Archive for Palestinian Arab Terrorism

Cover Blown

While the European Union considers Hamass as harmless as the Elks or the Webelos, Hamass considers its options:

According to the reports, Hamas has acknowledged the limited efficacy of its mid- and longer-range rockets, many of which were shot down by Israel’s Iron Dome defense system during the war, inflicting very limited civilian casualties. Meanwhile, Hamas has recognized the deadliness of mortar shells, which fall short of Iron Dome’s range.

One new approach that Hamas has been considering in an effort to extend its effective range is to launch large volleys of rockets that would challenge Iron Dome’s ability to fire interceptors in rapid succession, the reports said. It has also been conducting tests, lobbing dozens of rockets into the Mediterranean Sea in recent weeks, according to Ynet, which cited Palestinian Gaza sources in its report.

Is that how a crushed people in a devastated territory behave? Why would the international community reward an Islamofascist entity that starts wars, targets civilians (its own as well as Israeli), and earns the loathing of its big brother, Egypt?

Egyptian military troops have started to inform residents in Rafah that they must evacuate another 500 meters from the border with Gaza, indicting the beginning of the second phase in creating a buffer zone between Egypt and Gaza.

Residents of Rafah have begun to look for alternative housing in el Arish and Sheikh Zuwayed,

An earlier decision ordered residents to clear 500 meters from the border, following this order, the total area to be evacuated will reach 1 kilometer.

The government hopes the buffer zone will isolate the militants who say they attack the security forces in retaliation for the government crackdown on Morsi supporters in which at least 1,400 people have been killed in street clashes.

The authorities also hope that the buffer zone will neutralize hundreds of illegal underground tunnels connecting the Egyptian side of Rafah with Gaza.

Such tunnels are often used for smuggling weapons and militants, and the army says it has already destroyed more than 1,600 of them.

My only disappointment is that Egypt is using its own territory to build a moat around Gaza. I had previously congratulated them on seizing Gaza’s own land for that purpose.

And just for the sake of completeness:

A rocket launched from the Gaza Strip exploded in open territory near the Eshkol Regional Council on Friday around noon, the IDF confirmed.

But when I asked above “why would the international community reward an Islamofascist entity”, I was being rhetorical:

Two months after donors pledged $5.4 billion to help rebuild Gaza after the war between Israel and Hamas, Palestinian, UN and other officials say barely two percent of the money has been transferred.

The conference in Cairo had been hailed as a success, with Qatar promising $1 billion, Saudi Arabia $500 million and the United States and the European Union a combined $780 million in various forms of assistance.

Half was expected to go to rebuilding houses and infrastructure in Gaza destroyed during seven weeks of fighting, and the rest to support the Palestinian budget.

But of the total, only $100 million or so has been received, according to UN and other officials. While the EU and the United States have accelerated some funding that was already in the pipeline, very few new pledges have come to fruition.

So, the Arab states welsh on their pledges, made at a lavish, pointless conference, leaving the US and EU to pick up the tab—with some, most, or all of the money going toward rearming a group even Egypt treats as rabid, as the EU seeks to delist them as a terrorist organization.

And you say I’m cynical.

Comments

#i’llwalkthanks

Have you heard about the latest campaign to apologize to Muslims for terrorist acts they have yet to commit?

As a gunman holds people hostage in a cafe in Sydney, thousands of messages of support have been posted online for Muslims in Australia who are afraid of an Islamophobic backlash.

The spark was this post on Facebook by Rachael Jacobs, who said she’d seen a woman she presumed was Muslim silently removing her hijab while sitting next to her on the train: “I ran after her at the train station. I said ‘put it back on. I’ll walk with u’. She started to cry and hugged me for about a minute – then walked off alone’.

That’s nice.

Only there are some Muslims with whom I would not ride:

I get it: people want ordinary, peace-loving Muslims to feel comfortable, to know that the rest of us don’t consider all Muslims to be terrorists (even if pretty much all terrorists are Muslim). But can they call it something else?

#illhavecoffewithyou

#illhavepizzawithyou

#illhaveasederwithyou

Okay, how about #illnodfromacrossthestreetasigetthehellawayfromyoubeforeyoublowmetokingdomcome?

Comments (1)

Do Not Feed the Animals!

This ought to work out well:

“Israel should insist that we discriminate, that we apply double standards, this is because you are one of us,” [Danish Ambassador Jesper] Vahr said during a panel discussion on relations between Israel and Europe.

