Fighting Enemies from Within and Without

000_Nic6345898-e1404485005909-635x357Originally published by the Jerusalem Post

Sixteen-year-old Muhammad Abu Khdeir was doing his own thing last Tuesday when he was abducted by Jewish terrorists, who slaughtered him. They killed him because he was an Arab, and they are racist murderers.

The police made solving Abu Khdeir’s murder a top priority. In less than a week, they had six suspects in custody. Three confessed to the murder.

There are dark forces at work in Israeli society. They need to be dealt with.

And they will be dealt with harshly.

They will be dealt with harshly because there is no significant sector in Israeli society that supports terrorism.

There is no Jewish tradition that condones or calls for the murder of innocents. In Jewish tradition, the line between protecting society from its enemies and committing murder is long, wide, unmistakable and unmoving.

This is why, for instance, at the memorial service for 20-year-old Shelly Dadon, who was murdered by an Israeli Arab terrorist from the Galilee in early May, the placards held up by the 2,000 participants called for the police to protect the public.

“Our blood is not worthless,” “Today it’s Shelly, tomorrow it could be you,” and, “Death penalty for murderers,” they read.

Not surprisingly, when on Sunday the police revealed both that they had arrested Abu Khdeir’s Jewish killers and that they had arrested Dadon’s Muslim murderer, public interest in the former story far surpassed interest in the latter.

The story of an Israeli Muslim terrorist murdering an Israeli Jewish woman is a dog bites man story.

The story of Israeli Jewish terrorists murdering an Israeli Muslim teenager is a man bites dog story.

The same goes for violent rioting.

The anti-terror demonstration in Jerusalem scheduled for last Tuesday quickly became a violent anti-Arab riot with rioters assaulting helpless Arab passersby. The police arrested 47 Jewish rioters. And the public as a whole condemned them.

Without public support, such deviant behavior has little longevity. Mob violence, as a general rule, plays to the audience at home. With no public support, the riots were over after one night.

In contrast, Jerusalem Arabs began rioting on Wednesday night. The riots spread to the north and south of the country by the end of the week. And there seems to be no end in sight.

There are several factors prolonging them. The most troubling is the depraved state of Arab society – both Palestinian Arab and Israeli Arab.

Whereas aside from fascist soccer fan clubs there are no significant Israeli Jewish groups that condone terrorism or racial violence, hatred of Israel and support for terrorism and the destruction of the Jewish state are widespread among Israeli Arab leaders and the general Arab public.

As for the Palestinians, there are no significant forces in Palestinian society calling for peaceful coexistence with Israel. The only voices celebrated are those calling for murdering Jews and destroying the Jewish state.

There is also the issue of the unfortunate timing the current violence.

The month of Ramadan has only just begun. During Ramadan, Muslims generally sleep during the day, wake up in the evening to eat and stay up all night long. With the widespread societal support for committing violence against Jews, rioting after the holiday meal is an attractive option for young people.

Moreover, we are in the midst of summer vacation. Teenagers with nothing to do can easily keep rioting through the night until school starts on September 1.

Monday night was witness to some encouraging signs. Several Arab mayors took to the streets to discourage continued rioting. The mayor of Kalansuwa, whose residents firebombed Jewish cars over the weekend and beat their drivers, began cleaning up the road. But the rioting is far from a spent force.

Beyond the local cause for their continuation, there are the outside forces itching to take over the action.

Israeli Arabs do not operate in a vacuum.

If the rioting continues, the current situation, in which much of the violence is spontaneous and locally organized, is not likely to last.

In 1987, the Palestinian uprising began as a spontaneous riot in Gaza City following a traffic accident involving an Israeli driver. At the time, from its distant base in Tunis, the PLO was searching for a way to be relevant.

Yasser Arafat and his goons quickly seized on the riots in the territories and took control of them through a campaign of bribery, extortion and murder.

Today Fatah and Hamas are in the midst of a power struggle. Each is keen to take control of the riots to assert supremacy over the other.

In Fatah’s case the effort still appears limited to incitement. On Monday for instance, Fatah’s Facebook page addressed Israel saying, “Sons of Zion, this is an oath to the Lord of the Heavens: Prepare all the body bags you can for your body parts.”

