From an office in the Tel Aviv suburb of Ramat Gan, Nitsana Darshan-Leitner is combating terrorism. As founder and director of the Shurat HaDin – Israel Law Center, she is using the U.S. legal system to find justice for victims of violent Islamic extremism, representing American families because the U.S. Department of Justice won’t do its job.
Over two weeks have passed since Hamas West Bank commander, Saleh al-Arouri bragged to attendees at an Islamic cleric’s conference in Turkey that Hamas’ Qassam Brigades had carried out the June kidnapping and murder of American citizen Naftali Fraenkel and Israeli teenagers Eyal Yifrach and Gil-ad Shaar.
Al-Arouri’s confession was caught on video. As the leader of the terror group’s activities in the West Bank where the kidnapping and slaughter took place, he is responsible for this act of barbarism. So why hasn’t Attorney General Eric Holder begun the extradition process to bring al-Arouri back to the U.S. from Turkey?
I don’t have that answer and I have called and emailed his office to find out. So far only silence.
Darshan-Leitner is not remaining silent – using the law and treaties between nations to seek justice that so far our government has shown no interest in pursuing.