Israelis sometimes ask why Europe applies a different standard to its neighboring countries, such as Syria, Vahr said. “Those are not the standards that you are being judged by. It is not the standards that Israel would want to be judged by,” he said.

Israel should want to be held to European standards, not Middle Eastern ones, he said.

My answer would have started by asking the Danish Ambassador how they’re handling the incessant rocket fire from Norway. I would praise their “restraint” and “proportionality” in the face of that Swedish intifada. I would criticize in the harshest terms the anti-Danish incitement they suffer from the Baltics.

Dumbass.

It was his bad fortune that he was not talking to me:

Vahr’s comments angered Caroline B. Glick, the Post’s senior contributing editor, who retorted that they were a “statement of contempt for our intelligence.”

“I consider Europe’s keen interest in the Middle East, specifically Israel, to be an obsession,” she said. “It is an obsession that Jews have seen from Europeans from the time of Jesus.”

Glick was particularly struck by Vahr’s reference to a common culture between Israel and Europe.

“We have this whole common culture, I mean really? We respect international law. You guys make it up,” she said.

In 2001, the United Nations Security Council approved a binding resolution that bars UN member states from funding or supporting terrorist organizations, Glick said.

That resolution, she said, has not stopped Europe from “funneling billions of euros into rebuilding terrorist-controlled Gaza.

“This is in contravention of binding international law that you signed onto,” she charged.

But when it comes to Israel, Europe simply invents international law, Glick said. Europe acts as if it is required by law to sanction Israel for activity over the pre-1967 lines in West Bank settlements and Jerusalem, even though there is no such binding international legislation, she said.

“There is no such binding law. You guys are funding settlements in Western Sahara.

You are funding them directly,” she said. “This is not a double standard. This is a singular standard for Israel. This is not about international law. It is about an obsessive, compulsive need to constantly pick at the Jewish state,” she said.

After receiving applause from the audience, Glick continued: “No, I do not want to be proud that you are looking at us in a different standard from our neighbors because you are not looking at our neighbors as human beings.

“What you are saying is that they are objects. The only actor in this entire region are the people they are trying to annihilate.

“The only people who are supposed to be judged for our actions, and always poorly, are the people who are doing everything possible – more than Europe, more than the US, more than anyone – in order to protect the lives of the Palestinians,” she said.

Hands off, she’s mine.

PS: Talk about disproportionate use of force! Lack of restraint! They shoulda stopped the fight after “I consider Europe’s keen interest in the Middle East, specifically Israel, to be an obsession.” He was a dead man right then.

Comments

When Life Gives You Ascorbic Acid, Make Lemonade

When life gives you sulphuric acid, throw it at a Jewish family:

A terrorist threw acid on seven Israelis in the West Bank on Friday, including a mother with her three young daughters and her niece. Two other pedestrians were wounded in the attack. The Palestinian suspect then chased another Israeli with a screwdriver and was shot by an armed passerby.

According to the IDF, the terrorist sprayed the material on a family with young children and was then shot in his leg.

I hope they were aiming for his head.

A Palestinian source told Ynet that the terrorist is Jamal Shaharna from the village of Nahalin located near Bethlehem.

An initial investigation says that Shaharna attempted to hitch a ride when the owner of the car realized that the attacker was attempting to throw the acid, at which point he exited the car and attempted to chase the terrorist, who was wielding a screwdriver and apparently intended to stab other Jews.

Shortly thereafter a civilian noticed what was happening and shot Shaharna in the lower body. Security forces caught him and transferred him to the custody of the Shin Bet.

Free speech, we are told, extends to just short of shouting “Fire!” in a crowded theater. The entire so-called Palestinian so-called Authority and all its attendant media and propaganda organs have been shouting “Kill the Jew” for years, like that nut-case in Crown Heights a few days ago. And it’s having the same effect. That victim is healing. I hope these kids will too. Physically and mentally.

Their attacker? I hope he likes pineapples. Rectally.

Comments

Mahmoud Abbas, PhD

We’ve made reference to his Holocaust denial, but now we can read it for ourselves—thanks to Mahmoud Abbas!

“The Zionist movement did not send any assistance, financial or otherwise, for the victims of Nazism and it did not allow any other side to provide any kind of aid. The Zionist movement concealed the information that came from within the ghetto walls and concentration camps, news that shed light on what was really happening. If it had to publish anything, it did so by questioning that information and diminishing its importance.”

