Palestinians Celebrate Terror…Again
By Kade Hawkins
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called for the international community to condemn the Palestinian Leadership’s condoning of terrorism and its praise for those who kill Israel civilians after a bloody weekend saw two pairs of Israeli parents attacked by Palestinian terrorists.
After gunmen killed the first couple, Eitam and Na’ama Henkin in a drive-by ambush near Alon More (in front of their four children), a second couple and their two-year old child were stabbed by another Palestinian terrorist in the Old City of Jerusalem Saturday night while on their way to the Western Wall. The father has since succumbed to his wounds.
What is finally getting world attention is not only the violent act itself but the horrific response of the Palestinian community to such acts.
Adelle Banita-Bennett, now the widow of Aharon Banita-Bennett who died of his wounds describes the horrific attack, “I ran for dozens of meters with a knife in my shoulder, bleeding. Arabs in the area who saw this horrible scene clapped and laughed, and told me that they hoped for my quick death. I felt I was about to faint,” she said. “I tried to hold on to someone who passed by, and they just shook me off and kicked me, and said ‘die.’”
When news of the attacks reached the Palestinian populace there were celebrations by hundreds in the streets with the waving of flags, fireworks and the traditional handing out of candy for the murder of innocent Jews.
Palestinian social media networks also lit up with the “ecstatic” news about the killings. Palestinian social media has become one of the most virulent propagators of incitement on every level including the official pages of Fatah and Hamas.
Rival Palestinian terror group Hamas also applauded the attack and referred to the shooting as an “heroic operation.”
The Palestinian leadership’s response to these attacks was not surprisingly, to blame Israel. After both the Palestinian terrorists were shot dead for their attacks the PA condemned Israel for its “policy of escalation”, making no mention of the fact these assailants were shot as a result of their knife attacks on innocent Jewish civilians.
Arabic news service Al Jazeera joined in the PA propaganda with it’s misleading headline:
“Palestinian shot dead after fatal stabbing in Jerusalem; 2 Israeli victims also killed”.
According to PA propaganda all Jews are legitimate targets, including the two-year old infant who was knifed.
General Sultan Abu Al-Einen (who serves as Abbas’ adviser on NGOs’) not only praised the attack but called for more attacks on Israelis.
Sadly, these deaths should not shock a culture that names its streets, parks and even summer camps after terrorists and educates its children with tv programming that refers to Jews as “apes” and “pigs” while teaching children the glory of martyrdom.
These celebrations are the natural result of a populace that has been brainwashed from infanthood by its schools, music, literature, entertainment, social media and political leadership to blame the Jews for all Palestinian woes.
The Palestinian leadership promotes terrorists to serve as role models to the next generation – terror and murder become the Palestinian’s ticket to fame, honor and glory. In fact the terrorists honored most highly are those who have killed the greatest number.
Palestinian Media Watch reports how “Abd Al-Baset Udeh, killer of 30 at the Passover Seder massacre, had a soccer tournament for 14-year-olds named for him. His brother was honored with distributing the trophies. Dalal Mughrabi, terrorist bus hijacker (led the most lethal terror attack in Israel’s history in 1978, when she and other terrorists killed 37 civilians, 12 of them children) has had summer camps, schools, graduation ceremonies and sporting events named for her, as well as many TV documentaries honoring her”.
This culture of incitement and hate is a regular part of the Palestinian leadership’s method of control over its population. Without accepting and participating in such hatred you will not fit into mainstream Palestinian culture which shows why a recent poll indicated 57% want a return to armed resistance.
Many fear these attacks could be the start of a much wider campaign of terror. Is it any surprise when the Palestinian leadership spits out a steady stream of incitement.
Here are but a few examples recently tracked by Palestinian Media Watch:
Abbas: We won’t allow Jews with their “filthy feet” to “defile our Al-Aqsa Mosque” “We bless every drop of blood… that has been spilled for Allah”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 16, 2015
Abbas awards Medal of Jerusalem to family known for committing acts of terror
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 20, 2015
Fatah official celebrates International Youth Day at center named after Abu Iyad, planner of Munich Olympics massacre
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 17, 201
At least 8 streets in multiple Palestinian cities named after Abu Jihad
Source: PMW, Aug. 1, 2015
City square in Jenin named after “Martyr” Abu Ali Mustafa
Source: PMW, Aug. 1, 2015
Street in Bethlehem named after “Martyr” Hussein Abayat
Source: PMW, Aug. 1, 2015
Terrorist honored with monument in his name and televised visit to his mother’s home
Source: Fatah-run Awdah TV, July 17, 2015
PA District Governor Laila Ghannam lays wreaths at graves of terrorists responsible for Savoy terror attack
Source: Facebook, “Friends of Dr. Laila Ghannam”, July 17, 2015
Released terrorist who kidnapped and murdered Israeli civilian congratulated on birth of his son by PA Governor and PA minister
Source: Facebook page of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam, July 16, 2015
Murderer of 15 honored as “Martyr… an example of giving, resolve and heroism” by PA officials
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, July 16, 2015
PA daily glorifies terrorist who killed 5 in synagogue as “Martyr”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 15, 2015
Praise for Palestinian mother whose 4 sons are imprisoned for terror-related crimes
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, June 30, 2015
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned for years that Palestinian incitement had to stop for peace to move forward. Yet with each new attack Israel receives the brunt of world pressure to make concessions to the Palestinians.
The EU was quick to issue a statement of grievance for the violence but then link it to the necessity of giving the Palestinians their own state. Meanwhile Palestinian incitement remains unabated.
The conflict could best be summed up by another incident this weekend when Palestinians attacked an Israeli ambulance carrying a patient in critical condition. The patient? A Palestinian stabbed by a Palestinian who thought he was a Jew.
The British Prime Minister – David Cameron recently told his Conservative Party conference that the government will clamp down on Islamist hate preachers, and Islamic schools in the UK that promote hatred of none Muslims. At the same time he supported the Saudi Arabian’s bid to sit on the UN Human Rights Council. The Saudis are the main sponsors of hate preaching in Mosques and Islamic schools in the UK, and are amongst the worlds leading human rights abusers!
I wander if Cameron will stop funding Palestinian Authority indoctrination of Jew hatred in their schools. And stop giving British tax payers money to the PA, which is then paid to the families of terrorists on an upward sliding scale, depending on how many Jews they murdered.