I received this email from Rabbi Elchanan Poupko, a New York based writer, teacher, and blogger.
I am on a visit to Israel and went to the Western Wall.
When I left the Western Wall I decided to walk through the Arab market up to Jaffa Gate. As I am walking I hear a ring of fire crackers, the kind that you throw on the floor and they make a little pop, blowing up all around me. I get under a balcony and it still coming I look around and can’t figure out where it’s coming from. Suddenly I realize that this Arab mom has her two-year-old child in a baby carriage.
He has a huge package of firecrackers and she has him throwing them on Jews.
I took out my camera took a picture and a video and she got really mad.
Just thought it’s a powerful message about what kind of unthinkable things some Palestinians do using their children as tools of terror.
Bang snaps are not dangerous, of course, but the idea that 2-year old kids are being taught from the cradle to throw explosive devices on Jews would be considered shocking in any context – except when the attackers are Palestinians.
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