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Israel’s Stunning Response to Palestinian Aggression

"Whoever tries to uproot us from the city of our forefathers will achieve the opposite."

Muhammad Abu Shahala sold the Machpelah House in Hebron to Jews. For this violation of PA law he was sentenced to death.

Muhammad Abu Shahala sold the Machpelah House in Hebron to Jews. For this violation of PA law he was sentenced to death.
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Originally published at Daniel Pipes.

In retaliation for the shooting on Sep. 22 of an Israeli soldier, Sgt. Gabriel Koby, 20, while patrolling in Hebron, killed by a sniper with a shot to the neck, the Government of Israel has allowed the immediate resettlement of Beit Hamachpela (“House of the Patriarchs”) a three-story apartment building in that city near the Cave of the Patriarchs and close to where Koby was shot.

(Hebron’s Jewish community had purchased most of the building in March 2012 but its members were expelled from it by the Israeli government a few days later on the grounds that they lacked a residential permit. They subsequently won a lawsuit permitting them to return but did not have authorization to do so.)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commented that “Whoever tries to uproot us from the city of our forefathers will achieve the opposite. We will continue to fight terrorism and hit the terrorists with one hand, and we will continue to strengthen the settlement enterprise with the other hand.” Economy Minister Naftali Bennett noted that “We know how to build and settle. Not to kill. This would be the appropriate Zionist answer [to the violence].”

Comments:

(1) As someone who has long argued for a more robust Israeli response to unprovoked violence, this decision strikes me as very appropriate. It signals the Palestinians that killing Israelis marches them exactly backwards. Next time, the Israeli response should be even more robust; as Aaron Lerner suggests, that could mean the settlement of a new neighborhood. This message would quickly get through and violence would abate.

(2) The Palestinian Authority did not condemn this attack, nor another one a day earlier, when an Israeli soldier, Tomer Hazan, also 20, was lured to his death in the West Bank, pointing again to the PA’s completely unsuitability as a “peace partner” for Israel. The farcical negotiations sponsored by John Kerry and overseen by Martin Indyk should be suspended until Mahmoud Abbas makes a convincing apology and takes steps to insure that such misbehavior is never repeated. (September 23, 2013)

About the Author: Daniel Pipes is a world-renowned Middle East and Islam expert. He is President of the Middle East Forum. His articles appear in many newspapers. He received his A.B. (1971) and Ph.D. (1978) from Harvard University and has taught at Harvard, Pepperdine, the U.S. Naval War College, and the University of Chicago. He is a board member of the U.S. Institute of Peace and other institutions. His website is DanielPipes.org.

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9 Responses to “Israel’s Stunning Response to Palestinian Aggression”

  1. Ben II says:

    There is no response. Israel should declare war on the PA & Hamas. Except that Netanyahu is a coward and Shimon Peres is a traitor, so they will reward the Islamic terrorists by releasing them & making more concessions to them.

  2. Ben II says:

    There is no response. Israel should declare war on the PA & Hamas. Except that Netanyahu is a coward and Shimon Peres is a traitor, so they will reward the Islamic terrorists by releasing them & making more concessions to them.

  3. Doug Kraft says:

    You said it Brother.

  4. Doug Kraft says:

    You said it Brother.

  5. So selling to Jews is a capital offense. How absurd is that? Arab logic?

  6. David Neubart says:

    So selling to Jews is a capital offense. How absurd is that? Arab logic?

  7. If the PALISTINIANS are not in the picture -physically or mentally -you are guarenteed there would Not be a single murder.As we cannot live with them we can be sure we can live peacefully without them…. thank you.

  8. First of all, the scum of the earth that was responsible for the murder of the IDF soldier should be tracked down and made to suffer the same fate. Negotiations should have never started in the first place. The Palestinians are not interested in peace, only death, destruction, and the total elimination of Israel. This story could be added to the long list of evidence of this fact. The Israeli – Palestinian conflict is quite simple. Until the Palestinians recognize Israel as a Jewish state with all of her rights fully intact, there will be no peace. Giving up land, releasing terrorists from prison, freezing settlement construction are just anti Israel talking points. Appeasement never works.

  9. doglover123 says:

    @Ben II Why don’t you go and live in Israel and leave us alone. We are Americans and have one loyalty, you have two.

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