A 16-year-old boy, that’s who:
The Israel Security Agency (ISA or Shin Bet) on Saturday night lifted a gag order on the arrest of the terrorists who committed the firebomb attack in Ma’ale Shomron in Samaria last Thursday, in which 11-year-old Ayala Shapira was critically wounded and her father Avner lightly wounded as their car went up in flames.
Several hours after the attack, roughly a dozen young Arab suspects from the nearby town of Kfar Azoun were arrested, according to the ISA report. In investigation, the two terrorists who committed the attack – one of whom was a 16-year-old minor – admitted to doing it.
According to their confession, the two terrorists left Kfar Azoun towards the road leading from Ma’ale Shomron towards the town El Matan, with a goal of throwing Molotov cocktails at Israeli cars.
The two waited on the side of the road until they saw cars approaching, at which point they lit the firebomb and threw it at one of the cars which happened to be that of the Shapiras, setting it on fire.
According to IDF figures, in the first nine days of December alone Arab terrorists committed 24 Molotov cocktail attacks, five of them targeting Israeli civilian vehicles and the rest evidently military vehicles or homes.
While other Israeli children were spinning dreidels and scarfing down Hanukkah gelt, pretty little Ayala was undergoing surgery for the 3rd-degree burns over 50% of her body. We pray for her.
But what are we to do about the boy who threw the bomb? Most 16-year-old boys don’t have the sense God gave sheep dung, so they’d pretty much throw anything at anyone. Not that that excuses him—if he’s a danger to himself and other, especially others, he goes away for a long time. But who put the bomb in his hand? Literally and figuratively, who weaponized a teenage boy?
I give you Arab (what many mistakenly call “Palestinian”) society and culture. Read MEMRI. Read PMW. See countless examples of genocidal and dehumanizing propaganda poured like molasses over the popular media.
We are so sorry for the sorrows of young Ayala. We are just amazed that there aren’t more like her.
And we are more furious than ever with people like our president and secretary of hairdo and the European Union who so desperately want to reward terrorism with statehood.