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IDF and Israeli Media Try to Eliminate Terror by Calling it Murder

For two decades, the upper echelon of the IDF and Israeli media have been in a two-faced mindset to pretend terror hardly exists while pushing Abbas’ demands by warning that terror is the alternative.
Sariya Ofer in her hospital bed. Her husband was killed by two Palestinian Authority terrorists.

Sariya Ofer in her hospital bed. Her husband was killed by two Palestinian Authority terrorists.
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Israeli authorities finally have admitted that the two Palestinian Authority terrorists who murdered a retired IDF colonel last month acting out of “nationalistic motives,” but they still could not bring themselves to use the “T” word.

Hevron area Arabs Oudeh Fareed Taleb Harub, 18, and Bashir Ahmed Oudeh Harub, 21, beat Sariya Ofer to death with an axe and a crowbar outside his Jordan Valley home shortly after midnight on October 11. His wife Monique was wounded in the attack but escaped, crawling her way to the main highway where she flagged down help. She still is hospitalized.

The IDF said at the time that it was not certain that Ofer was a victim of terror and that they were investigating the possible that it was your usual day-to-day murder.

The deadly attack occurred shortly after two soldiers were killed by Palestinian Authority terrorists in two separate attacks. As has been pointed out before on these pages, senior IDF officers, especially those looking for a promotion, are very hawkish on terrorists in Gaza but are anxious to show their superiors, and perhaps the Obama administration, how the Palestinian Authority does so much to cooperate to stop terror.

This writer was security officer on our Jewish community in the Judean Desert during the euphoria of Oslo. One of the colonels in charge of the Hevron Brigade assured the security offices in the area that the Palestinian Authority are working hand in hand with the IDF and even suggested that we meet with their general.

We turned down the offer. Two years later, the same Palestinian Authority “security forces” used their rifles, handed over to them by Israel, to shoot and kill Israeli soldiers and civilians.

Almost every brigade commander who wants a promotion, pants after the “peace process” and plays down attacks on Jews. Hundreds of Jewish motorists have been wounded, and some have been killed, by terrorists who have roamed the highways because the IDF reduced patrols to show the Arabs how much they can be trusted.

Ofer’s murder was a classic example of make believe.

Most media parroted the IDF and police response that, yes, the murderers were Palestinian Authority Arabs, and, yes, they struck in the middle of the night, but who knows? Maybe they were not terrorists.

Authorities clutched to the fact that the terrorists had planned for two weeks to rob Ofer’s home. The Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) revealed on Thursday that that once the two Hevron Arabs realized their victim was a retired IDF officer, it was time “to present a gift to the Palestinian people.”

Nevertheless, two major English-speaking websites carried the report Thursday without using the word “terror.” That would create an atmosphere of distrust of the peace process among the rank and file.

Security forces and media exhibited the same fairy tale mentality two months ago when a nine-year girl was attacked in the Jewish community of Psagot, adjacent to Ramallah.

Initial reports bent over backwards to say it was not certain it was a terrorist attack. What could it have been? An Arab who lost his way and attacked a girl out of self-defense because he was afraid she would kill him?

Even on Wednesday, when a Palestinian Authority terrorist at the age of 16 – they start them out young these days –  stabbed to death an IDF soldier while he was asleep in a nearly empty bus that was parked at the Afula bus station during a break, one English-speaking website wrote it was a “suspected” terrorist attack.

It is kind of weird how the “peace process” exists but terror does not exist.

Even weirder are the constant threats by Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas, and now by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, that if Israel does not do as Abbas says, it will face terror.

In other words, Israel is not facing terrorists now.

It simply is facing criminals who commit homicide because of the Occupation, and when the “peace process” fails, the murderers will suddenly be called terrorists, just as Abbas and Kerry predicted.

About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.


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6 Responses to “IDF and Israeli Media Try to Eliminate Terror by Calling it Murder”

  1. Violet Helms says:

    This sound like what our government did with the Ft Hood shootings…tried to label it “workplace violence”, GET REAL people.

  2. Rich Bonn says:

    Really, it is murder. Its a crime. By calling them terrorists, rather than just repugnant criminals, we are glamorizing them

  3. shoot them on sight. no prisoner releases down the road….

  4. call terrorists,terrorists thats what they are dont try to disguise them as murderers

  5. It is time to recognise as murders criminals and not terrorists, and install the death penalty, not more to release prisoners, why the PA authorities ask to the arab countries PA prisoners to release, in this countries they are tortured and got and get the death penalty.

  6. Earl W. Littlefield Jr says:

    Encouraging & condoning terrorism is ill-advised, regardless of how many times Obama & Kerry demand it……

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