The president of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, sent a condolence note to the family of Mu’taz Hijabi, the man who shot Yehudah Glick point blank in the chest and abdomen, after confirming Glick’s identity. The letter by Abbas, written two days ago, refers to “anger and condemnation at the news of the heinous crime committed by the gangs of killing and terrorism in the Israeli occupation army.”
Abbas called Hijabi a “martyr” and said that Hijabi’s shooting death as police attempted to apprehend him, is yet another one of the “crimes of the Israeli occupation army against our people since the nakba.”
The word “nakba” means “catastrophe” and refers to Israel’s 1948 victory in a defensive war in which 7 Arab armies attempted to eliminate the new State along with its inhabitants.
Statements such as these no longer shock Israelis. Nor does it shock Israelis when the world either pretends these words were never written or offers up a milquetoast condemnation.
I get all that. What I don’t get is Prime Minister Netanyahu’s public response:
“When we are trying to calm the situation, Abu Mazen sends condolences over the death of one who tried to perpetrate a reprehensible murder. The time has come for the international community to condemn him for such actions.”
Are you kidding, Bibi? The international community supports Arab terror against Jews. Why do you keep trying to get it to say it doesn’t? And if it says it doesn’t, does that mean it doesn’t? And if we stipulate it means it, does that mean the hatred against our people is permissible as long as it is spoken behind closed doors, goes underground, or is referred to in secret hushed whispers at parties where ambassadors rub elbows with aristocrats and talk about “that sh*tty little country?”
In effect, Netanyahu is asking the world to offer up a weak and pallid milquetoast condemnation. The question is, “Why?”
What would this achieve?
It happens after every such statement. And I don’t understand it. Why does Bibi keep trying to get the world to say it doesn’t hate the Jews? Does it change anything? Does driving the hate underground lessen the threat?
It’s time to draw the obvious conclusion: the international community supports Arab terror against Jews. It negotiates with the perpetrators and gives them money and supplies. Its silence regarding such statements and the fact that it doesn’t close its wallet is what it is: support for killing Jews.
We have here a statement illustrated by both thought, in regard to world silence in the face of such statements, and deed, in the form of huge sums of aid to terror entities dedicated to eradicating the Jewish people.
This is why Abbas feels free to speak his mind.
And this is how Hitler killed 6 million.