As Palestinian Media Watch has reported, this post was of a piece with other posts Fatah has published in the past week, all making clear that Fatah supports the riots and wishes to subsume them into a larger Fatah-led terror campaign against Israel.

Hamas today faces severe challenges.

Egypt is starving Hamas by blocking the smuggling tunnels from Egypt to Gaza. Fatah is starving Hamas by refusing to pay its employees’ salaries.

Internally Hamas in Gaza is facing a growing challenge from Islamic Jihad on the one hand and al-Qaida and ISIS affiliated terror cells on the other.

As Hamas sees it, no doubt rightly, the best way to rally its people behind it, weaken Fatah and alleviate Egypt’s stranglehold of Gaza is to go to war against the Jews. Operationally, it believes that it has a momentary advantage because a significant number of Israeli forces are tied down in Judea and Samaria.

The Netanyahu government gave Hamas good reason to believe it should press its perceived advantage.

By openly calling last Thursday for a cease-fire with Hamas, the government demonstrated severe weakness at a critical moment. It is not at all surprising that by Monday Hamas had escalated its attacks and extended the range of the rockets it has deployed to the outskirts of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

Nor is it surprising that by Monday night, the government was compelled to launch Operation Protective Edge to destroy Hamas’s missile arsenal.

The Jewish terrorists who murdered Abu Khdeir have made a bad situation much worse for Israel. The largely anti-Semitic international community had difficulty denying Israel’s right to self-defense after Naftali Fraenkel, Gil-Ad Shaer and Eyal Yifrah’s bodies were found last Monday.

Now, despite the obvious differences between Israel and its Arab neighbors, the man-bites-dog story these Jewish terrorists created has relegated Israel again to its normal position of defendant in the continuous Kafkaesque trial that is the Jewish state’s diplomatic fate.

Unfortunately, we cannot stand down because we are mortified by the sick margins of our society.

We must build on these first signs of remorse and quell the Israeli Arab riots as quickly as possible. Aside from their obvious human toll, every day the riots continue, the prospect of Palestinian terror groups taking over and directing the violence expands.

So too, Israel has no choice but to fight another round of war with Hamas. And it must win this one decisively.

It would have been far more advantageous if Israel could have sat back and watched as Hamas and its foes destroyed one another. But this is not an option. Hamas is determined to fight. Israel must defeat it.

Once the dust has settled, or even as it continues to storm, Israel will have to deal with our Jewish terrorist problem.

The weeds of our society must be uprooted. And we must take action to heal Israeli Arab society. We cannot repeat the mistake we made in 2000, by appointing a commission that strengthened the most dangerous forces in Israeli Arab society in an attempt to appease them.

We must build on the actions of the Arab mayors who have begun to stand up to the rioters and actively encourage Israeli Arabs to integrate into Israeli society while enforcing the laws without prejudice against those who incite, condone, facilitate, organize or otherwise abet mob violence and irredentism among Israeli Arab society.

Israel faces a difficult, violent period ahead. But there are certain imperatives of freedom that we cannot shirk.

Defeating enemies – from within and without – who act to destroy us is one of them.

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  • Elise

    Fasting for Ramadan doesn’t seem much of a personal sacrifice if one sleeps all day and eats all night. However, the maids and slaves in Saudi Arabia don’t sleep or eat at all during Ramadan, they continue to be raped and beaten by their Muslim masters of all ages.

  • mollysdad

    “There are several factors prolonging them. The most troubling is the depraved state of Arab society – both Palestinian Arab and Israeli Arab.

    “Whereas aside from fascist soccer fan clubs there are no significant Israeli
    Jewish groups that condone terrorism or racial violence, hatred of Israel and support for terrorism and the destruction of the Jewish state are widespread among Israeli Arab leaders and the general Arab public.

    “As for the Palestinians, there are no significant forces in Palestinian society calling for peaceful coexistence with Israel. The only voices celebrated are those calling for murdering Jews and destroying the Jewish state.”

    This is why the mitzvah concerning Amalek is engaged. the Lord of Hosts commands the government of Israel to execute the total destruction of this enemy under the herem. Decisive measures on the part of Israel must, therefore, include the cleansing of Gaza.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Treat Gaza like 1945 Berlin.

