Tuesday, May 12, 2015

12-May-15: Gas, poison, kitchen knives, incitement

Thriving Israeli community of Oranit, scene of the
April 2, 2015 attack [Image Source]
Several more reminders today of what life lived in close proximity to rampant, religion-fueled terrorism feels like. Here's one.

Three Palestinian Arab youths, all aged 17, evidently residents of Tul Karem in the area controlled by the PA, were in court on Sunday facing charges relating to terrorist attacks by means of knives, gas and Strychnine poison, an insecticide that is lethal to humans. Their targets were the military headquarters of the IDF in Tel Aviv.

Sorry, that was a cynical attempt at mild humour. Their targets were, of course, ordinary unarmed Israeli civilians, preferably sleeping. A Jerusalem Post report [here] gives a sketchy outline that involves attacking commuters on an Israeli bus with bus, then stabbing them to death once they were overcome, and then doing something unspecified with the poison. It probably made sense in their 17 year old feverish imaginations, particularly given what we know about the degree of incitement that permeates Palestinian Arab society, much of it directed at immature personalities like these three.

But quick-witted IDF security forces spotted them waiting to pounce on April 2, 2015 close to the successful young Israeli community of Oranit (population: 7,200) and told them to halt and surrender. At that point
The stabbed IDF service-man, bleeding from wounds
to his head and hand, wrestles the attacker to the
ground in the April attack near Oranit [Image Source].
one of the Palestinians went for one of the nearby soldiers and attacked him with his knife, including stabbing him in his upper body, head and shoulder. Eventually, the soldier overcame the youth, threw him to the ground and arrested him. The second Palestinian was charged with attempted murder relating to the gassing plot, while the Palestinian who stabbed the soldier was charged with two counts of attempted murder, including both the gassing plot and the stabbing attack. [Jerusalem Post, May 10, 2015]
The third of the thugs pulled out just before the attack and will be up on the lesser charge of conspiracy to commit murder.

There is little doubt that in the torrent of Palestine-centric propaganda so beloved in leftist circles in Europe, Australia and the US, these three are rapidly going to be termed "political prisoners" and "freedom fighters"; the gas and the strychnine poison will be instantly expunged from the media record.

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