Fundamentally Freund: A Palestinian pogrom in Jerusalem

A government’s primary responsibility is to protect its people and ward off threats to their security and well-being. And the PPA has shown once again that it is truly such a threat.

Simply put, it is time to topple the Palestinian Authority (PA ) and declare to the world once and for all: there will never be a Palestinian state in Judea and Samaria.

By Michael Freund, JPOST

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After all, what kind of human being wakes up in the morning, grabs a few weapons, and then walks into a house of prayer intent on maiming and murdering innocent people? Guns were not sufficient for these savages. They employed axes and knives, which are far more intimate and bloody weapons, the kind that require physical contact with the victim rather than the less personal act of pulling a trigger.

If it is possible for a person to strip away the Divine image with which he was created, then the Palestinian terrorists who perpetrated this attack have surely succeeded in doing so.

Make no mistake: this was a pogrom, a premeditated orgy of violence that was fuelled by incitement coming from the Palestinian Authority and its leader, Mahmoud Abbas. For weeks, Abbas has been trying to ignite a religious war, instigating Palestinians to “defend” al-Aksa Mosque and use “any means” at their disposal. He repeatedly harped on the religious symbol of the Temple Mount, attempting to stir up primal passions and ancient hatreds.

Is it therefore any surprise that two Palestinians went ahead and attacked a synagogue? Shortly after the incident came to an end, Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch went before reporters and sounded like a broken record, repeating the same empty promises he has made after previous attacks, insisting that we will prevail even as he failed to offer any substantive ideas as to how that will happen.

Frankly, I am tired of the meaningless mantras and barren babble of many of our politicians. The time for tough talk is over. Now is the time for tough action, for measures that will change the course of events and punish those behind this evil deed.

For God’s sake, Jerusalem, Israel’s capital, is under attack. Stabbings, stonings, premeditated vehicular attacks, rioting on the Temple Mount and now an assault on a synagogue.

The only way to stop this spiral of violence from spinning further out of control is to go to the source, to the root of the problem.

Simply put, it is time to topple the Palestinian Authority (PA ) and declare to the world once and for all: there will never be a Palestinian state in Judea and Samaria.

Abbas, like his predecessor Yasser Arafat, has used the PA as a springboard to attack Israel in international forums abroad while fomenting anti-Jewish violence here at home. It is the PA that is leading the charge to demonize and delegitimize Israel even as it encourages terrorism against the Jewish state.

Throughout the years, the Palestinians have proven again and again that they do not want peace, are not interested in it and prefer to resort to violence to achieve their aims. How much longer must we tolerate acts of barbarism and terror? For the sake of Israel’s future, we cannot and must not allow a hostile terrorist entity to continue to exist in Judea and Samaria. Ever since it was established in 1994, the PA has been a poisonous thorn in Israel’s side. Rather than bringing peace to the region, it has incessantly promoted violence and bloodshed. The PA long ago outlived any usefulness that some may have hoped it would serve. It should be demolished forthwith and Israel should assert full control over the area.

Will there be a heavy price to pay diplomatically? Certainly. And will it be difficult to implement? Absolutely. But a government’s primary responsibility is to protect its people and ward off threats to their security and well-being. And the Palestinian Authority has shown once again that it is truly such a threat.

So let’s stop appeasing the terrorists and start opposing them. The blood of our brothers, of our fellow Jews, is crying out to us from the Kehillat Yaakov synagogue in Jerusalem, and from all the other sites of Palestinian terrorism over the past two decades. Let us finally heed their cry and prevent further suffering by dismantling the Palestinian terrorist entity once and for all.

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  1. @ bernard ross:
    Israel needs some leaders with bemoles to stop the savages from taking over.
    The left needs to stop demanding Israel’s demise. Any Israeli Arab who is not happy, send them to live in Gaza, There they can keep complaining. Hamas surely will listen and off comes their heads.
    Destroy the enemy.

  2. @ bernard ross:
    Bernard, the massacre will not stop until Israel follows Egypt’s
    example. Destroy all their houses and build. Build in a land that is ours. The international community can criticize all
    they want. They should pay attention to their own countries if they want to continue living in the EU. The European culture is becoming obsolete and being replaced by a culture of savages. Not a religion but a lie.
    A totalitarian autocratic system. They will destroy the countries they conquer and then, themselves.

  3. Chief Rabbi “Dismayed” by Silence of Muslim Religious Leaders Following Terror Attack
    http://www.thetower.org/1266-chief-rabbi-dismayed-by-silence-of-muslim-religious-leaders-following-terror-attack/

    The endless, whining, whinging, complaining, moaning, cajoling, begging, seeking sympathy, empathy from the jew killers, etc etc etc
    the galut Jews who advise restraint, coesictence, blahblahblah

    Israel needs a strong leader who will talk less and drive out and kill the enemy. anything else is the usual 2000 years of Jewish begging that will always go unheeded. Rabbi Lau is dismayed and is wearing his black hat which symbolizes the mental slavery of the Galut.
    At least Bennett is calling for a military operation in east Jerusalem. In a war, enemies need to die not to be reassured of their safety. Israels enemies are laughing, handing out sweets or praying for the jew killers in the Jordanian parliament.
    http://www.timesofisrael.com/jordanian-mps-hold-moment-of-silence-for-two-palestinians-terrorists/

  4. But it won’t happen as long as Israel is ruled by a sham-democracy with voting for party lists, which give inordinate power to Leftists Like Livni, and a self-perpetuating Supreme Court to represent the interests of the EU-craven oligarchy.