Elizabeth Browder

Really, Abbas, REALLY

Last night, a Rabbi in Jerusalem. Someone drove up to him, asked him his name and shot him. It does not matter who is shot, but shooting a man who has dedicated his life to G-d is vile to me. A Christian priest, a Jewish rabbi, a Muslim does not matter.

One thing in particular about this shooting bothers me (well…not just one thing, but one thing that stands out). Abu Mazen somehow is trying to twist this into an attack on Muslims because to Temple Mount is closed to EVERYONE. Forgive me if I am wrong, but this person has incited violence against Israelis (or more correctly, Jews), and is now trying to cry “WE DID NOT DO ANYTHING”. Sorry, dude. Try as you might to cover it up: YOU INCITE VIOLENCE AGAINST JEWS. Crying to the UN won’t change it. Crying to the media won’t change it. I mean, closing the Temple Mount is a declaration of war?? Really, Mr Abbas, REALLY?? The declaration of war came from you and Hamas the minute you called a baby murderer a hero.

Until people like Abu Mazen and Hamas stop inciting violence, it will continue. Israel wants peace. Israelis want peace. Palestinians want peace. Why do Hamas and Abu Mazen NOT want peace? I think it is because it is far more profitable for them personally if there is war. I mean, if there is peace, he might not get $4 billion in foreign aid to lose. If there is peace, Hamas might not get foriegn aid to build tunnels into Israel. This is all happening while Palestinans suffer.

Hopefully one day there will be peace. Hopefully one day soon. Until then, all I can do is pray for both Israelis and Palestinans. Lord knows, both groups deserve peace. It is a shame that the leader of the Palestinans does not want peace.

About the Author
Elizabeth is a nurse by profession, and a parent of a dog who thinks she is human. She likes lots of things. She may write about them.