The Arabs in Israel have called for a day of rage today, to protest the deaths of their terrorists who were killed yesterday after attacking Jews, including a 13-year-old Jewish boy riding a bicycle in Pisgat Ze’ev and because we are supposedly destroying Al-Aqsa.
That’s admittedly a strange concept for normal people to understand – after all, these Arab terrorists declared they wanted to be Shahidim (martyrs), they post on Facebook that they want to die for Allah. Yet their fellow Arabs work themselves into a rage when we send them to Allah after/before/during their attacks.
It was pointed out to me yesterday, that instead of running away when chased and trying to escape, the two Pisgat Ze’ev terrorists decided it was more important to stop and stab the 13-year-old Jewish boy. He said their sense of self-preservation is overridden by their desire to kill and destroy.
MK and Arab Minister of Rage Ahmed Tibi also made an important point at the Knesset yesterday. He said, “We [the Arabs] are landlords here, anyone who doesn’t like it — should leave.”
While the statement is patently false, it shows something very basic about Arab culture that needs to be acknowledged.
Almost a hundred years ago, Sir Claude Jarvis, British Governor of Sinai from 1923, said, “Arabs are not the sons of the desert, but its father.”
What Jarvis meant is that Arab don’t just live in the empty, uncultivated and dangerous desert, they bring their desert culture with them wherever they go and destroy everything around them. Europe has begun learning that lesson.
Years ago, during the first Intifada, a beautiful and rare stalactite cave was uncovered near the Jewish town of Karnei Shomron and the Arab village of Kfar Laqf.
The Arabs from Kfar Laqf needed to prove it was theirs. So they went in one night and destroyed the entire cave.
This isn’t an aberration.
Culturally, Jews believe one proves ownership and sovereignty by building and developing.
Culturally, Arabs believe one proves ownership and domination by destroying and killing.
I know the politically sensitive have trouble accepting there exists cultural differences like that, but we see it with the destruction and violence on the Temple Mount, with ISIS, and everywhere else.
For Jews, there is no greater proof that the Land of Israel is ours, than that we turned this previously barren and empty land green and built an entire country.
But for Ahmed Tibi, there is no greater proof that the Land of Israel belongs to the Arabs, than watching his fellow Arabs freely murdering and trying to destroy this country and the Jewish people.
It’s not for nothing that Jarvis noted that the Arabs are the father of the desert.