Emotions ran high on Sunday when President Reuven Rivlin visited the city of Kafr Kasim in the Triangle in Central Israel. Kafr Kasim in October 1956, was the scene of a massacre in which 49 men, women and children plus an unborn baby were killed by Israeli Border Police. Many more were wounded. The residents of Kafr Kasim have borne the pain of the massacre for 58 years while waiting for the State of Israel to acknowledge that it was an act of terror and not a work accident, said Kafr Kasim Mayor Adel Badir.
“People who were wounded are asking you to take responsibility as president of the State of Israel and to admit that this was an act of terror and not a work accident,” Badir told Rivlin in a voice that choked with sorrow and anger.