Two quick questions to those who pay attention to the mishigas going on in the Middle East:
If an Israeli lured a young Palestinian acquaintance somewhere and murdered him, do you think it would make the news? I do. In fact, I think it would be huge, worldwide news and there would be riots in the streets, condemnation by the United Nations and widespread calls for the dismantling of the “Zionist entity,” if such a thing were to occur.
Question two – did you read anywhere about this exact scenario playing out in Israel yesterday with the roles reversed? Of course not, because the 20-year-old Israeli kid lured by a Palestinian he knew to some remote, God-forsaken place, murdered and dumped in a well, was a Jew. This atrocity will never make the news, though any retaliation will. It will not be counted among terrorist attacks when those are tallied by any international agency, either.
That’s because the world has come to accept, in true Goebbels fashion, that it’s not terrorism if the victim is a Jew or an Israeli. It’s one of those strange facts that’s hard to believe until someone proves it to you, or you prove it to yourself. Watch for it, like I do, and you’ll see. You’ll need to get on the email list of a couple of Israel news sites, though, or you will likely never hear about what’s really going on.
Another one of those through-the-looking-glass truths is the fact that the world expects whatever Palestinian Arab state emerges in what remains of Israel will have to be Jew-free, while anyone suggesting the same in reverse is immediately branded a racist.
I don’t get it.
But, in case you’re interested in the tragic episode that just occurred in Israel, that cost the life of what by all accounts was a lovely young man, even younger than my own sons, here it is. You won’t likely get it from the press:
On Friday, Sgt. Tomer Hazan’s family got worried because they hadn’t heard from him, so, on September 20, at approximately 10 p.m., a report was received concerning the 20-year-old IDF sergeant’s disappearance.
An investigation ensued which found that Nadal Amer, a 42 year old Beit Amin/Qalqilya resident had previously worked with Hazan in a town near Amer’s residence. Officials paid a visit to the Amer family residence to collect Nadal Amer and his brother for questioning, during which Amer confessed to having persuaded Hazan to follow him to a remote area near his home on Friday morning where he murdered him and dumped his body in a well. He told them he’d planned to trade the young man’s body for the release of his Tanzim Fatah terrorist brother, imprisoned since 2003 for his involvement in several terror attacks.
“This is a horrific terrorist attack carried out by one murderer trying to free another. The IDF will continue to battle the agents of evil wherever they are, to safeguard the Israeli way of life,” IDF Spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said.
Don’t expect any worldwide outrage. Hazan was a Jew.
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