Just in time for Passover this year, Omri Ceren reminded us, the Palestinian Authority honored the terrorist mastermind responsible for the “Passover Massacre” a terrorist atrocity which claimed the lives of 30 innocent Israeli citizens at Netanya’s Park Hotel on March 27, 2002. On March 28 the Palestinian Authority Minister of Prisoners’ Affairs visited the family of Hamas suicide-bomb mastermind Abbas Al-Sayed, awarding them with an official, festive plaque, in celebration of the anniversary of the massacre. Ceren reminded readers that the Passover Massacre was the single deadliest attack carried out during the terror war, with 30 killed and 140 injured.
The honors to the terrorist mastermind who murdered Israelis celebrating Passover in 2002 are part and parcel of the daily incitement to hatred and murder of Israelis that permeates the Palestinian Authority on the West Bank and Hamas in Gaza. It is no accident that the brutal murder of the Fogel family in Itamar last month were two Palestinian Arab teenagers. The daily incitement of the Palestinian Authority on the West Bank and Hamas in Gaza is one reason among many why the formulaic condemnation of the Fogel murders by the PA means nothing.
Today it was the PA police forces themselves that did the shooting, murdering one Israeli and wounding four others who had gone to pray at Joseph’s tomb on the morning before the last day of Passover. The one murder victim (so far) has been identified as 24-year-old Ben Yosef Livnat, a nephew of Likud Minister Limor Livnat and the father of four children, so the celebrations in the territory controlled by the PA must be grand indeed. Palestinian Arabs proceeded to desecrate Joseph’s tomb and attack Livnat’s funeral procession. I should add that in Haaretz, one spokesman for the Israelis on the West Bank makes the point linking PA incitement with the Fogel murders in connection with toda’s events.
Arutz Sheva adds this piquant detail. The PA police forces continued to fire at the cars of the Jews observing Passover as they fled from the site. Were the Palestinian security forces among those trained by General Dayton and the United States? Perhaps some American reporter will care to ferret out the facts.
Israel is an island of civilization in a sea of barbarians and savages of varying motivations mostly related to Islam. The problem is not Jews in this Jerusalem neighborhood or that part of the West Bank, but rather the existence of the national home of the Jewish people. The most charitable interpretation of the Obama administration’s actions is that it is oblivious to this obvious truth, though the charitable interpretation is becoming impossible to sustain.
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