Monday, June 20, 2005

Easing Palestinian "Hardships"

If you're anything like me, you don't understand what the big deal is about the so-called Palestinian "hardships" about going through checkpoints. Guess what? They want it eased, stop sending homicide bombers through them! Case in point is Wafa Samir Ibrahim Bas, a woman with an appointment at Soroka Hospital today (given a temp entry permit by Israel for "humanitarian assistance" -- nice thank you there). Wafa decided to bring more than a purse as an accessory to the doctor -- she brought a 10 kilo homicide belt. IDF caught her, and she admitted she was sent by Al Aksa Martyrs Brigade. Palestinians aren't doing anything to make it easier for Israel to "let up" on security measures, so they'll just have to reap what they sew.

Hat tip to Naomi Ragen. For more info, click here for a Jerusalem Post article on it.


At 1:23 PM, Anonymous Jonathan said...

That was one of the most infuriating stories I've read in some time. I mean, the woman was summoned by the hospital for further tests! And she would have detonated a bomb there, had she not been caught! My blood is boiling just thinking about it.

The story also reminds me that most people here in the States don't realize that the absence of stories of terror attacks in Israel does NOT mean the Palestinians aren't trying. (Hence, you are doing a service with posts like this.)

At 2:14 PM, Anonymous Mustang said...

Cao has a really interesting observation about the "Palestinian" people; turns out, they don't exist. You can find her blog at this URL:

At 3:24 PM, Blogger MissingLink said...

As I said before the check points actually work.
More and more heaven-happy wannabie martyrs are intercepted before detonating.

At 7:03 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

What is Israel supposed to do? Stand by while her citizens are blown to bits? Checkpoints are necessary when anarchists are on the loose. Besides, bombs exploding all over the place are a lot more 'inconvenient' than checkpoints. ["Inconvenient" is an understatement, to say the least, but I'm so angered by what I just read that I'm at a loss for words]
There was a time when I bought into all the PC about "Palestinian hardships." I know better now. 9/11 was my wake-up call, and in the days following that horrific day, I had to go through some checkpoints here--didn't bother me, made me feel safer.

At 7:26 PM, Blogger Tran Sient said...

It is diffucult to worry about the hardships of a people who continually 'elect' terrorists as their leaders.

At 8:49 PM, Blogger Gindy said...

This one will be in tomorrows posting for me. The first thing I thought was, she was burned by her own stove so she will go to Israel and try and kill the Jews who are trying to help her.

She hurt herself, so now she will hurt others.

At 10:14 PM, Anonymous Rachel Ann said...

They are raised to hate us. Like you commented to me, the West, the leaders, must stop thinking that concessions to the Palestinians are going to make them nice, friendly, neighbors. They are raised to hate Jews and to think in terms of either winning or losing; either Israel is destroyed or they are destroyed (in their minds). They don't think in terms of mutal satisfaction and peace.

Israel can offer concessions, make their lives nice for them, agree to a Palestinian state, and as long as Israel still exists in some form, they are unhappy.

Unfortunately they are better at press than Israel is. Someone clue me in to why that is so...And Mustang, you are correct. There are no real palestinian people.Well, there are...but mostly they were Jews.

At 5:04 AM, Blogger Warren said...

Rachel Ann, said:
"Unfortunately they are better at press than Israel is. Someone clue me in to why that is so.

The "press" is the gate keeper. It decides which stories get coverage.

Think of the majority of the "press" as the propganda arm of the PA.

At 7:56 AM, Anonymous Rory said...

Rachel Ann,

If you check Esther's blog of June 15th, there's a piece by Melanie Phillips, with a link to an article in the Jerusalem Post, which will help to explain why the Israelis suck (sorry I know of no other way to describe it) at public relations. In all the years I've been following this conflict, I was never able to figure out why this was so, until now. While it provides an explanation, it certainly doesn't mitigate the fact that Israel long ago lost the propaganda war, which, in some ways, was nearly as critical as some of their military battles. And the fact that they may have finally seen the light probably comes many years too late.


It's true the Palestinian don't exist other than those Jews who lived in what became Israel in 1948. If you were to check the identity papers of any Israeli, who was born prior to 1948, everything will say Palestinian. The "Palestinian" Arabs were mostly a figment of Yasser Arafat's imagination and only materialized after the Six Day War when Israel captured the West Bank and Gaza. For the nearly 20 years prior to the war, when Jordan and Egypt had control of those areas, nobody saw fit to create a "Palestinian state."

At 9:24 AM, Blogger Sergeant America said...

As a Chayal Boded..., I am just thankful that Israel has checkpoints in place and well trained IDF Warriors to staff them!

Shalom, chavers! (... trying not to be a "wasach ...") ;)

At 7:05 PM, Blogger Mark said...

And I'm adding you to my links at KOTGD!


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