  • BMS

    Israel MUST go into Gaza and end the never ending rockets flying into it’s country putting it’s citizens in mortal danger. What country could live like this? I am sure if rockets were flying into Malia and Sasha’s bedroom everyday our USA President would not be using the only word he knows when it comes to Israel “RESTRAINT”. Jewish blood being spilled means nothing to the rest of the world, who allowed six million to be murdered during World War II. Israel must do whatever it has to, once and for all, to finally end the never ending terror coming from Gaza.

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  • ObamaYoMoma

    They will be dealt with harshly because there is no significant sector in Israeli society that supports terrorism.

    Those three Israelis that confessed to Abu Khdeir’s murder in cold blood are terrorists, pure and simple, because they are obviously extremists. Indeed, the word terrorist is a euphemism for the words extremist and radical.

    However, Muslims that primarily murder innocent civilian infidels, on the other hand, are not terrorists. As terrorism has exactly nothing whatsoever to do with any of all those murders. Indeed, Muslims primarily murder innocent civilian infidels in cold blood because it is proscribed for them to do so via the dictates of Sharia (Islamic totalitarian law). Sharia is so pervading in Islamic totalitarian society that it even controls the way all Muslims clean themselves after defecation.

    As a matter of fact, waging jihad in one form or another, either violently or non-violently, which is a holy war waged by all Muslims against all infidels in the cause of Allah to ultimately make Islam supreme throughout the world, is a fundamental holy obligation incumbent upon all Muslims, and because Islam is a so-called religion that executes all apostates and all blasphemers, all mainstream orthodox Muslims in the world are jihadists in one form or another, either violent or non-violent. As opposed to just a few radicals, extremists, and Islamists here and there who perpetrate terrorism only in response to western provocations.

    Otherwise, since Islam is far more an extremely rabid form of totalitarianism that seeks world domination as opposed to being just a so-called religion, all Muslims that don’t adhere to the “will of Allah” they totally, completely, and unconditionally submitted to under the penalties of death for apostasy and death for blasphemy are summarily executed for apostasy and blasphemy.

    Hence, terrorism has exactly nothing whatsoever to do with the reason why jihadists, i.e., Mujahideen (holy warriors), primarily target and murder innocent civilian infidels in cold blood. Instead, the reason why it is proscribed for Muslim jihadists by Sharia is because the murder of innocent civilian infidels is the weak underbelly of the infidel world.

    Meanwhile, while Israel will quickly prosecute to the fullest extent of the law those responsible for Khdeir’s cold blooded murder under Israel’s anti-terrorism laws, jihadists that murder innocent civilian infidels in cold blood in Islamic totalitarian society, on the other hand, are celebrated as shahids (saints) because they are heroes of Allah’s jihad. Far from being arrested and prosecuted for crimes against humanity, they are revered instead and public buildings, streets, and schools will get named after them.

    Furthermore, the jihad the Islamic totalitarian world is waging today via their proxy – the so-called Palestinians – against the infidels in Israel in reality is just a tiny part of the much greater global jihad at large the Islamic totalitarian world is waging against all infidels and all infidel states throughout the world. Indeed, this is a global manifestation and Israel has a duty to make sure that all infidels and all infidel states throughout the world are made fully aware, as Israel alone or any other infidel state alone, for that matter, can’t ever hope to solve their individual jihad problem alone.

    Therefore, there can only be one solution to deal with the global jihad that the Islamic totalitarian world is waging against not only the infidels in Israel, but also against all infidels and all infidel states throughout the world, and that is for the collective infidel world to unite together in order to act cooperatively to put an end to the global jihad that is being waged perpetually against all of infidels and all infidel states collectively throughout the world. The only other alternative, is to live with perpetual jihad.

    • The March Hare

      In acting cooperatively, what form do you see this action taking? How would the collective states best accomplish this?

      • ObamaYoMoma

        In acting cooperatively, what form do you see this action taking? How would the collective states accomplish this?

        There are only two options: The first option is destroy Islam utterly and that would involve eradicating all Muslims off of the face of the planet. Yeah, that would be an extremely bloody and violent affair indeed.

        The second option is my preferred option and that option involves rendering the entire Islamic totalitarian world defenseless and in total abject poverty so that it will be incapable of waging jihad, and then by totally isolating it.

