Monday, July 13, 2015

  • Monday, July 13, 2015
  • Elder of Ziyon
In 2010, Kristine Luken was brutally murdered by Arab terrorists while hiking in the hills of Jerusalem with her friend Kay Wilson. Wilson was stabbed multiple times and left for dead, but miraculously survived.

In what can only be considered superhuman, Wilson recently went to Ramallah and to the UNRWA "refugee" camp at Deheisha and recorded her impressions along with numerous photos.

Here are 39 photos of beautiful Ramallah, bustling Hebron and thriving Bethlehem - all of which are under the full auspices of the Palestinian Authority (i.e. areas where no Jews are allowed). To juxtapose the flourishing growth of these places there are also some photos from Deheisha “Refugee Camp.” Unlike the rest of these first-world cities, Deheisha is just one of the open slums/refugee camps run by UNRWA. What you will notice is the remarkable contrast between the normalcy and rising economy of the capitalist, autonomous, wealthy Palestinian cities and the abject squalor of those living in, or studying at, the facilities run by this supposed “relief" agency.

I do not begrudge any decent person to make a better life for themselves. What I do oppose is the ignoring of the flourishing main stream Palestinian society, the glorification of terrorism vis-à-vis graffiti and the alliance between the perpetual, intentional victimhood of the Palestinians and anti-semites posing as western journalists, politicians, churches and charities. These are the hypocrites who sit in Palestinian 5-star hotels while sipping cocktails (served to them by well-nourished Palestinians) and these are the ones who accuse Israel on western platforms of genocide and holocausts. I balk too at the hypocrisy of those Palestinians who loathe the West yet are perfectly content to fill their streets with shops and merchandise from the very civilisation that they despise. I also happen to think, that given the affluence in much of Palestinian society seen here, it would be noble for their Authority to contribute to their people in Gaza instead of tittle-tattling to the ICC and the UN.

Terrorist Ayat al-Akhras.

A child terrorist:

With great pride and honor, the Palestinian National Liberation Movement (Fatah) – Deheisheh Refugee Camp, Betlehem region,  announces the death of
 its son, the heroic fighter shahid of the Al-Aqsa Intifada,
  Mu’tazz ‘Azmi Isma’il Taylakh
 We will never forget you, oh little fighter of the revolution 

What makes this so fascinating is that this is the sort of thing one would expect a human rights NGO to do. Why, indeed, are there "refugee" camps in Palestinian Authority areas? Why are people kept in such slums where the very walls radicalize their children? Are these people citizens of "the State of Palestine" or not, and if they are, why are they treated as second-class citizens? Finally, if UNRWA is under such financial strain, why not plan to transition these camps into permanent housing for Palestinian Arabs?

The reason no one asks these questions is that they are political kryptonite. The answers reveal that the desire to wipe out Israel is so enmeshed in Palestinian Arab society that they prefer to keep these camps as museums of misery, great for photo-ops, to blame Israel for a "refugee" problem that Israel has had nothing to do with except that the residents plan to "return" one day to destroy Israel - and UNRWA keeps that false hope alive.

Wilson gives a list of people and organizations to tweet about this in her Facebook post.

(h/t Ibn Boutros)

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