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Palestinians Ignore Kerry Call for Condemnation of Murders

It all started when Israel retaliated…
Hebron was under siege Sunday night, following the murder of an IDF soldier by an Arab sniper in broad daylight. So far the only condemnation coming from Palestinian sources is of the "suffering" caused by the military siege.

Hebron was under siege Sunday night, following the murder of an IDF soldier by an Arab sniper in broad daylight. So far the only condemnation coming from Palestinian sources is of the "suffering" caused by the military siege.
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An official State Dept. statement following the two separate murders of Israeli soldiers condemned the killings, cautioning that “such violence and terror are unacceptable, and undermine efforts to establish the positive atmosphere the parties need to progress in peace negotiations.”

The official statement concluded with the line: “We call on all parties to join in condemning these attacks.”

but so far, according to Israel Radio, no such condemnation is coming from the Palestinian side. PA Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki has stated merely that the two murders “are no reason to shirk the demands for peace in any way.” That’s it.

Asked about the pending release of a second group of security prisoners from Israeli jails, Al-Maliki said the deal on this matter is clear and binds both sides.

So far, not a single Palestinian official has condemned the two murders: one in which an Israeli soldier was lured to an Arab buddy’s home to be killed and offered for a Gilad Shalit type prisoner exchange; and the other in which an Arab sniper just took aim at a soldier keeping the peace in a public area in Hebron.

Jewish Home Chairman Naftalli Bennett issued a demand to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to re-examine the idea of releasing Palestinian murderers from Israeli prisons even as other Palestinian murderers are continuing to target Jews with the apparent encouragement of the PA.

In a letter to Netanyahu, Bennett wrote that “under the coverage of the negotiations celebrations the holiday of Sukkot has turned into a holiday of blood and harm to IDF soldiers.”

Bennett suggested the proper response to the terror must be “war against the murderers, and not discussion with those who encourage murderers.”

Transportation Minister Israel Katz (Likud) told his supporters he would vote against the next phase of prisoners release, and Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon called—in an op-ed in the NY Times—for the revoking of the entire Oslo Agreement, which to date have only brought more death and mayhem.

Tzipi Livni’s No. 2 in the Movement party Minister Amir Peretz said the peace negotiations are the best answer to the extremists on both sides, and condemned the attempts on elements on the right to “usurp the pain of the families to advance their political ends.”

So, at least somebody on the left condemned something.

According to Ma’an, Israeli forces placed Hebron under a complete lockdown, causing traffic delays, following the sniper’s killing of a soldier. The Palestinian news agency cited an Arab medic who said Israeli soldiers held up an ambulance that was taking a woman in labor to hospital. The medic said that the woman was about to give birth but the soldiers refused to let the ambulance through.

So that was a second condemnation.

As usual in these matters, it all started when Israel retaliated…

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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13 Responses to “Palestinians Ignore Kerry Call for Condemnation of Murders”

  1. Jim Shelton says:

    They must love being oppressed as they are arrogant in their murderous actions. Then they whine that the have no freedom.

  2. Jim Shelton says:

    They must love being oppressed as they are arrogant in their murderous actions. Then they whine that the have no freedom.

  3. Jim Shelton says:

    They must love being oppressed as they are arrogant in their murderous actions. Then they whine that the have no freedom.

  4. Not new, sadly. How can they be trusted as partners in peace with that mentality?

  5. Michael Stein says:

    Not new, sadly. How can they be trusted as partners in peace with that mentality?

  6. Myriam Obadia says:

    and that comes as a surprise?

  7. Anonymous says:

    Start to kill them, no to release any prisoner they should get the dead penalty, the arab countries for insignative causes gives dead penalty, Israel should to start to use the dead penalty to the terrorists.

  8. Lloyd Bergner says:

    Israel must recognize there is no "Peace Partner" but rather a clever, deceptive enemy who means harm to our loved ones.
    Am Yisrael Chai, l'olam va'ed

  9. Bear Klein says:

    Do Not release any more terrorists. Build in E1. When the PA then pulls out of the Peace Talks annex Area C. No two state solution.

  10. Yechiel Baum says:

    Everyone should ignore Kerry

  11. Yechiel Baum says:

    Everyone should ignore Kerry

  12. Iris Frances Zaft says:

    Of course

  13. Will NEVER condemn they know what they doing to Israel, forgetting the eye of God is watching them.

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