Earlier this year in Israel, an IDF soldier was charged with manslaughter by an Israeli military court after he was caught on video killing a wounded Palestinian in the West Bank. Contrary to what liberals like to believe, if Israel were the aggressor in the conflict, the last thing this man would receive is a prison sentence.
We see the opposite response to violence from the supposedly oppressed Palestinians. The Hamas government openly encourages violence against Israelis (and commits a good deal of it themselves, obviously). Heck – the destruction of Israel is in Hamas’ own charter.
While Hamas did praise the recent attacks in Tel Aviv, the “moderate” Palestinian Authority had an even more despicable response.
Via the New York Post
Here’s an ugly footnote to Wednesday’s terror attack in Tel Aviv: The two gunmen now automatically qualify for monthly salaries from the Palestinian Authority.That right is enshrined in Article 22.2 of the PA constitution, the Basic Law of Palestine. The terrorists opened fire at a popular open-air market, killing four innocents and wounding five others. It was the latest of some 300 attacks these last nine months, which include stabbings, bombings, motor-vehicle assaults and other mayhem. The slaughter’s claimed 30 Israeli lives (including some Arab ones), and two Americans.
And all the surviving attackers collect PA checks, as do the families of what the PA calls the “martyrs” who die during their assaults. One UN-funded PA charity even did a tree-planting ceremony to honor some of the terrorists.
As the nonprofit Palestinian Media Watch points out, the PA’s official news outlets are terming the latest atrocity “the Tel Aviv Operation,” while the Facebook page of the ruling Fatah party blames Israel for inspiring the attacks.
What a great “partner for peace” the Palestinian Authority is.
In America we (largely) have work for welfare. In Palestine, they have Jihad for welfare.
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]