That the Palestinian Authority thought to rewards this would-be killer and give his family blood money shows much of what is wrong in their society.
To set the record straight, Samoudy was not a martyr but an idiot; he was not a hero but a wannabe killer who failed even in that. Chaim's friends have been cleared by the army of any operational errors. They attempted to warn Samoudy. They shot in the air; apparently, he was too stupid or too brainwashed to realize it and so he moves to the next world and real justice. I doubt the $2,000 will help him on his judgment day.
May the soldiers of Chaim's unit be blessed with health and life and safety and may Samoudy's family remember that there is no reward for murder and terror in the next life.
Abbas gives terrorist's family $2000
by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
Earlier this month a Palestinian terrorist attempted to attack an Israeli checkpoint. Carrying two pipe bombs, he ran towards the Israeli soldiers, screaming "Allahu Akbar" - "Allah is Greater" - and was shot and killed before he could detonate the bombs.
Yesterday Palestinian Authority Chairman Abbas granted "the relatives of the Shahid" $2000:
"The governor of the Jenin district, Kadura Musa, has awarded a presidential grant to the family of the Shahid (Martyr), Khaldoun Najib Samoudy, during a visit that took place yesterday in the village of Al-Yamoun. The governor noted that the grant is financial aid in the amount of $2000 that the President [Mahmoud Abbas] is awarding to the relatives of the Shahid, who was recently killed as a Martyr at the Hamra checkpoint by the Israeli occupation forces."[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida (Fatah) Jan. 25, 2011]