        Of course, the first step in the process would be to ban and reverse mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage ASAP throughout the infidel world. The next step would be to force Pakistan to surrender its massive nuclear weapons arsenal and to destroy Iran’s nuclear weapons program. The third step would be to confiscate the Mideast oilfields to render the Islamic totalitarian world into total abject poverty. The final step in the process would then be to isolate them totally.

        Because Islamic totalitarian society is exceedingly totalitarian and parasitic in nature, in a just a few generations or so, Islam would inevitably become discredited in that society and once that process has run its course, then that society would be ready to rejoin the world again at that time, but not before.

        • The March Hare

          WW III

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            WW2 was a Socialist war.

            WW3 will be an Islamic war – and not surprisingly, Socialists back Islamists.

        • pekin

          Every Infidel Society ought to play along…Your right, this Crusade needs to end this and soon!

  • robin buxton

    The Israelis arrested the murderers of the Palestinian boy in less than a week.
    Why haven’t the PA/HAMAS found the murderers of the three young Israeli boys?
    Who is protecting, hiding and/or not cooperating in THIS search

    • Well Done

      HAMAS don’t need to investigate the triple murder. They know who did it and won’t be saying a word about it… meanwhile the world’s dolts go on and on about a single killing by Israelis. That’s just nuts.

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        I’m skeptical that Jews killed and burned the Pal-e-SWINIAN.

        That’s not the MO of Jews.

        Killing children and setting their body on fire is a Muslim thing – like shooting girls in the head for wanting an education, hanging gay teens, throwing acid in face of a girl who won’t marry the old guy the family wants her to marry, kidnapping and beheading captives, hijacking planes and flying them into buildings, bombing passenger planes like Pan Am 103.

  • Neveh Midbar

    Shut down mosques that incite for violence!
    Sorry Caroline your analysis of the conflict misses the mark. You keep referring to Israel’s adversary as Arab and not Muslims. This is a fundamental mistake that misses the enemy doctrine which is routed in Quran. By fantasizing about “Arab mayors that have begun to stand up to the rioters” you are making the same mistake our friends on the left make.

    We need to start shutting down mosques that incite for violence. We need to copy China, where they install cameras in mosques and send police to monitor the activities within mosques. Preaching for violence in mosques is stepping out of the bound of religion and would justify shutting them down!

    • ObamaYoMoma

      Shut down mosques that incite for violence!

      If you did that, you’d shut them all down. Which is OK by me, since I believe that mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage, which is really non-violent jihad for the nefarious purposes of mass Muslim infiltration and eventual demographic conquest, should be banned and reversed ASAP anyway.

      You keep referring to Israel’s adversary as Arab and not Muslims. This is a fundamental mistake that misses the enemy doctrine which is routed in Quran.

      Bravo!

    • kate5778b

      China, despite all its faults gets it; remember their Olympic games, when
      uighurs tried to steal the limelight but were quashed instantly? I reckon they’ve acted on what the rest of us have thought: the common denominator for mass chaos all over the globe is this thought process, we’d better keep an eye on it.

  • itaintmojo

    Thank you so much Caroline. Such an informative article. I hope to read you describe everything that happens during Hamas impending defeat.

  • Winston

    Some murders are more equal than others. Israeli Jews are killed and the world yawns and rationalizes. But if they finally retaliate, it’s “news.”

    I’m not calling some guys who killed an innocent kid heroes. But if you are at war with a barbaric enemy that murders your people over and over and gloats about it, how do you fight back? Is sending a message that killing one of ours will result in killing one of yours immoral? If it is, the terrorists are to blame, not the people that finally retaliated. They targeted noncombatants, even children. And they are celebrated by the Palestinian Arabs. A rich environment for revenge.

    Anyway, stop with the flagellation. The world will hate you no matter what. The world could not care less that three Jews were murdered. (They didn’t care that whole families were slaughtered.) All you heard were excuses if you heard anything. Jews need to defend themselves, and against barbarism that requires getting dirty. Sorry.

  • http://www.federaleagent86.blogspot.com/ Federale

    What race are Palestine Arabs? According to the Census Bureau, Jews and Arabs are white or Caucasian. So it can’t be a racist murder.