UPDATE: Many have pointed out to me that Psaki’s “live bullet” reference refers to the Israeli Arab rioter in the Kafr Kana incident and not to the murderer of Dalia Lemkus. Nonetheless, there was a reason Psaki mentions the two incidents back to back. This is a deliberate conflation of two separate events, if this is the case, and suggests moral equivalence between the murder of an innocent young civilian and the shooting death of a rioter during his arrest.
(H/T Deebo, who brought my attention to Psaki’s statement.)
Today Dalia Lemkus was murdered. She was standing at a bus stop in Gush Etzion, IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD, when an Arab attempted to run her over with his car. When he didn’t succeed, he slit her throat and stabbed her until she was definitely, absolutely dead. Then he ran across the street, indiscriminately attempting to stab anyone in his way. Anyone who might be Jewish, that is.
He went on a rampage.
And what stopped him, finally, FINALLY, was a bullet.
Jen Psaki is looking for information regarding that last bit: the part where the Arab terrorist gets shot (!) with a live bullet, to stop him from killing more people, because he had no intention of stopping, he was just getting started, and he knew that it would only end when his life ended. He expected that. Wanted that.
Jen Psaki wants that investigated. How dare we? How dare we shoot this Jew-killer-on-a-rampage dead? How dare we stop a terrorist from killing a young girl in the prime of her life?
Just 26 years old.
Twenty-six years of being someone’s beautiful child. And now she will have no future.
But Jen doesn’t care about that. It doesn’t interest her. Because her boss told her that the real issue is that Israel killed an Arab who killed a Jew. That makes her boss furious. How dare we? How dare we stop an Arab from killing more Jews??
Jen betrays that even she has a heart beating somewhere inside the cavity of her soulless body. Count the “uhs” as she discusses the State Department’s desire to learn more about the way Israel dared to stop an evil Jew-killer with a live bullet. She knows she has no right to utter those words, have those thoughts, regarding a killer who killed an innocent young woman. She has NO RIGHT.
Jen Psaki: We strongly condemn the stabbings, uh, the stabbings today, in the West Bank and we deeply regret the loss of life. Our condolences go out to the victim’s family. It is absolutely critical that parties take absolutely every measure to protect civilians and deescalate tensions. Uh, we are also seeking any additional information surrounding, uh, the incident of the, uh, Israeli Arab who was shot, who was shot uh, as well uh, shot with a uh, uh, a live bullet, uh. We’re looking for information concerning this incident. We’re in touch, close touch, with the ministry of justice, and of course we urge all sides to exercise restraint. Obviously, these events happened over the last 12, 24 hours so I don’t have more details other than what’s out there at this point.
Matt Lee: All right, I’m just going to assume that, correct me if I’m wrong but when you say all parties must show restraint, you’re talking about the, who are you talking about?
Jen Psaki: Well, we’re talking about the Israelis, the Palestinians, any who are uh, involved in these uh, eh, tension-raising, rhetoric-raising incidents.
Matt Lee: Okay, but I mean, if you’re standing at a bus stop or something and someone runs a car into you or comes up and stabs you, I don’t know how to, I mean, those people aren’t, don’t need to exercise restraint, do they?
Jen Psaki: Well, Matt, I think I’m referring to the fact that we know that there have been, there’s been rising tensions in the region that has led to some of these incidents, I think we are all aware of that (laughs).
Matt Lee: In terms of the restraint and the rhetoric.
Jen Psaki: Um hmm?
Matt Lee: Are you seeing any, I mean, uh, last week you were pretty down on both sides or you were up, you were pleased with Prime Minister Netanyahu’s calls, uh, and uh the stuff that he did with the Jordanians about getting the tensions around the Temple Mount down, but you weren’t particularly happy with President Abbas, is that, is that changed?
Jen Psaki: Well, I think they also said last week, I was speaking to one incident of Prime Minister Netanyahu, obviously there have been a range of issues and events that have led to the rising tensions in the region, that both sides need to do more to [unintelligible].
Matt Lee: Still?
Jen Psaki: C-correct.
Matt Lee: Still, and can you point to anything significant along those lines, over the course of the, over the weekend?
Jen Psaki: Positive steps?
Matt Lee: Positive or negative.
Jen Psaki: There aren’t any positive steps, ahead.
Matt Lee: There aren’t any positive steps?
Jen Psaki: No additional steps, no.