Another proud Palestinian – Arab moment according to Al Jazeera. Because attacks on Jews, no matter how heinous and indiscriminate are always justified.
Al Jazeera articles on the recent wave of Palestinian stabbing attacks against Israelis have been praising and justifying the terrorism.
One report, published on Friday, listed the “most prominent stabbing attacks against Israelis over the past year,” referring to them as the “result of the repeated aggression against the Palestinians and against the sacred Al Aqsa Mosque.”
Another report, from Thursday — titled, “The War of Knives…Palestinian Victory For Their Holy Sites” — led with: “Palestinian youth have found no alternative to the knife as a means to express their anger over the aggression of the Israeli Occupation and the settlers against their holy sites and their people’s blood, particularly in light of refusal of the Arab world and Palestinian factions to cooperate in the battle of Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa which is being waged individually by Jerusalemite [Palestinians].”
The article cites the attack committed by Muhannad Halabi — the 19-year-old Ramallah resident and law student at Jerusalem’s Al-Quds University, who killed two Israeli men and wounded the wife and baby of one of them — and calls the murderer a “martyr.”
It quotes Arab political analysts and experts who justified the widespread terror attacks as responses to “the murder of the Dawabsheh family [whose house was burned down, allegedly by Israeli Jews] and the incursions into Al-Aqsa,” as well as the behavior of IDF soldiers at checkpoints.
These pundits said that young people had taken the initiative, because the main Palestinian factions were refusing to act against Israeli abuses. They characterized the attacks as instances of Palestinian “individual self-defense.”