Yes, I realize the title of this post may seem harsh, but it was well-considered.
This morning there was yet another terror attack.
A 23-year-old palestinian Arab man entered a factory where he was employed as an electrician in the Barkan Industrial Park, armed with a submachine gun. Inside, he tied up and shot dead execution-style Kim Levengrond Yehezkel, 29, a married mother of a baby, and Ziv Hajbi, a 35-year-old father of three. He was acquainted with them.
So far, Hamas and Islamic Jihad have applauded the attack. And the PA have not condemned it. Not that they will (not sincerely, at least) – it is their pay-for-slay policy that incentives such attacks. That, and the diet of hate and incitement upon which palestinians are fed from an early age.
Now to the title of my post. Leaving aside religion (the oldest of which points towards the land belonging to the Jewish people) and even history (which points towards the Jewish people being indigenous to the land), the palestinians do not deserve a state, on moral grounds. Their society as a whole is sick – even if there are many good individuals within it. There are not enough palestinians shouting out against this type of callous murder and terrorism in a loud and clear voice. Instead, these are the scenes we are seeing:
And so it continues, with yet more Israelis murdered and children orphaned.
Yet we continue to provide jobs for palestinians.
And they continue to murder us. Because we are good and moral and, you could argue, stupid.