1. He was apparently picked up, at about 3 a.m., outside a mosque in Arab-populated East Jerusalem. If maddened Israelis had wanted to kill an Arab, when there are Arabs all over the place, how likely is it that they would drive, in the middle of the night, to a place full of Arabs (it’s Ramadan, and outside a mosque there would certainly be people about) to find a victim? Very likely? Very unlikely?
2. The constant series of killings, the result of feuds among families, tribes, rival groups of Arabs, in Jerusalem, in “the West Bank,” in Jordan, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon — is well known,Â or at least well known to those who have been paying attention.
3. The Arabs in Gaza,during Israel’s incursion there,Â in toting up those whom they claim the Israelis killed, also included all those who died by natural causes so as to swell the numbers fo their dead. Why would one not expect that those killed in an inter-Arab faida, or a domestic dispute, would whenever possible make political use of that killing by attributing it to Israelis?
4. During Israel’s war against Hezbollah, theÂ Hezbollah propagandists, ably assisted by many stupid or malevolent journalists, were discovered to have been recycling pictures of the same dead child, over and over again, as an example of a supposed Israeli atrocity (the killing of civilians in war is an atrocity only if it is deliberate and avoidable, and the Arabs deliberately target Israeli civilian targets). If the Arab boy were killed by other Arabs — perhaps they had a grudge against him or his clan, or perhaps they just didn’t like him, and thought if it would be a propaganda blow against the Israelis, and that he was expendable — just the way, many believe, the killing of Muhammad Al-Dura was by the Arabs themselves. After all, this is a world in which suicide vests are strapped onto even children and mental defectives, where the mothers of terrorists again and again proudly declare that they are raising their other children to be “martyrs” against the hated Zionist enemy, that is are raising them to blow themselves up, and they are made much of, even celebrated, for this attitude.Individual Arabs may want to sacrifice themselves, “martyrs” for Jihad, but others may have the decision made for them, especially if theÂ one chosen is disliked or resented for other reasons.
Wait and see how this particular case pans out. Would you be surprised if you wereÂ to find outÂ that the Arab boy who was killed was killed by other Arabs? No, you wouldn’t. Why not? Because you know the things I’ve listed here, and much, much more.
In other news:
Four IDF soldiers from a haredi unit in the Kfir Brigade were sentenced to 10 days in jail Thursday morning, after posting images on Facebook opposing Israeli military restraint and calling for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to let them “annihilate terrorists.”
(INN) The Hamas terrorist group has warned it will “open the gates of hell” if Israel sought to escalate its operation against the Islamist group in response to the murder of the three Israeli teenagers whose bodies were found this afternoon. (EotW)
Muslims remain among the most likely minority group in Britain to be targeted for a hate crime.
In the UK, a self appointed groupÂ Tell MamaÂ tried to tell the world how intolerant the UK was towards Muslims. Last November, to much fanfare,Â Tell MamaÂ accused the police of failing to investigate anti-Muslim abuse. Oh, how the liberal world took the facts and figures parroted from this (at the time) government-funded anti-hate group. It cited 1,432 cases of abuse in 22 months up to Nov 13. Do read on…Â (EotW)
WASHINGTON (DefenseNews) â€” The US Congress is targeting the Palestine Authority (PA) with a cutoff of funds unless US President Barack Obama can justify how continued support to Ramallah advances national security needs.