Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Bridge-slay mom grieves ‘every minute’ for son 

The grieving mother whose son was slain on the Brooklyn Bridge 18
years ago because he was Jewish said she feels the pain of her beloved
boy's death "every minute" of every day.

"I miss him," Devorah
Halberstam said of her son, Ari, who died at 16 in a hail of bullets as
the van he and other Hasidic Yeshiva students were riding in approached
the Brooklyn Bridge. "He never had a chance."

Halberstam also
blasted the convicted killer, Rashid Baz, saying he should have faced
hate-crime and terrorism charges to send a message to other would-be
"They knew right away this was an international incident," Halberstam said. "But back then, terrorism wasn't on the radar screen."

The Post reported yesterday, Baz has finally admitted that he shot at
the van carrying Ari in 1994 out of revenge for a West Bank attack by
Israeli settlers on Muslims.


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