Miss Iraq explains picture with Israeli counterpart after harsh criticism
White House hosts Halamish terror attack victimsAfter losing her husband, sister-in-law and father-in-law in a deadly terror attack in July, Michal Salomon visited Washington in order to rally support for the Taylor Force Act. Senior US official Jason Greenblatt greeted Salomon and her five children at the White House and tweeted a picture of them together.
Michal Salomon, who lost her husband and two other relatives in the Halamish terror attack a few months ago, visited the White House on Tuesday. Salomon was accompanied by her five children and father.
Jason Greenblatt, U.S. President Donald Trump’s special representative for international negotiations, greeted the Israeli family at the White House. “Privileged to welcome Michal Salomon, her 5 children & her father to the White House yesterday,” Greenblatt wrote in a tweet that included a picture of himself and the Israeli visitors. “Her husband, sister-in-law, and father-in-law were brutally murdered by a terrorist at the Shabbat table. Michal & her children escaped certain death only because of her courage.”
Salomon and her family were in Washington to rally support for the Taylor Force Act. If the legislation passes and the Palestinian Authority does not end its monthly payment program supporting terrorists and their families, American aid to Ramallah would be significantly reduced.
The terror attack occurred at Salomon’s in-laws’ home on a Friday night. Terrorist Omar al-Abed entered the home and started stabbing her family members. Her husband, sister-in-law and father-in-law were murdered. Her mother-in-law sustained serious injuries. When al-Abed began his stabbing spree, Salomon ran into an upstairs room with her children in order to protect them. She held the door shut so that al-Abed could not enter and called the police.
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