“Zionism adopted the Nazi selection principle, when it went to save Jews from the slaughter. It made itself the ultimate arbiter regarding Jewish life, deciding who deserves to live and who deserves to die.”

“The Zionist movement did not make any effort to convince Western countries to take in the Jewish refugees escaping the horrors of the Holocaust. It even placed obstacles I [sic] the way of efforts made by Christian groups or by non-Zionist Jews or a number of countries that saw fit to find a solution to this humanitarian problem.”

“All of this wasn’t enough – the Zionist movement led a broad campaign of incitement against the Jews living under Nazi rule to arouse the government’s hatred of them, to fuel vengeance against them and to expand the mass extermination.”

From Mahmoud Abbas’ book “The Other Side: The Secret Relationship Between Nazism and Zionism” (Billsan Publising House, Ramallah, 2011), based on his doctoral dissertation.

I feel soiled just having read that.

I’m sure he’s changed since then:

In a condolence letter to the family of terrorist Mutaz Hijazi, who was killed following his attempted murder of Rabbi Yehuda Glick last week, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas referred to the terrorist as a “Shahid” – a Martyr who “rose to Heaven while defending our people’s rights and holy places.” Abbas called Israel’s apprehending and killing the terrorist in a shoot-out an “abominable crime… by the killing and terror gangs of the Israeli occupation army.”

An unfortunate slip of the tongue.

This is more typical:

This week, Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas ended a speech about the current conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza with a quote from the Quran justifying war. His Fatah party interpreted Abbas’ statement to mean that fighting against Israel is justified on religious Islamic grounds:

“[PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas] concluded his brief speech with the first verse of the Quran that permits Muslims to wage war for Allah.”
[Facebook, “Fatah – The Main Page”, July 22, 2014]

Presenting a conflict as a religious war can have dangerous implications. In September 2000, Yasser Arafat said that then-Israeli MP Ariel Sharon’s visit to the Temple Mount defiled the Al-Aqsa Mosque. He used this claim as a guise to launch the “Al-Aqsa Intifada” (i.e., second Intifada) terror campaign, which led to the deaths of over 1200 Israelis and tourists and 4000 Palestinians.

In 2012 the PA’s highest PA religious leader, the Mufti Muhammad Hussein, presented the killing of Jews by Muslims as a religious Islamic goal.

Oh wait…

How about this?

In December 2013, Israel released 26 Palestinian terrorist murderers from prison. In his speech at the PA event celebrating their release, Mahmoud Abbas welcomed the terrorists and called them “heroes” four times during his speech:

“[The release of our prisoners] is a day of joy for our nation, for our people, for our heroic prisoners… There will be more groups of heroes who will come to us… They [the Israelis] postponed these heroes’ release by 24 hours… we congratulate you and ourselves for the [release] of these heroes.”
[Official PA TV, Dec. 31, 2013]

Oh sh*t:

Palestinian Authority TV produced a short video of Mahmoud Abbas calling for Palestinians to prevent “in any way” Jews from going to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Significantly, PA TV then broadcast it 19 times in 3 days.

“It’s not enough for us to say: ‘There are those carrying out Ribat’ (religious conflict / war over land claimed to be Islamic). We must all carry out Ribat in the Al-Aqsa [Mosque]. It’s not enough for us to say: ‘The settlers have arrived [at the Mosque]’. They have come, and they must not come to the Sanctuary (i.e., Temple Mount). We have to prevent them, in any way whatsoever, from entering the Sanctuary. This is our Sanctuary, our Al-Aqsa and our Church [of the Holy Sepulchre]. They have no right to enter it. They have no right to defile it. We must prevent them. Let us stand before them with chests bared to protect our holy places.”
[Official PA TV, Oct. 17-19, 2014]

At least he’s a man who knows his own mind!

Comments

Vox Pal

We’re told over and over by all sorts of bleeding hearts that the Arab occupiers of historically Jewish lands just want to live in peace.

Did anyone bother to ask?

An overwhelming majority of Palestinians support a recent spate of attacks on Israelis amid heightened tensions over the most sensitive holy site in Jerusalem, according to an opinion poll released Tuesday.

The poll also found that more than half of Palestinians support a new uprising against Israel, and that the Hamas militant group would win presidential elections if they were held today.

The poll found 86 percent of respondents believe the shrine is in grave danger from Israel. It said 80 percent supported individual attacks by Palestinians who have stabbed Israelis or rammed cars into crowded train stations.

