The Faces of Evil

The Shin Bet has cleared for publication that they have identified the two suspects they believe are responsible for kidnapping the three boys. They are Hamas operatives Amer Abu Aysha and Marwan Kawasme, who have been missing from Hevron since the kidnapping occurred. 

Their pictures were posted online, and as I looked at them, I felt a sense of revulsion wave over me. On the one hand, to me, they looked like the two operatives/murderers/terrorists that destroyed the lives of the Fogel family. On the other hand, I realized that these two not only apparently kidnapped the boys but are responsible for placing three families in a life-altering state along with all of us, who feel a sense that OUR kids have been kidnapped as well.
Evil…the faces of pure unadulterated evil…these two young Hamas operatives stole three young men and more than likely feel like giant heroes. No doubt that when they are caught, if they are not killed in the process, the PA will be paying them a handsome sum of money while they rot in prison.

They hold the key…they can set these boys free and can return them to their families for that hug that the mothers keep asking to give their sons. They can bring a stop to the tears, the pain, the suffering, the hardship that the families are going through, and that which–by extension–we are all going through. Yes, the Evil Ones can bring about the joy that everyone is waiting to experience.

No mercy may be shown to these terrorists. No mercy may be shown to those who aided and abetted these terrorists. They must be made to pay. Yes, the devil incarnate can be seen in their eyes.

May Hashem lead the IDF to these two…may then be led to the location of the boys and may they be found healthy and ready to come home…immediately!


About the Author
After living in Chicago for 50 years, the last 10 of which Zev Shandalov served as a shul Rav and teacher in local Orthodox schools, his family made Aliya to Maale Adumim in July 2009. Shandalov currently works as a teacher, mostly interacting with individual students.