Sunday, October 16, 2005

What's a Jewish Life Worth?

Earlier this afternoon, 3 Jewish youth were murdered (and 5 more Jews were wounded) by Arab terrorists, as they waited at a pick-up point in Gush Etzion - south of Jerusalem), on their way home.

The Jerusalem Post reported that the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, affiliated with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas' ruling Fatah movement, took responsibility for both of the attacks.

Israel's response?
David Baker, an official in the Israeli Prime Minister's Office, denounced the shooting. "Israel removed roadblocks and made a number of humanitarian gestures to ease up on the Palestinians," he told The Associated Press. "It's unfortunate that the Palestinians have exploited these measures to carry out these murderous attacks."

Do you want to know what's really unfortunate?

That in the Jewish State of Israel the life of a "Palestinian" is worth more than the life of a Jew.

It is a known fact. Whenever Israel eases up on the checkpoints and roadblocks Jews die, and yet, time and again, Israel enacts such measures.

Why is it that the Israeli government cares more about providing humanitarian aid to the "Palestinians" than they do about the well-being of their own citizens?

Why is it that the Israeli government will almost assuredly not take any meaningful steps to ensure that such attacks not occur again in the future?

We have heard so much about how the checkpoints and roadblocks that Israel sets up represent forms of collective punishment against the entire "Palestinian" population, and as such, are not moral or just. Why is it that no one is concerned with the collective punishment that is imposed on the Jewish population of Israel when these checkpoints and roadblocks are not in place? Why is it OK for Jewish children to live in fear as they wait to be picked up?

I don't blame the "Palestinians". They believe that the land belongs to them, and they are willing to fight in order to liberate it. They have learned that terrorism pays, as is evident by the inaction of the government of Israel to respond in any meaningful fashion... so why not?

What's the excuse of the government of the State of Israel? Why are they unwilling to take the steps to allow Jews to live proudly and freely in their own Land?



Are there any proud Jews left in Israel who are prepared to stand up and lead this once proud nation?



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