A different poll by the Palestinian Center for Public Opinion, also released Tuesday, asked about the aftermath of Operation Protective Edge.

A little over half of Palestinians (53.2 percent) said they believed the Palestinian Resistance won its two recent armed conflicts with Israel, and 27.3 percent said they didn’t think Hamas came out on top.

The Palestinians were also asked about the means of resistance, with 59.6 percent supporting rocket fire at Israel, only 5.1 percent oppose it and 21.3 percent were unsure.

To summarize, Arab occupiers of historically Jewish lands overwhelmingly believe in terrorism and war against Israelis. From as little as 2-1 who believe that Hamass won the most recent war, to 4-1 who support stabbing Jews randomly, to 12-1 support for indiscriminate shelling of Jews in Israel.

And they would elect the local chapter of ISIS, Hamass, to run their government, just as they did in Gaza.

Exactly with whom is Israel supposed to make peace?

You can’t build fast enough to suit me, Israel. Every home you build on your historic land displaces a half to four-fifths to 11/12ths of a terror supporter. Ranch or colonial?

Comments (1)

Disqualified

Again, internal Israeli politics is not my game, but as Rush likes to say, I can read the stitches on a fastball.

Popular former minister Moshe Kahlon, who will be campaigning for the Knesset with a new faction based his previous success dismantling the mobile carriers’ monopoly, decided to step out of his comfort zone and discuss his diplomatic positions on Friday.

The former minister, a rising star in the Likud until he announced a break from politics, presented his position on the difficult diplomatic dilemma faced by every prime minister since 1967. “I am a product of the Likud and my worldview is center, slightly leaning to the right.”

Kahlon presented his faction as the pragmatic alternative. “Real Likud knew how to make peace, how to concede territory, but on the other hand was responsibly conservative. My world view, in general, is core Likud, which truly intends to safeguard the State of Israel.”

BUZZZZZZ!!!!!!

Oh, I’m sorry. That’s the wrong answer. The correct answer was that Likud conceded territory for peace exactly once, and that was Sinai to Egypt over a third of a century ago. Conceding Gaza to Hamass did not yield peace, but rather successive wars and nine straight years of Gazan Arab shelling and border incursions. No Oslo Accord, no Hebron Protocol, no Wye River Memorandum has done [bleep]-all to “safeguard the State of Israel” from the murderous intent of Gazan, Judean, or Samarian Arabs. Kinda surprised you didn’t know that.

But thanks for playing “Who Wants to be a Prime Minister?” Here’s our home version board game for hours of family fun.

Comments

Last Turkey Before Thanksgiving

We’ll post what we can while we prepare the fatted bird, but couldn’t resist this one.

Way to go, Egypt!

Egypt opened the Rafah border crossing Wednesday to allow thousands of stranded Palestinians to return to Gaza but the frontier will remain closed to traffic going the other way, Palestinian and Egyptian border officials said.

One of Gaza’s vital gateways to the outside world, the Rafah crossing was shut on Oct. 25 after Islamist militants in Egypt’s adjacent Sinai region killed 33 members of the security forces in some of the worst anti-state violence since Islamist president Mohamad Mursi was toppled in July 2013.

The month-long closure marooned around 6,000 Palestinians in Egypt or third countries, while around a thousand people in Gaza are desperate to get out for medical treatment in Egypt, officials in Islamist-ruled Gaza say.

Rafah is the only major border crossing into the impoverished Gaza Strip, a narrow, densely populated enclave on the Mediterranean coast, that does not go through Israel, which blockades the territory.

Oh really? Some blockade:

Twenty-eight trucks of cement entered the battered Gaza Strip Tuesday in only the second delivery of building materials for the private sector since a 50-day summer war, an official said.

Raed Fatouh, the Palestinian Authority official in charge of the entry of goods through the Kerem Shalom crossing, said 28 trucks, each carrying 40 tons of cement, had crossed into the enclave.

It was the first delivery of building materials for the private sector since Oct. 14, when 75 trucks entered Gaza, carrying 1,300 tons of material – 15 trucks of cement, 10 of metal and 50 of gravel.

“This is the biggest delivery of cement since the war ended,” Fatouh told AFP, referring to the seven-week conflict between Israel and Hamas which ended with a truce on Aug. 26.

“But it is not enough, it is only a tiny amount for the reconstruction.”

You wouldn’t need any of it if you didn’t go around starting wars, dip[bleep]. You’re lucky not to starve.

