The Aisha al-Rabi Killing: Defining a Victim – The Media Line


For the second time in a year, the Israeli Defense Ministry on Sunday recognized the 2018 West Bank killing of Aisha al-Rabi, 45, as a terrorist attack. However, the ministry has refused to recognize the mother of eight as a “victim of terror, ” as victims need to be either Israeli citizens or have Israeli residency permits to be eligible for the classification. Nabila Kaboub, one of the lawyers representing Rabi’s family, told The Media Line she planned to appeal the decision in order to ensure that Yakoub al-Rabi, the victim’s husband, be considered a victim of terror, as he holds an Israeli residency permit.

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