Latest update: July 30th, 2013
The Palestinian Authority has labeled Jewish Home party chairman Naftali Bennett, other unnamed Israeli officials and 600,000 Israeli Jews as “terrorists” after he said that real terrorists “should be eliminated and not freed.”
“The definition of terrorism completely applies to many Israeli politicians who defame Palestinian prisoners especially those jailed before the Oslo Accords,” the PA foreign ministry said, according to the Bethlehem-based Ma’an News Agency.
The foreign ministry also defined a terrorist as anyone “who occupies the lands of another people and displaces them by force and settles in their place.”
The PA statement in effect says that I, and another 600,000 Jews, are terrorists.
That is what we get for Bennett having the nerve to say what all other normal politicians, except Avigdor Liberman, think to themselves but won’t say out loud, that “terrorists should be eliminated, not freed.”
Bennett made the remark in the wake of the Cabinet decision to support Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s request to please U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and chairman Mahmoud Abbas and free 104 terrorists responsible for the murders of Israeli soldiers and civilians, including the elderly and children.
He also had the audacity to remind people that as an Israeli elite combat officer, he had “killed many Arabs and… never had a problem.”
Israeli soldiers are not supposed to kill. It is immoral in the eyes of the international community. To kill someone who tries to kill you is disproportionate force.
And how about those terrorists who do kill?
The Palestinian Authority Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated they cannot possibly be terrorists because they are “strugglers for their freedoms.”
Israel put them behind bars, turning the freedom fighters into prisoners. In the past, Israel has freed thousands of these freedom fighters, hundreds of whom have returned to struggle for their freedom by murdering more than 550 Jews.
It is not clear for what freedom they are fighting, unless it is the freedom to kill.
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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