Turning a Blind Eye to Palestinian Bloodlust

.President Obama has described Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas as “somebody who has consistently renounced violence.”  Just the opposite was on full display once again last week.  An Israeli father was killed and his pregnant wife and child were injured in a Palestinian terrorist shooting attack, as the family members were on their way to a Passover Seder on April 14th.  At first, Abbas was silent, as were President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry. Then, after reports surfaced that Abbas had belatedly condemned the attack, his office went out of its way to deny the reports, although the Palestinian minister of religious affairs did manage to say that the killing was “painful.” For Obama’s ears no doubt, the minister added the lie that Palestinians “condemn the death of every human being” and believe that “killing and violence is completely unacceptable,” ignoring praise for the shooting by Hamas’s leader Ismail Haniyeh and the incitement to violence by the Palestinian Authority itself.

Israel took a major chance for peace when it released from prison hardened terrorists with blood on their hands. Israel did so in order to jump start direct peace negotiations with the Palestinians under terms worked out by Kerry. What did Abbas do upon their release? He lit a torch to welcome them home and held celebrations to honor them as heroes. For example, on October 30, 2013, Abbas congratulated 21 terrorists from the West Bank after their release from prison and heralded them on official Palestinian Authority TV as “our heroic brothers.” In December 2013, following a Palestinian Authority-sponsored children’s play in which the children acted out the killing of Israelis and a Palestinian “spy,” Palestinian Authority Minister of Culture Anwar Abu Aisha invited real-life terrorists released by Israel onto the stage and awarded them plaques of honor.

Not surprisingly, these murderers have shown no remorse. One of them, for example, said: “Through the great PA TV, I say to the Israelis: There is no Palestinian who did something for the homeland and his nation who will regret it. We don’t regret what we did and we will not regret what we did.”

No wonder, Israel is reluctant to release yet another batch of murderers. They too would be honored as Palestinian heroes. So much for the lie of the Palestinian minister of religious affairs that Palestinians believe that “killing and violence is completely unacceptable.” They are not unacceptable to Palestinians if the targets are Jews, even children. After all, it was PA Mufti Muhammad Hussein who said on Palestinian TV on January 9, 2012 that “Palestine in its entirety is a revolution… continuing today, and until the End of Days. The reliable Hadith… says: ‘The Hour [of Resurrection] will not come until you fight the Jews. The Jew will hide behind stones or trees. Then the stones or trees will call: ‘Oh Muslim, servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.’”

Apparently, the released terrorists have been serving as role models for conducting more terrorist attacks against Jews. Such attacks – including by explosive devices, small arms fire and Molotov cocktails – increased steadily from 76 attacks in July when Israel published the list of the first 30 prisoners to be released ( they were released in August) to 160 attacks in November 2013. A bomb exploded on a bus near Tel Aviv in December 2013, which fortunately had been spotted on time, avoiding mass casualties. The pre-Passover shooting is part of the pattern, possibly even a prelude to a Third Intifada.

Palestinian Authority controlled television, radio stations and newspapers as well as Internet outlets serve to incite such violence by virtue of their steady stream of hate speech directed at Israel and Jews.

President Obama falsely described Abbas as someone not only committed to renouncing violence but one who “has consistently sought a diplomatic and peaceful solution that allows for two states, side by side, in peace and security; a state that allows for the dignity and sovereignty of the Palestinian people and a state that allows for Israelis to feel secure and at peace with their neighbors.”  This is also a lie.

Abbas refuses to give up the notion that millions of descendants of the original Palestinian refugees have a “right of return” to pre-1967 Israel, while he demands – with Obama’s support – that Israel must itself surrender virtually all land it obtained after defending itself in the 1967 Six Day War. Symbolizing his Palestinian Authority’s true agenda as uttered out of the mouths of babes, an official PA TV children’s show broadcast last December children singing “Oh flying bird,” including these lyrics: “By Allah, oh traveling [bird], I burn with envy. My country Palestine is beautiful. Turn to Safed, and then to Tiberias, and send regards to the sea of Acre and Haifa.”

Abbas gave more flight to the “flying bird” when he declared to Palestinians this January: “You want to return? You will return… I just wanted to remark on this point, that the right of return is a personal right. Even a father cannot forgo his children’s right.”

