Liberals are quick to try to explain away Palestinian terrorism against Israel. It’s a result of hatred fostered by the occupation we’re told, despite the obvious fact that Palestinian terrorism against Israel predates the occupation.
In Palestine the hatred is bred at a young age. Even the children’s shows in Palestine teach antisemitism.
There’s really no other way to explain away Palestinian violence against Israel – especially among the youth.
Simcha Jacobovivi at The Rebel brings up the case of a 13-year-old Palestinian boy stabbing a Jewish-15-year old in what was just one of many recent knife attacks. He rhetorically asked if we’re really supposed to believe that the thirteen-year-old is frustrated by the lack of progress in the peace process or upset about new settlements. I doubt it.
It’s brainwashing pure and simple, and a recent report by Palestinian Media Watch shows just the extent to which its occurring:
When one looks at Palestinian Authority (PA) education and messaging to its children, it is no wonder that in the last three months, most of the terror attacks have been carried out by young Palestinians. At Fatah’s anniversary celebrations in Bethlehem last week, young masked children were dressed with “suicide belts” and equipped with “guns” and “RPGs”.The official PA daily reported on this Fatah event, specifically mentioning the fact that children participated in the procession brandishing toy weapons and “suicide belts,” however the PA mouthpiece did not express any reservation or disapproval over this at all:
“Children were seen carrying models of RPGs (rocket-propelled grenades) and explosive belts, and they all walked through the alleys of the refugee camp in the procession, during which the sound of songs of the national revolution were heard.”Here are just a few of the photos:
Present at this celebration were top Fatah and PA officials, including Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul, Head of the General Intelligence Services Majed Faraj, and Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Rula Ma’ay’a. (All photos are from Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Jan. 7, 2016)
The PA and Fatah violence and terror promotion is not just for parades and celebrations, but is part of their ideology. Abbas’ Fatah movement has now expressed official support and approval for the Tel Aviv murderer. Nashat Melhem killed 3 Israeli civilians at the beginning of this month. The movement “opened a mourning tent for the heroic Martyr (Shahid) Nashat Melhem” [Official Facebook page of the Fatah Movement, Jan. 10, 2016] and greeted the terrorist with “congratulations and may Allah receive you in Heaven.” [Official Facebook page of the Fatah Movement, Jan. 8, 2016]
Fatah has also glorified another murderer. Muhannad Halabi who stabbed 2 Israeli civilians to death has been called a “hero” and honored as the one who sparked the “Jerusalem Intifada”
With children raised like this, is it really any question why peace hasn’t been reached in the Middle East yet? There’s someone to blame, and it certainly isn’t Israel.
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]