34th year of remembrance for Emil Grunzweig

Today marks 34 years to the murder of Emil Grunzweig, one of the movement's leaders, at an anti-war rally in Jerusalem.

Grunzweig, a scholar, a teacher and a leading peace activist, was at the front row (fourth from the left) of young Israelis who marched toward the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem on February 10, 1983, demanding that the findings of a state commission of inquiry regarding the government's conduct during the 1982 Lebanon War be implemented.

The murdered was Yona Avrushmi, a young Jerusalemite who later confessed to being brainwashed by extremist right-wing propaganda. He threw a hand grenade into the crowd of pro-peace demonstrators, killing Grunzweig and injuring nine others.

Avrushmi was released from prison in 2011 after serving 27 years of a life sentence.

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