“Daqamseh arrived before dawn Sunday in his home village of Ibdir in northern Jordan. Amateur video posted online showed him being surrounded by singing and dancing men, some kissing him on the cheek.”
Those celebrations, plus the very fact that he was released after serving only twenty years, show the depth of Islamic Jew-hatred in Jordan, and the real value of its peace treaty with Israel.
Islamic Jew-hatred: it’s in the Qur’an.
“Jordan releases soldier who killed 7 Israeli girls in 1997,” by Omar Akour, Associated Press, March 12, 2017:
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A Jordanian soldier who killed seven Israeli schoolgirls in a 1997 shooting rampage was released Sunday, after serving 20 years in prison.
Ahmed Daqamseh opened fire on the eighth graders while they were on a class trip to the scenic “Island of Peace” border post, killing seven girls and wounding seven others. A Jordanian court later deemed Daqamseh mentally unstable and sentenced him to life in prison, rather than imposing the death penalty.
Daqamseh arrived before dawn Sunday in his home village of Ibdir in northern Jordan. Amateur video posted online showed him being surrounded by singing and dancing men, some kissing him on the cheek.
Jordan had announced several days ago that Daqamseh would be released this week, after completing his term. In Jordan, life terms are not open-ended, and prisoners can be released after 20 years.
There was no immediate Israeli government reaction Sunday. In 2011, Israel had summoned Jordan’s ambassador to express anger after the kingdom’s then-justice minister called for Daqamseh’s early release.
Yisrael Fatihi, whose 13-year-old daughter Sivan was killed in the attack, told Israel Radio on Sunday that he had been informed by the Israeli embassy in Jordan last week that Daqamseh’s release was imminent.
“It is unfortunate, but this is the situation,” Fatihi said.
After the shooting, Jordan’s King Hussein — the late father of the current king, Abdullah II — rushed to Israel and paid condolence visits to the girls’ families, a gesture that touched many Israelis at the time. The girls were from the town of Beit Shemesh in central Israel….
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