If you would like to understand a very important aspect of the Mideast conflict, listen carefully right now. What? You arenâ€™t hearing anything? Thatâ€™s right. The point is that nothing was said today by the usual Palestinian apologists, even though 2 Israelis were murdered in cold blood by Palestinian terrorists and 7 Israelis were wounded by a Palestinian suicide bomber in a shopping district of Israelâ€™s capital.
Youâ€™re not imagining things. Itâ€™s true that the Palestinian apologists nearly jumped out of their skin to yell about Palestinian civilians harmed inadvertently during a recent Israeli counter-terrorism operation. They shouted their supposed concern for innocent victims. They used terms like "attrocities," "war crimes," etc., and told the world of their shock and anger at the loss of innocent lives. In fact, this forum was littered with such disingenuous slogans after the elimination of Hamas terrorism leader, Salah Shehada.
But the smoke and mirror world of the Palestinian-apologists quickly falls apart at the seams, as soon as their duplicity is exposed. Even as they complained about the unintended victims of the war against terrorism, there was silence about the Israeli victims of Shehadaâ€™s terror organization. The deliberate murder of Israeli children, to them, was not shocking, not outrageous in any way. Only the battle against Arab terrorism is of grave concern to those Palestinian supporters.
And today, yet another Palestinian suicide bomber attempted to massacre innocent Jewish children, by setting off a bomb in downtown Jerusalem, on a street crowded with women, children and other citizens. As if to serve as a clear reminder of why Israel needed to stop Shehada, more blood flowed in the streets of Israel from the victims of the latest Palestinian terror attack.
Yet, not a word was uttered by the Palestinian apologists. No outrage was expressed. No shock. No shouting about human rights and war crimes.
Welcome to the silence of the hypocrites.