1,000 students at the Amit Lehava Girls’ School send petition to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon asking him to condemn the firebombing attack that severely burned their 11 yr-old friend, adding, “Ignoring is the same thing as silently supporting.”
By Yael Branovsky & Meital Yasur Beit-Or
Students at Amit Lehava girls’ school in Kedumim wrote a petition to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon asking him to condemn the attackers who threw a Molotov cocktail at 11-year-old Ayala Shapira and her father as they were driving in Samaria, causing the young girl massive burns.
The petition, signed by about 1,000 students, reads, “Ignoring [this incident] is the same thing as silently supporting [it].”
Ayala Shapira (right), before terrorist attack – Photo Courtesy: The Shapira family
Shapira is still hospitalized in the intensive care unit at Sheba Medical Center after last week’s attack. She is in an induced coma as doctors continue to treat severe burns all over her body.
Hannah Elster, one of the students leading the initiative, said, “We decided that we could not be silent and we had to make our demand for our right to live — even in Samaria — heard.”
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