Saturday, February 06, 2016

  • Saturday, February 06, 2016
  • Elder of Ziyon
From Times of Israel:
Suspected Palestinian attackers set fire to Torah scrolls in an outpost next to the Karmei Tzur settlement in the West Bank overnight Friday-Saturday. There were no injuries in the incident, but the scrolls were badly damaged.

The scrolls were inside a tent at the Givat Shorek outpost, which residents said had been in use as a synagogue, the Ynet news website reported. According to the settlers, the tent had also been used as a gathering place for the children of the area.

According to Karmei Tzur residents, the suspected arsonists piled up the Torah scrolls and set them alight.

Judea and Samaria police said that the footprints of the suspects were found leading to a Palestinian village near the town of Halhul, Ynet said.

The tent, which was unmanned at the time, overlooks the site where the bodies of three Israeli teens were found after they had been abducted and murdered by terrorists in June 2014.
No doubt, the people who are most upset for arson attacks on mosques will find this equally abhorrent, right?

Well, as of this writing, Ha'aretz English hasn't even reported this news. Neither has any non-Jewish media outlet outside Israel. (Given that they seem to get all their news from Haaretz, this is almost inevitable.)

One the early morning of September 12, 2005, as soon as Israel abandoned Gaza, the very first targets for Palestinian Arabs were the synagogue buildings left behind. Four of them were burned in one day, possibly the most synagogues destroyed in a single day since Transjordan destroyed some 50 synagogues in Jerusalem in 1948.

Gazans celebrating the burning of the Netzarim synagogue
When Mahmoud Abbas was asked if he condemned the burnings, he said the arsonists were merely “expressing their emotions.” I could not find this quote in liberal mainstream media from 2005.

There is no crime that Palestinian Arabs can do and support that would make the world think any less of them. Because the media and politicians will continue to downplay and excuse crimes of this sort, while they fall over each other to condemn any hint of hate by Jews in Israel.

No one would ever dare say that Jewish arsonists are merely "expressing their emotions."

And not one Palestinian Arab will publicly denounce the deliberate burning of Jewish holy books (which was reported fairly widely in PalArab media.)

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