Comments

One Person’s Massacre is Another Person’s Muslimity

In absence of honesty from our elected leaders, we must turn to others (Caroline Glick) to learn the truth:

The horrible truth is that all of the anti-Jewish slaughters perpetrated by our Arab neighbors have been motivated to greater or lesser degrees by Islamic Jew-hatred. The only difference between the past hundred years and now is that today our appeasement-oriented elite is finding it harder to pretend away the obvious fact that we cannot placate our enemies.

No “provocation” by Jews drove two Jerusalem Arabs to pick up meat cleavers and a rifle and slaughter rabbis in worship like sheep and then mutilate their bodies.

No “frustration” with a “lack of progress” in the “peace process,” can motivate people to run over Jewish babies or attempt to assassinate a Jewish civil rights activist.

The reason that these terrorists have decided to kill Jews is that they take offense at the fact that in Israel, Jews are free. They take offense because all their lives they have been taught that Jews should live at their mercy, or die by their sword.

Again, what Obama et al insist on calling Not-Islam is Islamic to the core:

Our neighbors are taught that Muhammad, the founder of Islam, signed the treaty of Hudaybiyah in 628 as a ploy to buy time during which he would change the balance of power between his army and the Jews of Kuraish. And 10 years later, once his army gained the upper hand, he annihilated the Jews.

Today’s hudna—hence our occasional post title Boyz ‘n’ the Hudna.

Haj Amin el-Husseini’s first act as the founder of the Palestinian Arab identity was to translate The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, and serialize them in the local press.

During the Arab jihad of 1936-1939, Husseini’s gangs of murderers killed more Arabs than the British did. He targeted those who sought peaceful coexistence with the Jews.

His successor Yasser Arafat followed his example.

During the 1988-1991 Palestinian uprising, the PLO killed more Palestinians than the IDF did. Like Husseini, Arafat targeted Palestinians who worked with Israel.

You cannot solicit murder among those who haven’t been taught that committing murder is an act of heroism.

Let me clear away the brush of double-negatives: murder is easy, even inevitable, among those taught that murder is heroic, an act of faith.

And not just among the terrorists themselves:

On Tuesday, Israel’s social media outlets were filled with angry rebukes of Western media outlets from CNN to MSNBC to CBS, to the BBC. All these networks, and many others, did everything in their power to explain away the synagogue slaughter as just another instance of a cycle of violence. That is, they all sought to frame the discussion in a way that would lead their viewers to the conclusion that the slaughter of praying rabbis was justified.

While appalling, the coverage was not the least surprising. The Western elite media’s devotion to their false narrative of Israeli culpability for all the problems in the region is absolute. Networks would rather wreck their professional reputations than tell the truth.

Together with the EU, the American policy elite and the Obama administration, the media place Israel’s leaders in a bind. Every step they take to defend the country and protect the rights of Jews meets with automatic and libelous condemnation.

Glick is full of actions Israel can take—and must take—to safeguard its future, and I don’t dispute any of them. But we must first learn the lesson of who commits such acts of depravity, and why. And that takes listening more deeply than our articulate president has yet articulated.

Comments

Israel’s Partners in Peace

Neither partners nor peaceful:

Fatah Central Committee member Sultan Abu Al-Einein said Palestinians who sell their land to Jews should be publicly executed.

Einein, who also serves as an adviser to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, told the Iranian Arabic-language TV channel Al-Alam that “anyone who sells even an inch of our Palestinian land must be killed in the streets and hanged on an electric pole.”

Public hanging. For the crime of selling property to Jews.

To be fair, he was talking to Iranians. So he had to use imagery familiar to them.

Abbas’s new punishments for Palestinians who engage in property transactions with Israelis include hard labor and life imprisonment.

In the interview, Einein also praised Mutaz Hijazi, a member of Islamic Jihad who attempted to assassinate Temple Mount activist Rabbi Yehudah Glick last month, saying “the way to defeat the Israeli occupation is the way of the martyr Mutaz Hijazi.”

“If the people do not fight the Israeli occupation in the way they see fit, in order to liberate their land, they do not deserve to live,” he said.

This is the kind of vermin Israel has to sit down with when John Kerry comes windsurfing in off the Mediterranean and demands more “peace” talks. No.

Comments

Mocking Bird

You know those annoying people who claim their dogs can talk?

What does sandpaper feel like, Rover? Ruff! Ruff!

The European Union is the same way. What do you think about the rampant Arab terrorism in Israel, EU, especially the murders?

Two-state solution! Two-state solution!

