The PLO is still an Islamic terrorist organization with American blood on its hands. And the death toll increases every year. Those who collaborate with it, whether it's Lauder or McMaster, are aiding terrorists.
Here's another reminder of that tragic truth.
Tayseer Abu Sneineh, the convicted murderer of six Israelis, was reportedly elected mayor of the West Bank city of Hebron on Saturday as head of the Fatah Party list. Abu Sneineh was one of four terrorists behind the murder of six Israeli yeshiva students in 1980.
The students, included two American citizens and a Canadian national, were part of a group that had danced from the Cave of the Patriarchs to Beit Hadassah in Hebron when Abu Sneineh and his terror cell opened fire. The six students were killed and 16 others were wounded.
Fatah is Abbas. The same guy who just came to D.C. and whom Trump will be visiting in Muslim terrorist occupied parts of Israel.
The two murdered Americans were Howard Tzvi Glatt and James Eli Mahon Jr, a Vietnam veteran who converted to Judaism, and took the name Eli Ha'Zeev. The wounded were Mordechai Shevat, 21, of the Riverdale section of The Bronx; Robert Brosovsky, 21; Simha Wollman, 21, of Brooklyn, and Lisa Sherman, 20, of Queens.
Eli HaZe'ev's original name was James Eli Mahon Jr. He served in the 101st Airborne Division, lost a thumb, had his teeth shattered by a grenade, suffered napalm burns and had a bullet puncture his lung. Then he went undercover infiltrating Communist groups in the US for the FBI before moving to Israel.
Glatt devoted his free time to trying to instill faith in God in American youth and dreamt of eventually opening a high school in the diaspora. “Just one month ago Zvi organized a Passover service of a United Nations liaison base for both Israeli and UN soldiers,” Gross said.
One of the participants, Moshe Pack, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that he received a letter from Glatt Saturday, the day he learned of his death. “Everything, truly everything which happens is for the best…,” Glatt wrote., “Everything, even death, is not just good, but very good. Even death, which seems to be evil, reveals itself as being truly good, and part of the goodness of God.”
Here's an account of the attack.
“We sang the whole way,” recalled Simcha, “It was lively and spiritual.” She said that “looking back,” she remembered the Arabs staring at them as they passed, the hatred for the Jews apparent.
And then gunshots and explosions split the night. Arabs opened fire from the rooftops around Beit Hadassah and threw hand grenades down at the young men and women below. The shooting went on for a minute or two, recalled Yerachmiel, until someone ran and got a rifle from a nearby booth and started shooting. The terrorists fled. Yerachmiel, who was in Hesder at the time, saw the person in front of him was dead and although he himself was severely wounded, he dragged another person under a nearby Jeep out of range of the bullets. They didn’t know until later, but Tzvi died there. The wounded were evacuated. Six died.
The story hasn't changed in some ways.
Gross said that “hopefully” the attack will demonstrate “to the American public that the PLO and their ilk threaten all of us and our way of life, here and around the world. “He added that “there can be no compromising with baby slayers and butchers of innocent, peaceful students, coming home from their Sabbath prayers.”
Except these days we insist on trying to compromise with them. And everyone, from McMaster to Lauder, must be reminded of what they are dealing with.
Meanwhile, Rabbi Louis Bernstein, president of the Religious Zionists of American, sent a telegram to President Carter urging him to publicly condemn the murder of American citizens in Hebron and that this condemnation be carried through the United Nations.
Howard Squadron, who was reelected president of the AJCongress, charged in an address to the convention last night that there was “a direct link between western Europe’s growing acceptance of the PLO and the upsurge of the Arab terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians.”
There is indeed. And there is a direct link between acceptance of Muslim terrorism anywhere and the rise of Muslim terrorism everywhere.