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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Were we really just discussing the poor Palestinians?

Shabbat has just ended here in Israel, and the first glimpse at the news is horrifying.

Last night in the town of Itamar, at least one palestinain terrorist (do I really need to be so redundant?) cut or climbed over the fence that surrounds the small town, broke into a private home through a window, and proceeded to fatally slit the throats of five members of a sleeping family in their beds.

Among the dead are both parents, and three children aged 11, 3 and two months. Two other child sleeping in another room survived, as well as their 12 year old sister who returned from a Bnei Akiva (youth group) event to find her family slaughtered.

Itamar is in an area where several key IDF checkpoints had been removed in recent months as a 'confidence building gesture' to the Palestinians.

The following statement from the Palestinian Authority's foreign minister al-Maliki, pretty much sums up who we're dealing with:
 
"No Palestinian in the past killed an infant and butchered people in such way based on a nationalistic or vengeful motive," he said. "This raises doubt as to Israel's rush to accuse the Palestinians of committing this act." [source]
 
While I stand by most everything I wrote over the past couple of days, I don't for a minute regret any of the inconvenience caused to the Palestinian population in the name of security. Their leadership fills the news and education curriculum with hateful incitement, and then when the inevitable terror occurs, they refuse to even own their own blood-soaked history.

Not surprisingly, most of the countries who closely follow Israel's real and imagined transgressions must have missed this latest murderous rampage. Or so it would seem by their silence.

Posted by David Bogner on March 12, 2011 | Permalink

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"No Palestinian in the past killed an infant and butchered people in such way based on a nationalistic or vengeful motive," he said.

Off the top of my head...

The murder of Shalhevet Pass, 10 months old:

http://www.israelinsider.com/channels/security/articles/sec_0019.htm

The murder of Noam and Matan Damari, 4 and 5 years old:

http://www.aish.com/jw/me/48898652.html

In both cases the murderers were Fatah terrorists.

Posted by: alex | Mar 12, 2011 8:10:59 PM

"No Palestinian in the past killed an infant and butchered people in such way based on a nationalistic or vengeful motive," he said. "This raises doubt as to Israel's rush to accuse the Palestinians of committing this act."

Isn't there a square somewhere in the PA controlled West Bank named after a "hero" who broke into a house, abducted a father along with his 4 year old daughter, and murdered them both, the little girl by smashing her head against a rock. The mother from that tragic family accidentally smothered her infant son in during her efforts to stop his crying revealing their hiding place.

So did that not happen? If so, what other "heroic" act did was commemorated in that square-naming.

And how about the ingenuous choice of last night to carry out these heinous acts, when the rest of the world's press (apart from BBC News and Press TV, those Town Criers for everything against Israel) are concentrating on the disaster unfolding in the Pacific region? Subtle eh? Not!

Posted by: chairwoman | Mar 12, 2011 8:16:51 PM

A profound tragedy. A gruesome murder by an individual who has no respect for human life.
Might I be so bold as to offer that the media has not reported this heinous crime as the world's attention has been diverted to the ongoing horrors in Japan?

Posted by: Adena | Mar 13, 2011 2:43:50 AM

It does not matter what anyone thinks of us. We cannot let our enemies insert a terrorist nation into the strategic center of tiny Israel. We must drive them out! We can be seen as strong, as pro-active, as strategic geniuses; but we MUST stop this dance of death. They are not dancing with us to amuse us. They hope to lull us into these moments of complacency where we genuinely care what our enemies and the world (who does not live side by side with these murderers)think about our actions? What does Oh Obama The All-Powerful say? Nothing really. He is full of empty words. Of fluff. Empty words. Is it HIS kids? Would he just talk if it was anything worth anything to him? His wife? No. And neither can we just talk. And hope that we are liked. We must drive them out.

Posted by: Chaney | Mar 13, 2011 2:45:31 AM

hatuel family?

Posted by: fred | Mar 13, 2011 6:34:54 AM

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