|Dr Ashrawi and admirer [Image Source]|
- We posted earlier today about the fact that three of today's crop of Arab-on-Israeli stabbing attacks were done by women.
- Earlier still, this morning, we noted that yet again a knifing attacker turns out to be a child of sixteen (he was shot dead in the attempt).
- Last Thursday, we wrote about how many of the "martyrs" and assorted other stabbers are children of 15, 14, 13, 12 and 11.
- The New York Times, in an otherwise disingenuous and characteristically superficial look ["Young Palestinian Women Join the West Bank Turmoil", Diaa Hadid and Rami Nazzal, December 1, 2915] at the contribution made by women and girls in the recent mayhem, reflects on the "15 women who have tried, or are accused of trying, to stab Israeli soldiers or civilians in the West Bank since an uprising began in October. Where previous outbursts of Palestinian violence predominantly involved men, women have accounted for about 20 percent of all Palestinian attackers in the last two months."
The depravity of the society over which this awful person presides was on display last week in another excellent Palestinian Media Watch analysis. It focuses on a speech made by the PA government's Minister for Women's Affairs, Haifa Al-Agha. As we review the barbarism this woman is busy marketing to her public, keep in mind (as Wikipedia discloses) that this disturbed politician is a graduate of Oklahoma State University where she earned a PhD in Educational Studies in 1991. And though she serves the Fatah-controlled "moderate" PA today, there was a time when she was a Hamas functionary, a minister in its Gaza-centred Islamist regime.
In a speech delivered on November 7, 2015, she focused on what she termed the "uniqueness" of Palestinian women which
differentiates her from the women of the world, as [only] she receives the news of her son's martyrdom with cries of joy. [Quoted from Al-Hayat Al-Jadida via Palestinian Media Watch]
|Dr Al-Agha, the minister so proud of Palestinian Arab |
mothers' cries of joy [Image Source]
As PMW explains:
By praising mothers for their "cries of joy," Minister Al-Agha is sending a message to PA society to attack Israelis without fear of death because martyrdom for Allah is said to be the highest value and highest achievable status. The minister also added that Palestinian women are noteworthy not only because they celebrate death but because they fight as well: "The Palestinian girls and women have proven their ability to contribute to their homeland, and that they have a significant presence in the field and battle arenas." [The PA minister quoted by Palestinian Media Watch, November 29, 2015]
In a post we published nearly three years ago ["9-Jan-13: Yet another reminder why war against terrorists is different from conventional warfare"], we referred to how the divisive and highly controversial Ashrawi said in 2003 about the then-current "intifada" that it would continue "in different shapes, different forms".
"We are not fond of mass suicide, but we want the right to resist occupation and injustice. Then the moment we say 'resist', the Israelis pull out the word 'terrorist' - so a child with a stone becomes the 'legitimate' target for Israeli sniper fire and a high-velocity bullet." [source]
"They're telling us we have no feelings for our children. We're not human beings, we're not parents, we're not mothers and fathers... Sometimes I don't want to sink to the level of responding, of proving I'm human. I mean, even animals have feelings for their children."
We assume Dr Ashrawi knows much, much more than we about racism. On the other hand, we know how to understand plain-speaking Palestinian Arab mothers when we see and hear them.Should we now introduce her to the well-named Dr. Al-Agha? Or perhaps they already feed at the same trough.
Finally a reminder of some posts we wrote nearly a decade ago about the ongoing horrors of Palestinian Arab societal values. They reflect some of the sharp differentiation of outlooks and strategies of the two sides in this ongoing war:
- 3-Jul-06: Marketing suicide to children
- 13-Aug-06: People who love death... and what this means for the rest of us
- 27-Mar-08: Palestinian infanticide
- And a truly chilling video [embedded in "30-Jul-14: The ordinariness of utter evil"] that originally aired on Israel's main television channel. An ordinary young Palestinian Arab mother's eloquent monstrousness, spoken into the camera from within an Israeli hospital, ought to be a conversation stopper whenever the difficult question of what her society wants from its children arises.