Of course, there is no “personal right” of descendants several generations removed from the original refugees – many of whom left their homes in Israel voluntarily – to move into pre-1967 Israel unless Israel consents on a case by case basis. According to the original definition by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), Palestinian refugees were “persons whose normal place of residence was Palestine during the period June 1, 1946 to May 15, 1948, and who lost both home and means of livelihood as a result of the 1948 conflict.” Under pressure from Arab states and their allies, and as a result of the UN bureaucracy’s own desire to turn a temporary relief agency into a permanent institution, the definition of “refugee” was perversely converted into an inheritance handed down from generation to generation until the Palestinians reach their real goal – the extinguishment of the Jewish state.

There can be no genuine two state solution as long as Palestinian lies and incitement to violence continue. Perhaps Caroline Glick’s One-State Israeli Solution is the only workable solution after all.

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  • TheOrdinaryMan

    Based on this one act of murder, we can extrapolate as to how a “two-state solution” would work–it wouldn’t, and would degenerate into a war, quickly. Not to blame, but why doesn’t Israel have the death penalty?

  • JVictor

    Kerry quickly and unequivocally condemned the letter in the Ukrainian city demanding that all Jews register with the central authorities when it was passed out to Jews as they left their synagogue after Passover celebrations last week. Props for Kerry. Why, then, is he, along with Obama, unable to quickly and unequivocally condemn the anti-Semitic vitriol that spews from hateful mouths of the Imams and the forked-tongue of Abbas? And condemn the charters of the Muslim-dominated nations and other groups which contain language calling for the annihilation of all Jews? They speak with forked-tongues themselves and their hypocrisy is disgusting.

    • StanleyT

      Because Islam is sacred. Kerry and Obama and all the other “correct thinkers” will never criticize Islam, no matter what is done in its name. Instead, they save their hatred, bile and intolerance for anyone who has the courage to stand up against them the brutalities perpetrated in the name of Islam.

  • Molon Labe

    a muslim is a muslim……their book of satan wants them to kill chrisitans and jews and take over the world by fire…….why God let Hagar and Ishmal live i will have to ask him one day……..

    • JVictor

      Hagar and Ishmael had a relationship with Angel Jehovah Who was the pre-incarnate Messiah, Jesus of Nazareth–see Genesis 21:14ff. There is even evidence to suggest that Keturah, Abraham’s wife after the death of Sarah, was Hagar. It has nothing to do with them. It has everything to do with Muhammad and his successors corrupting their history.

  • Aterg

    The, Palestinian children are brainwashed from birth to hate Jews and
    anyone not a Muslim. Therefore, Israel should get rid of all radical Muslims and no more negotiations to release terrorists prisoners. If the prisoners are released than just more jihadist are produced. Kery is of Jewish heritage, Weiss family originating from Hungary. Kery is the grandparents adopted name. There is nothing worse than an anti-Semite “Jew”. No question our present government favors Islam , but I am not sure if the First Lady does she won’t look very good with a hijab and sleeveless dresses or a burka. So go and vote! We have to wake up and get rid of an emperor that rules by a pen and telephone,and deeply bows to Saudi kings. Every vote counts, so do your duty.

  • Gee

    There has never been peace with Muslims. For the past 1,400 years Muslims have proven incapable of peace or even the pretense of peace.
    Abbas has ‘condemned’ violence as much as Arafat did. Which is to say – not at all. Abbas is the director of most of the violence.

  • wileyvet

    The “Palestinians” are so reprehensible that NO Arab country would let them be citizens of their countries, except for Jordan. The refugee problem is entirely of the Arabs making. The invading armies of 1948 did not do so to create a Palestinian State, but to exterminate the Jews, and carve up the Mandate Territory for their own benefit. The “Palestinians” did not demand a State from Jordan who “occupied” the West Bank. The Arab leadership of the time, exhorted the “Palestinians” to vacate their homes, with promises of return when all the Jews had been “driven into the sea”. This did not happen. All efforts were made to induce the Arabs to stay, yet over 500,000 fled believing they would return to pillage Israeli’s belongings. Yet 160,000 Arabs stayed in Israel and did not become refugees. The Arabs subsequently rejected compensation plans, demanding nothing less than the right of return. For the Arab leadership this meant a reliable 5th column, for future acts of aggression and the annihilation of the State of Israel. With the subsequent Six Day War, the Arabs lost even more territory in their war to regain the lost honour of 1948. If the Arabs had accepted partition, there would have been no war and no refugees. The “Palestinians” in their bloodthirsty and despicable attempt to exterminate a people, brought about their situation then, and their vile ideology perpetuates their condition today.

  • herb benty

    Glick’s, “One State Solution”, is the solution.