Given where they get their news, it is not that surprising that the faux pro-Israel group J Street’s student division, J Street U, blamed Jews buying homes in Jerusalem for causing the serial terrorist Hamas member who plowed his car into a crowd of pedestrians waiting to catch a train, killing an infant and wounding eight others on Wednesday evening, Oct. 22.
J Street U posted an astonishingly cold-hearted, “blame the Jews first, last and always” message on the J Street U Facebook page just hours after the terrorist attack, and after the three month old infant Chaya Zissel Braun died from the injuries caused by Hamas member Abd al-Rahman al-Shaludi’s vehicular terrorist attack.
The faux pro-Israel organization posted a link to a Haaretz story about the incident. The Haaretz article tried to suggest that the car driven by al-Shaludi killed baby Chaya and injured eight other Israelis, similar to when some cockamamie criminal defendants claim that their gun killed somebody, but they didn’t.
But what was particularly heinous was that J Street U posted above the headline: “In Jerusalem, a baby has been killed and eight injured by a terrorist from the Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan, the same neighborhood where last week new Jewish settlers moved in.”
J Street U’s contribution to deflecting attention from the cause of the tragedy – the Palestinian Arab serial terrorist Al-Shaludi – and imply that because Jews moved into a neighborhood which J Street (and Haaretz) believes should be judenrein in which only Arabs and no Israelis should live. J Street U implies that because Jewish “settlers” moved into what it calls a Palestinian neighborhood, that was the trigger and the actual prime cause of the vehicular terrorist attack.
A day after its original post and fter quite a few commenters criticized J Street U for its callousness, J Street U finally posted what seemed to be an actual condemnation of the terrorist attack.
“J Street Condemns Terror Attack in Jerusalem. Violence against civilians, especially children, is never acceptable. We condemn this horrific act and our thoughts go out to the victims and their families.” That was their afterthought.