The Palestinian security services on Monday returned an Israeli officer who had mistakenly entered Jenin, in the northern West Bank.They say that you should praise children whenever they do anything good in order to provide a positive feedback and encourage good behavior. Similarly, when Palestinian Arabs fail to act like animals it is necessary to praise them, in the hopes that at least some of them can eventually learn how to act like human beings.
Eyewitnesses said that the Israeli officer entered the city via An Nassera Street in a white car and wearing his uniform.
The witnesses also revealed that a Palestinian police car stopped the Israeli officer when he arrived in the main square of the city centre and escorted him to the Mukataa.
When the news spread in the city, dozens of furious Palestinian citizens rushed to the square and set the officer's car ablaze.
One of the enraged citizens said that the arson attack was a display of anger for the assassination of two Palestinians and the injury of four others by the Israeli forces in Jenin two days ago.
Ma'an's reporter in Ramallah said that four Israeli military vehicles stormed the city and took position in front of the Mukataa, before exiting the city accompanied by Palestinian security vehicles.
The officer was then handed over to the Israeli forces outside the city.
The Islamic Jihad movement accused the Palestinian Authority security of protecting the officer after he had been gradually enticed to the area by the movement's Al Quds Brigades.
A spokesperson of the Al Quds Brigades told Ma'an "the PA security obstructed a group of the brigades abducting the major."
Deputy of the preventive security in Jenin, Salah Bzour, said "what was said by the spokesperson of the brigades was absolutely incorrect; the officer lost his way and entered the city mistakenly.
"When the PA security found out, they did what they are supposed to do; they took the officer and handed him to the Israeli side through the military coordination office."
(For those who do not know, in 2000 two Israeli soldiers who accidentally entered Ramallah were brutally beaten and lynched by a large crowd in a most horrific way, all captured on videotape.)