel, national airlines.

The question is, how many more innocent Jewish and Israeli people will be senselessly murdered or maimed on the altar of Islam Jew hatred before we end it?

 L-Leehy Shaar, aunt of murdered teen Gil-Aa Shaar and Rachel Hen, mother of murdered Vicki Hen

L-Leehy Shaar, aunt of murdered teen Gil-Aa Shaar and Rachel Hen, mother of murdered Vicki Hen

Our Jewish sages said that where there is evil and mayhem there is no sense of talking about peace. It is time to say enough, time to rise up and unite to demand strength, freedom, and decency before peace. We do not need peace right now, it relegates second place; we need strength and peace will come.

As we are witnessing today, Islam aggression directed at Jews never ends with the Jews. It did not with Nazi Germany, or Moslems who flew airplanes into the Trade Center buildings in New York, or, Christians killed in Moslem lands and the latest, this month, three innocent Israeli teenagers brutally murdered on Israeli land.

We live in an era of war between darkness and light in which Israel and the West are the target. Time to stand up and be counted; we must eradicate this malignant tumor of Islam terror everywhere.

May Vicki’s soul guide us.

Rabbi Zvi Block, of Congregation Toras Hashem, Valley Village spekas

Rabbi Zvi Block, of Congregation Toras Hashem, Valley Village spekas

Klaus Benamy-Hackel, El Al station manager at the time of the terror attack speaks

Klaus Benamy-Hackel, El Al station manager at the time of the terror attack speaks

Vicki's father Avi Hen speaks

Vicki’s father Avi Hen speaks

From L-Consul consular Danny Gadot, Israel's Consul General David Segal, Leehy Shaar aunt of murdered Gil-Ad Shaar, Daryl Temkin

From L-Consul consular Danny Gadot, Israel’s Consul General David Segal, Leehy Shaar aunt of murdered Gil-Ad Shaar, Daryl Temkin