Pro-Palestinian? Support Israel!

All over the world, pro-Palestinian protesters are taking to the streets, calling for another Intifada. I’m awed by their brazen racism, in calling for the destruction of “their oppressor, Israel.” Do they know the meaning of the words gushing out of their mouths? These self-proclaimed “peace activists” are championing suicide bombers, cheering for terrorism, and encouraging the extermination of the people of Israel.

Intifadas are murderous terrorist attacks. During the first Intifada (1987-1991), Molotov Cocktails (aka gasoline bombs), hand grenades, guns and explosives were all used to attack Israelis. Pro-Palestinian rioters even attacked the U.S. consulate in East Jerusalem with a gasoline bomb. Several hundred Israelis were killed and over three thousand Israelis (half of them civilians) were injured. The Palestinian killing spree also targeted its own people. That is, about 2,000 Palestinians (mostly militants) were killed during the first Intifada, but about 1,000 of those Palestinians were murdered by other Palestinians!

During the second Intifada (2000-2005) the Palestinian rampage intensified, this time using waves of suicide bombers. Hundreds of suicide attacks struck Israel, murdering civilians (mostly young children and students) in dance clubs, school buses and shopping malls. These suicide murderers were brainwashed to kill by their Hamas handlers. Defense reports claim that “the second Intifada claimed the lives of 319 Israeli soldiers and 745 civilians, and left 2,430 soldiers and 5,032 civilians wounded.” Brainwashed by their Hamas handlers, suicide murderers slaughtered over a thousand innocent lives. Article 18 of the Hamas charter states that the role of women is to “teach their sons to observe the religious injunctions in preparation for the duty of Jihad awaiting them.” Hamas, the organization currently ruling Gaza, wants all Gazans to participate in the extermination of Israelis and Jews. Per Article 15: “I indeed wish to go to war for the sake of Allah! I will assault and kill, assault and kill, assault and kill.” In order to stop these suicide bombings, Israel has been building a separation fence along the border, which has proved effective in preventing most of these attacks.

Supporting the plight of the Palestinian people by calling for the destruction of Israel hurts Palestinians as well as Israelis. Hamas, recognized by the U.S. and the E.U. as a terrorist organization, continually harms its own civilians via summary executions of those deemed not loyal, and through forced child labor to build their tunnel networks. Out of the 3,000+ Hamas rockets fired at Israeli cities over the past month, over a hundred have misfired or fallen short, landing on hospitals, homes, and refugee camps. Hamas’ weapons stockpiles are being hidden in mosques, schools and neighborhoods. They call children to the rooftops to act as human shields and they send their young men to the ground wearing suicide bomb vests. Humanitarian aid meant for Gazan civilian use was instead used to build cross-border tunnels for the purpose of conducting mass terror attacks against Israeli border villages. If there is to ever be a Palestinian state, the Hamas terror group will need to be disarmed and disbanded so that the Palestinian Authority government can regain control of Gaza.

Yesterday, I saw a woman calling out for more people to assault and kill; “Intifada!” she cried. There are only two reasons for someone to encourage another Intifada: ignorance or racism. If you call for such an uprising without knowing the meaning of the word, you should do some research. Those who call for more suicide bombers and deny Israel the right to defend itself against terrorist attacks are not a peace activists, they are racists.

About the Author
Eliana Halevi studied media bias with CAMERA in Israel in 2012. She is currently a Junior in the Honors College at the University of Arizona.
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