David Bedein

Killers of a US Citizen – Freddie Rosenfeld- to be Set Free. Will FBI Nab them?

Number 5 on the list of killers set to be freed by the gov’t of Israel are the killers who murdered Freddie Rosenfeld, an American citizen.

Freddie Rosenfeld was born to Eugene and Ethel Rosenfeld in New York on August 29, 1941.

Freddie moved to Israel in 1968 and volunteered at Kibbutz Masada, where he was injured when a truck he was driving hit a landmine. Following rehabilitation, Freddie began working on archaeological digs in the Ein Bokek area, where he met his wife, Rachel.

On Saturday, June 7, 1989, Freddie went on a hike in the hills near Ariel.

He encountered a group of Arabs on the way who jumped him, stole a knife that he had in his possession, stabbed him to death, and hid his body on the side of the path.

Freddie’s mutilated body was found the next day.

The killers were caught only because Freddie took a picture of his assailants just before they attacked him and, in his dying moments, he had the presence of mind to put the camera in his jacket pocket…

Perhaps Freddie’s last wishes were that his killers should be brought to justice.

Freddie .was 48 at the time of his death. He was survived by his wife and brother.

At the time, our agency provided full news coverage of Freddie’s murder for the foreign press based in Israel.

Now that Israel’s justice system has failed Freddie Rosenfeld, perhaps the US justice system will come through.

US law requires the FBI to investigate any instance in which an American citizen is murdered outside of the US

According to US Law, the FBI can facilitate the arrest and trial of anyone who has murdered an American citizen outside of  US territory. ..

Within 24 hours, Freddie Rosenfeld’s killers will walk free.

This is the time when American citizens can immediately ask the US Embassy in Tel Aviv or ask members of the US Congress to ask the FBI to nab Freddie’s killers and bring them to justice, in accordance with US law.

Freddie Rosenfeld’s dying wishes were that justice be served. That is the least that he deserves..

About the Author
David Bedein, who grew up in Philadelphia and moved to Israel in 1970 at the age of 20, is an MSW community organizer by profession and an expereinced investigative journalist. In 1987 he established the Israel Resource News Agency, with offices at the Beit Agron Int’l Press Center in Jerusalem, where he also serves as Director of the Center for Near East Policy Research. In 1991, Bedein was the special CNN middle east radio correspondent. Since 2001, Bedein has contributed features to the newspaper Makor Rishon. In 2006, Bedein became the foreign correspondent for the Philadelphia Bulletin, writing 1,062 articles until the newspaper ceased operation in 2010. He is the author of " The Genesis of the Palestinian Authority" and "ROADBLOCK TO PEACE- How the UN Perpetuates the Arab-Israeli Conflict: UNRWA policies reconsidered"and the director and producer of the numerous short films about UNRWA policy which can be located at: