Our Disgust - Their Tools of Trade
It is impossible for Jews, or indeed any other civilised humans, to fathom the evil of (literally) millions of Arabs, and to understand the moral blindness of the hundreds of millions who support them.
Israelis are reeling from the murders last week of 12 year old Hallel Arielasleep in her bed at her home in Kiryat Arba, and the car-shooting murder of Rabbi Michael Marc, head of Otniel Hesder Yeshiva, and father of 10 kids.
The stabbing terrorist's mother is reported to have praised the depraved and horrific actions of her son.
“My son is a hero…My son died as a martyr defending Jerusalem and the al-Aqsa Mosque. Praise God, he is united with the martyrs before him, and he is not better than them. God willing, all of them will follow this path, all the youth of Palestine.”
The Palestinian Authority, the "legitimate representatives of the Palestinian people", put out a statement of condolences to the family of...the terrorist.
I find it impossible to begin to understand how anyone could respond to such brutal and savage behaviour by supporting it.
I believe the answer is that the Palestinians have always, from their pogroms on Jews in 1929, through the inception of the PLO in the 1960's, in the terror attacks on civil aircraft, and on Israeli civilians wherever they may be found, viewed slaughter of innocents as the essence of their "struggle" they are engaged in.
Electing to pursue barbarism is a strategic step long since taken by the Palestinians and their representatives. Whatever dissonances or human conscience they may have faced, has long since been silenced.
For those who may view the PA as 'moderate', know that the last Palestinian elections resulted in a Hamas majority, in the West Bank, of 70%. (That's why the PLO cancelled the election results, and have since ruled solely by dictatorship). Hamas itself, who still publicly espouse and pursue terror and barbarism, have literally millions of rabid supporters in the Palestinian 'moderate' street.
The PA can not genuinely view or denounce the grisly and savage murder of innocent fathers, mothers and children as illegitimate and amoral, as doing so would undermine and contradict their chosen national strategy and narrative for close on a century.
As for those who support them, such as the EU and every Arab state in the world, their failure to call-out this national strategy, and turn their backs on the PA-generated terror (at least) by cutting billion dollar funding and political support, is a chilling moral blindness, at the very highest levels of supposed civilisation.