And since it is war, we proudly offer this very cool snuff film:
An Israeli teenager was stabbed in at a gas station near Jerusalem’s Old City on Sunday morning.
Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the victim was taken to hospital in moderate condition and that police”saw the terrorist holding a knife, shot and neutralized him.”
Just to clear things up (if you are as confused as I was), this is not the same stabbing that occurred Saturday night.
That murder (and subsequent neutralization) looked something like this: [Warning: very disturbing.]
A terror attack in Jerusalem Saturday night left two people dead and was followed hours later by a stabbing near the Old City’s Damascus Gate, leading to fears of sustained Palestinian unrest.
Israeli troops in the West Bank are carrying out raids against suspected terrorists, including those thought responsible for the murder of two Israeli parents in the West Bank Thursday night, as police and the IDF attempt to crackdown on the weekend’s wave of terror.
Oh, and don’t confuse it with this stabbing either:
“I thank God that I was saved by a miracle; I could have died,” Malka recounted Sunday morning to Arutz Sheva, speaking from his bed at Shaare Zedek hospital. “Now I will take with me something for self-defense, I will not walk around like that in the street.”
“The general feeling among Jerusalemites is fear to walk around the city streets, defenseless.”
Malka had been walking toward the Old City from his yeshiva when he was attacked.
“During the walk I saw an Arab who looked as if he’s waiting for something to happen, and then began running toward us with a hand in his pocket,” he recounted. “We started to run away, I got stuck on the sidewalk and he began to stab me.”
Both attacker and victim dropped to the pavement, buying some time – but the terrorist still got away.
But, after repeated terrorist attacks with bricks and blades that have taken four lives at last count, we have an Arab condemnation:
After days of silence amid a string of terror attacks and skyrocketing tensions in Jerusalem and the West Bank, the Palestinian Authority on Sunday condemned Israel for its “policy of escalation,” after two Palestinian assailants were killed as they carried out terror attacks.
In a written communique published on the official news agency Wafa, PA government spokesman Ihab Bseiso called on the international community to intervene following “the killing of two young men in occupied Jerusalem and the series of incursions into cities and villages in the West Bank.”
The statement made no mention of the fact that the two dead Palestinians had been killed while carrying out stabbing attacks against Israeli civilians.
The concept of good versus evil is not natural in today’s world. Our morals are perpetually eroded by the steady drip of “context” and “perspective”. I’m not sure myself how good we can be—though that the last act, the last thought, of one of the victims in the Oregon massacre was to drape his mortally wounded body over a friend to shield her, using his blood as a disguise for hers, tells me we do indeed have quite an upside—but I sure believe in evil. The Oregon shooter was evil. He was possessed by evil, and his last acts on earth, murder and suicide, were evil.
We make no secret of our unqualified support for Israel and Zionism. We could do so out of goodness alone, with religious, cultural, historical, political arguments. But even if you do not agree with us—and you are wrong—you have to reject the evil that permeates the other side. There is no “neutrality”. From the murderous scum that lurks in the night, to their suited inciters and enablers of ethnic loathing, to their cheerleaders and supporters in liberal bastions—media, academia, etc.—across the globe.
All of that evil focused on the tip of a blade. It was indeed a miracle that Moshe Malka survived. With apologies to our rational, scientific minds, nothing else explains it.