The conversation commenced with the following piece about a horrible terror attack in a Jewish settlement.
The scene of Friday night’s terror attack in Halamish. Photo Credit: Israel "Defense" (my quotes... A.E.) Forces
The world must see this
by Eli Rubenstein, JULY 22, 2017
The picture below is the scene of Friday night’s terror attack in Neve
Tzuf, a small Israeli town in the Judean Hills. What started as a
family Shabbat dinner left a father, son, and daughter dead and a
mother in critical condition after a teenage Palestinian terrorist
entered the home and began stabbing the family members while children
hid in a closet. Were it not for the miracle of an IDF soldier nearby
who neutralized the terrorist, the incident would have been much more
horrific than it already is.
The world must see this picture; a picture which, in another reality
at the same time and place could have shown a family enjoying their
Shabbat dinner. Instead, you see blood from terror victims covering
the kitchen floor.
The world must see how this terrorist will be venerated in Palestinian
society. When word broke of the attack in Gaza, celebrations took
place in the street. Soon, his family will start receiving payments
from the Palestinian Authority, which in 2016 payed $170 million to
terrorists and their families. Maybe, years from now, he will have a
square named after him, like Khaled Nazzal, who killed 26 Israelis
after taking schoolchildren and their teachers hostage in the Ma’alot
Massacre, or Dalal Mughrabi, who killed 38 civilians after hijacking
two buses and throwing grenades at cars passing by.
The world must realize how the terrorist, a young person who at one
point must have had hopes and dreams like everyone else, could lead
himself to murder an Israeli family in cold blood. The reason he did
this is not because of “occupation” or metal detectors at the Temple
Mount. The reason this attack occurred is because the Palestinian
leadership injects hatred into its citizens from the day they are
born. It is because the Palestinian leadership knows that such a
corrupt regime as itself can only survive by placing blame for their
problems on the Jews and perpetuating a cycle of violence. Palestinian
children learn in textbooks that they must grow up to be martyrs in
order to create a Palestinian state free of Jews. When they go home,
they watch shows like Pioneers of Tomorrow, where the hosts like
Nahoul the Bee and Assud the Rabbit die because of Israel. In Assud’s
debut show, his brother Nahoul died because he was sick and was unable
to get medical treatment. Assud and the child host pledge to “liberate
al-Aqsa from the filth of those Zionists,” while Assud tells a young
caller that he will eat Jews. In a later episode, Assud dies from an
Israeli airstrike, but not before being sentenced by viewers to have
his hand cut off for stealing.
The world must understand that Palestinian leaders have fostered a
culture of death. They have brainwashed their people to believe that
the source of their problems is the Jews, rather than their own failed
leadership. Instead of building a country, they have kept their people
living in a state of perpetual victimhood, encouraging their youth to
launch rockets and martyr themselves instead of building
infrastructure and creating jobs for their people.
The world must realize that they too are responsible for this. The
Arab countries have kept Palestinians in refugee camps and denied them
equal rights, while the United Nations has done nothing but perpetuate
this problem my making them the only group of refugees in the world
that passes down their refugee status to the next generation. This
helps them continue promoting the issue of a ‘Right of Return’ and
provides fuel to the anti-Israel cause. The Western World has largely
turned a blind eye to Palestinian extremism, instead preferring to
chastise Israel for building homes and demand Israel allow the
creation of a terror state within its borders.
The world must see this picture, the blood of a dead family covering
the floor of their kitchen, because it speaks volumes about the
current situation. It is time to stop pretending that Israel has a
partner for peace, because it does not. While this was done under the
guise of protesting metal detectors at the Temple Mount, it is much
more than that – it is the culmination of years of incitement by
Palestinian leaders and years of the world turning a blind eye.
The world must see this, because the world must see the truth.
(end of piece)
This was my reply:
On Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 4:52 PM, Avner Efendowicz <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Neve Tsuf is a settlement in the occupied territories. The Israeli occupation is the MOST violent action in the conflict. So it's not just an innocent "Shabbat Dinner" (still, the killing is horrible indeed).What the world must see is the terrible conditions of the people living in Gaza and elsewhere under the Israeli oppression.Cheers,
Avner E.The state of Tel Aviv