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Shedding Tears for Terrorists

Today, an IDF soldier was killed, in clashes with PLO Arab terrorists. A terrorist was also killed.

 

The IDF soldier, Staff Sergeant Dan Talasnikov, 21, was a brave young man cut down in his prime while protecting Israeli citizens from terrorism. In contrast, the terrorist, Shafik Abdul A’ani, 38, was trying to murder more people, after already being involved in the February Stage nightclub bombing that killed 5 innocent Israelis.

 

But guess who the Associated Press choose to sympathize with?

 

Relatives weep over the body of Shafiq Abdul Ghani, an activist in the militant Islamic Jihad group, in Seideh, a village near the West Bank town of Tulkarem Monday May 2, 2005. An Israeli soldier and the militant were killed during a shootout that erupted when Israeli troops raided Seideh before dawn Monday and imposed a curfew, part of a marked increase in tension in recent weeks despite a three-month-old truce.  

In other words, Ghani was an activist in a militant organization (it is bad enough that they don’t refer to Islamic Jihad as a terrorist organization, but as a militant one; it is even worse that they refer to this particular filth as an activist). And he was killed, leaving behind a devastated wife and child. Oh, and by the way, some Israeli soldier was also killed.

 

In case you are feeling even a pang of sympathy for the terrorist or his family, just remember that if he had his way, many more Israeli babies would have been orphaned or even murdered.

 

Update: In case you missed it, this bears repeating:

A’ani had close ties with Islamic Jihad headquarters in Damascus. Detained by the Palestinian Authority after The Stage bombing, A’ani and fellow suspect Ahmed Zaki escaped from a Tulkarm prison ten days ago.

 

The Tulkarm area was handed over to PA security control in March. Israeli security officials said that despite assurances to disarm fugitives, nothing has been done and other Islamic Jihad fugitives – including those involved in The Stage nightclub bombing – continue to operate in the area.

Is it still considered an escape when your “jailer” opens the cell for you, gives you a weapon, and wishes you good luck?

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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