Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Palestinians and the violence
Just which Palestinians are you all talking about?
The Palestinians who, in 1948, fled their homes to neighboring countries
when the Arab world attacked Israel and told the Palestinians they can
return after Israel is destroyed?
Or the Palestinians who lived in the West Bank under Jordanian (then
Transjordan) occupation and annexation when Jordan attacked Israel in 1967 and
lost both the war and the West Bank to Israel?
Or the Palestinians who, while living in Jordan in the 1970s, envisioned
Jordan becoming their Palestinian state and started a civil war where King
Hussein ultimately killed thousands of Palestinians and forcibly removed
many from of his country, making them refugees?
Or the Palestinians who entered the Olympic Village in Munich, Germany,
and murdered 11 Israeli athletes?
Or the Palestinians who infiltrated a high school in Ma'alot, Israel, took
102 students hostage, injured 50 and murdered 22?
Or the Palestinians who, among others, hijacked an Air France jetliner to
Entebbe, Uganda, and held hostage more than 100 Israelis?
Or the Palestinians who were exiled from Jordan to a peaceful Lebanon and
started a civil war that cost more than 120,000 lives and created more
refugees, with many exiled from Lebanon?
Or the Palestinians who hijacked the Achille Lauro ocean liner and shot,
murdered and threw overboard Leon Klinghoffer, a 69-year-old Jewish
American paraplegic in a wheelchair?
Or the Palestinians in the Abu Nidal Organization who murdered an
estimated 600 Palestinians from rival factions?
Or the Palestinians who wrote and live by the Hamas Charter that states,
among other things, "… Israel will rise and will remain erect until Islam
eliminates it as it had eliminated its predecessors"?
Or the Palestinians who enticed young and susceptible Palestinians to
become suicide bombers with the promise that when they murder Israelis,
they'll receive rich rewards in the afterlife and financial security for their
Or the thousands of Palestinians in Ramallah who cheered as the bodies of
two Israeli soldiers were thrown from a second story window after they
were tortured and hacked to death?
Or the Palestinians who honored a suicide bomber with a military funeral
for murdering 15 people (including seven children and five from one family)
at the Sbarro pizza café in Jerusalem?
Or the thousands of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza captured on
video cheering as two airliners purposely crashed into the Twin Towers on
Or the Palestinian families who received $25,000 from Saddam Hussein for
their children's "successful" suicide bombings?
Or a Palestinian like Yasser Arafat (although he was Egyptian born), who
became a billionaire by stealing money from other Palestinians as they
lived in squalor?
Or the Qatari born and Egyptian-raised Omar Barghouti (who refers to
himself as a Palestinian), who co-founded the boycott, divestment, and
[including educational] sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel while getting his
doctorate at an Israeli university?
Or the Palestinians from Hamas (a group the U.S. and other countries label
a terrorist organization) who, when they took control of Gaza, shot
several hundred Fatah Palestinians in the legs, purposely crippling them for
Or the more than 100 Palestinians from Fatah crippled by Palestinians from
Hamas who, at the confidential request from Mahmoud Abbas to Shimon
Peres, received new legs and rehabilitation at a medical center in Israel Or the
two Palestinians who proudly confessed to the knife attack and murder of
five members of the Fogel family, including the father, mother, and three of
their six children, ages 11, 4 and 3 months?
Or the Palestinian mother, Raida Abu-Mustaffa, whose baby's life was saved
through funding and a rare heart operation by a Jewish doctor at an
Israeli hospital, yet the mother dreamed that her daughter would one day become
Or the gay Palestinian man who, while living in Tel Aviv (considered one
of the gay-friendliest cities in the world), pleaded with Israel's high
court not to be deported to the West Bank because it would lead to persecution
by his family and his detention, torture and death by Palestinian security
Or the Palestinians in the West Bank who, in 2013, committed 27 honor
killings against their wives, sisters and daughters?
Or the Palestinians who, since childhood, have been educated by books and
newspapers that claim Jews are sub-human, satanic and animals, and that
Israel is the root of all of their problems?
Or the Palestinians who grew up in refugee camps while Saudi Arabia,
Libya, Jordan, Iraq, Syria, Kuwait and Brunei became some of the wealthiest
countries in world, gave virtually nothing to help the Palestinians and have
purposely kept them in refugee camps as political tools since 1948?
Or the Palestinians who, for decades, promoted terrorism against Israel
forcing Israel to build a security wall (that virtually ended all suicide
bombings) and now call it the Apartheid Wall?
Or the Palestinians who, after Israel voluntarily withdrew from the Gaza
Strip in 2005, giving the Palestinians land and self-determination, have
fired more than 11,000 rockets at Israel, killing Israelis and causing
thousands of injuries?
Or the Palestinians who, since the Oslo Accords were signed in 1993, have
committed thousands of terrorist acts (not including rocket attacks from
Gaza), murdering 1,472 Israelis?
Or the Palestinians from Hamas who kidnapped and murdered three Jewish
teenage yeshiva (Torah study) students?
Or the Palestinians who denounced Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud
Abbas because he condemned the kidnapping and murder of the three Jewish
Or the Palestinian mother of Abu Aysha (one of the suspected murderers of
the three Israeli teens) who said if he truly did it … "I'll be proud of
him till my final day. … I raised my children on the knees of the [Islamic]
religion … their goal is to bring the victory of Islam"?
And you want Israel to stop the bloodshed"?