Arab terrorists hurling molotov cocktail firebombs at Jewish homes, trying to burn entire families as they sleep – it has become part of a routine of terror in the Israeli capital of Jerusalem, where a “silent intifada” has been raging under the radar of major news outlets.
A new video shows just shocking and potentially lethal the wave of terror has become; the video, uploaded to YouTube on Thursday, shows Arab terrorists from the Al Sawana neighborhood just east of the Old City, between the Mount of Olives and Hebrew University’s Mount Scopus campus, lobbing firebombs at Jewish homes.
The terrorists can be seen charging the homes in the dead of night clutching their molotov cocktails, before releasing the bombs at the houses in large arcs and then turning tail to flee the scene.
Two of the firebombs are seen catching, setting alight the homes with blazing fires. Miraculously, the inhabitants were able to avoid the urgent danger.
Where would these people—no different from you and me—learn to dehumanize their adversaries so completely? What would cause them to get up from their games of dominos and chemistry homework to bring raw terror to young families? Where were the ice cream cones in their hands rather than Molotov cocktails?
Because they’re not like you and me, the only chemistry they study is the science of combustion, the only ice cream they have is Rocky Road.
Rather, this is who they are:
Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman called Jews visiting the Temple Mount a “herd of cattle” on Saturday, less than 24 hours after he incited violence against Jews visiting Judaism’s holiest site and called to prevent their access “by all means.”
“The Palestinian leadership will be taking the necessary legal measures, at the international level, regarding the aggression of settlers on the Al-Aqsa mosque,” Abbas said in a speech to the Revolutionary Council of his Fatah party.
“We will not allow settlers to attack the mosque,” he added, referring to Jews visiting the site as a “herd of cattle.”
On Saturday, Abbas called all Israelis “settlers” for visiting the site, which is besieged by Arab rioters who have forced Israel’s police to close the Mount to Jews over the past several weeks on multiple occasions.
“It is not enough to say the settlers came, but they must be barred from entering the compound by any means. This is our Aqsa… and they have no right to enter it and desecrate it,” Abbas said.
The Chairman’s words have already evoked outrage from Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beytenu), who called Abbas an “anti-Semite” on Saturday night.
“These words reveal, again, the true face of Mahmoud Abbas, the Holocaust denier who talks about a ‘Palestinian state free of Jews,'” the Foreign Minister fired.
Abbas “was, and remains, an anti-Semite wrapped in a nice suit and pleasantries for the international community,” he added, accusing the Chairman further of “stirring up incitement against Israel and Jews and calling for a religious war.”
I don’t know, Avigdor, our Secretary of State says it’s all your guys’ fault.
He was pretty clear about it:
“There wasn’t a leader I met with in the region who didn’t raise with me spontaneously the need to try to get peace between Israel and the Palestinians, because it was a cause of recruitment and of street anger and agitation,” Kerry said.
Actually, I’m still not clear what he meant. There is peace between Israel and the Arab occupiers of Judea, Samaria, and Gaza—has been for weeks. Except when the Arabs hurl firebombs at Jewish homes and pelt cars and trains—and preschools—with large rocks. It seems to me if we end the “street anger and “agitation”, we might just have peace. Something closer to it, anyway.
PS: Am I just being sensitive, or is Abbas’s use of the cattle metaphor just a little too close to Holocaust imagery?