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Tuesday issued a noncommittal response to two deadly attacks in Israel Monday, voicing “concern” about escalating violence and urging progress toward a “two-state solution.”

“We need a Palestinian state living in peace and security next to the Israeli state,” said Europe’s top diplomat in Berlin, after recently visiting Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

“And I am particularly sad and worried about the escalation of violence that we are witnessing these hours,” she told reporters, flanked by German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, apparently referring to deadly stabbing attacks in Tel Aviv and Gush Etzion.

Recent violence had “demonstrated very clearly that if we do not offer political perspective both to the Israelis to live in security and to the Palestinians to have a state, their own state, violence will come back”, she said.

Hey, sad and worried is better than dazed and confused. Very little difference as far as the EU is concerned.

Meet one of the fallen:

Funny how none of the articles about the murder of Dahlia Lemkus who was stabbed near Alon Shvut last night speak about Dahlia or her family, how no reporter had the curiosity to find out about her. She was killed in the afternoon so the reporters had all evening to question their contacts in Tekoa.

In the New York Times, the reporter tells you about the terrorist who is from Hebron, how he was in an Israeli jail for five years for a firebombing. The reporter quotes his Facebook page: “I’ll be a thorn in the gullet of the Zionist project to Judaize Jerusalem.” We learn nothing about 26 year old Dahlia, who was just getting started in life after finishing college, studying occupational therapy so that she could have a job where she could help people who were sick or infirm or disabled to live in a fuller way.

They don’t tell you how she loved to bake with her mother, the two of them bringing rich, luscious cakes to parties and the way she spoke English with an accent — but not a Hebrew accent — a South African accent because her parents made aliyah from there thirty years ago. They don’t tell you how she went to synagogue every Sabbath and smiled at the people in her row before she prayed. And they don’t tell you how she had to hitchhike to get to her job working with children in Kiryat Gat or that she was the main volunteer at Yad Sarah in Tekoa which lends medical equipment like wheelchairs to those who are sick or injured. They don’t tell you how she liked to help brides look beautiful by doing their makeup for them before their weddings.

They don’t care that Dahlia’s father Nachum drives the ambulance in Tekoa. Day and night he is called on to make the drive to Jerusalem, and that Dahlia’s mother cares tenderly for the elderly.

You will never learn from the articles that, when a neighbor had to go to the hospital with a sick child, Dahlia stayed with the other young children all night and insisted that they not pay her. The articles would never tell you that she was the one who cooked the food for her brother Haggai’s bar mitzvah a month ago, fried fish, salad and pancakes.

No, they don’t want you to know what a kind, giving, loving young woman she was on the cusp of her adult life, looking towards marriage and creating her own family.

Instead the newspapers show a photo of the terrorist and tell us…

No. I don’t want to know what they tell us.

PS: Someone from Italy is going to lecture anyone on statehood?

Comments

Whaddya Wanna Do After Friday Prayers?

You know the drill:

A symbolic funeral was held in East Jerusalem on Friday for the terrorist behind an attack on Wednesday in which he rammed a crowd with his car, killing two, including a Druze Border Patrol officer. The terrorist, Ibrahim al-Akari, was shot and killed by Israeli forces at the scene.

Thousands attended the mock-funeral march. Marchers held up pictures of the terrorist and shouted, “al-Akari the hero martyr”, “keep killing soldiers”, and “we all have a dream to die as martyrs”.

When they finally reached a military checkpoint, they burned tires and pelted police forces with stones and fireworks, as forces fired stun grenades in an attempt to quell the riot.

“If the Israeli government thinks that we will sit by silently, it’s mistaken,” said a resident of Shuafat. “This is the time to respond and fight against everything going on at al-Aqsa Mosque. As far as we’re concerned, the intifada has begun. Today we are going to combat and take into account that we may return dead.”

It’s your funeral.

Israel closed the Temple Mount for a few days after Arab rioting, then opened it again—to Arabs only—once things had calmed down. The Israeli Prime Minister has given his word that though Jews may return, they may not pray. A rabbi has told Jews to stop going there.

And still the Arabs riot!

Another participant in Friday’s mock-funeral said that earlier in the morning she has urged two of her children to protest and throw stones. “I would be happy if they returned as martyrs,” she stated.

You and me both, mama-san.

Israel has to have learned the lesson that tolerance is treated as weakness. In crowd control and anti-rioting measures, nothing succeeds like excess.

Comments

« Previous entries Next Page » Next Page »