What we are watching right now is a blood libel. Slandering Jews for the murder of children without evidence is blood libel.

And it brings out the Jew-haters in droves, as if they needed some encouragement:

Two Guardian cartoonists agree: Jewish life is overvalued by the media

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SHAPIRO: Obama White House, Media, Hamas Push New Blood Libel

Today, a Hamas-affiliated newspaper stated:

The settlers used the body of 17-year-old Muhammad Abu Khdeir, from Shuafat in northern Jerusalem, to carry out their sacred [act of] vengeance by torturing him and burning him to death, in a crime reminiscent of their holy matzas that became part of their history of betrayal and murder – for the culture of violence and blood grew among the Jews to such an extent that it seeped into their sacred rites and prayers.

It should be no surprise to see the Jew-hating Obama administration regime backing such monstrosities, both by implication and by signing checks.

“A crime reminiscent of their holy matzas that became part of their history of betrayal and murder.”

In other news:

Daniel Gordis: Because they were Jews

 What has Israelis so shaken is the simple fact that the three boys were hunted, kidnapped and murdered simply because they were Jews. They were not soldiers. They had not strayed into Arab villages. They were but the latest victims in a long, painful history of millions who preceded them — killed because they were Jews.

Hamas denies denying the kidnap/murders

It seems that in Palestinian Arab society, denying that you are responsible for the depraved kidnapping and murder of kids is a sign of weakness, and therefore must be avoided. It would be a source of shame to flatly deny such a heroic act.

Haaretz reports:

Khaled Meshal, head of the Hamas political bureau, told Sky News in Arabic on Wednesday that his organization is not behind the kidnapping and murder of the three Israeli teens in the West Bank. According to the report, Khaled asked Turkey to intervene in the crisis with Israel and to convey a message that Hamas is interested in calming things down and avoiding further military conflict with Israel.

However, after this was widely reported, Hamas officials denied the report, saying that Hamas has no information either way about the kidnapping and murder of Eyal, Gil-ad and Naftali.

Al Resalah notes that Meshal had previously told Al Jazeera that he cannot confirm nor deny Hamas’ responsibility for the abductions.

It seems that in Palestinian Arab society, denying that you are responsible for the depraved kidnapping and murder of kids is a sign of weakness, and therefore must be avoided. It would be a source of shame to flatly deny such a heroic act.

Which should tell you something, if you are willing to listen.

Update:

New “Palestinian” jihad group pledging allegiance to Islamic State claims responsibility for killing the three Israeli teenagers

New “Palestinian” jihad group pledging allegiance to Islamic State claims responsibility for killing the three Israeli teenagers

Is this Hamas trying to deflect its responsibility for these jihad murders? That remains a possibility. In any case, this group is situating itself as purer and truer in its Islamic observance than Palestinian Authority leaders, who do not, after all, belong to a caliphate: “To the leadership of the heretic [Palestinian] Authority: We have […]Continue Reading »