Nabil Abu Rudeina, the Palestinian Authority’s deputy prime minister and minister of information and spokesperson for Mahmoud Abbas, has once again made a Mafia-style threat of violence that the world will roundly ignore – because no one wants to upset the meme that the Palestinian Authority is anything but peaceful.
Speaking in response to a statement by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, he said, “There is no peace and no security without the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital on the 1967 borders.”
Forget international law, forget signed agreements, forget solemn promises that the PLO no longer supports terror. Palestinian leaders say that unless they get everything they demand – without compromise – they will continue to support violence and terror, murder and mayhem, bombs and bullets. Whether the threat is implicit or explicit, it is a clear threat and proof positive that Palestinian leaders are against peace.
But instead of reacting with justified anger at such overt threats, the world responds as if the demands are reasonable and it is Israel that is promoting violence – by not giving in to this blackmail.
The idea is bigoted – Israel is responsible not only for Israeli actions but for Arab violence. Israelis who are killed and terrorized deserve it because they haven’t given in to the threats. And the Arabs who embrace violence are hailed as heroes.
This is not an exaggeration. Many articles are being published today about a viral photo taken on Monday in Gaza talking about how this photograph of a Palestinian with a sling in one hand is “iconic” and the protester is being hailed as heroic.
This is romanticizing terror and violence, and no one has a problem with it.
Because the world has bought into the sickening idea that Palestinian violence is just and the Israeli desire to live in security is evil.
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