Monday, July 09, 2012

A shrine to the 1930's terrorist Izz al Din al-Qassam - in Haifa

A few months ago, Arabic media reported with their usual lack of accuracy that Israel demolished the grave of Izz ad-Din al-Qassam, the Syrian-born 1930's terrorist whose name is used by Hamas for its terrorist wing and its terror rockets.

The articles claimed that the grave was destroyed to make way for a rail line.

That bogus story is forgotten now, but hundreds of volunteers from the Islamist movement in Israel have just refurbished Qassam's gravesite along with other Islamist sites around Haifa this weekend.

While it is admirable for Israel to give maximum rights to Muslim citizens of Israel, it is outrageous that the Islamist movement that explicitly seeks to destroy Israel is given free rein to build monuments to terror within Israel itself.

This grave should be properly moved to Gaza City. And those who object can feel free to move there as well.