The Isma website curated the following news item yesterday — ‘Rejim Zionis tembak mati wanita, remaja Palestin‘.
BETHLEHEM, Rabu – Seorang wanita Palestin berusia 50 tahun yang didakwa cuba menikam seorang anggota polis Israel ditembak mati di wilayah diduduki di Timur Jerusalem, semalam.
Fadwa Ahmad Mohammad Abu Teir dari perkampungan Um Touba mati serta-merta di tempat kejadian.
Saksi berkata, polis rejim Zionis menembak wanita itu dan membiarkan dia meninggal dunia di kejiranan al-Wad di timur Masjid Al-Aqsa.
Palestinians and Jews share uneasy co-existence in Jerusalem
The 50-year-old woman, Fadwa, is described by Israeli news sources as a “female stabber”. She was alleged to have tried to stab Jewish police officers near the sacred Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City on Tuesday. See the Times of Israel report.
Israeli police in their statement termed Fadwa “the assailant”. The police said its officers had been confronted by a “clear and present danger”.
“They shot and neutralized the threat.”
Fadwa died at the scene from gunfire.
ABOVE: A Palestinian teenager – you can see her lying on the road in the background of the picture – was similarly accused of trying to stab Israeli border police on 13 Feb 2016
Palestinian women knifing Jewish men in spiraling violence
Let’s examine two scenarios:
(a) The police statement (Israeli official version) of the incident is false
(b) The police statement is true
If the Israeli authorities had lied, then it would be a case of trying to cover up police brutality. The Palestinian woman could have been unarmed but the police are nonetheless claiming that Fadwa had a knife on her and that she tried to attack the officers.
If the Israeli authorities are lying, then it’s also a matter of the Jews trying to blacken the image of the Palestinians in the eyes of the international community while at the same time trying to whitewash the oppressive – if not trigger happy – actions of the Israeli uniformed services (military personnel and border police).
BELOW: An Israeli border police tipping over the wheelchair of a disabled Palestinian man in the West Bank last month
If the Israeli authorities are telling the truth, then it would appear that Palestinian women both young and old have taken up arms.
It’s a fact that Palestinian youth mobs (predominantly male) have been throwing stones and petrol bombs in skirmishes with Jewish occupiers. The Israeli soldiers have guns and they retaliate with rubber bullets, and sometimes with live ammunition.
There are periodic reports of Palestinian teenagers getting killed in such confrontations.
If the story about this current spate of attempted stabbings being carried out by Palestinian females is true, then it reflects a desperate, hemmed-in and burgeoning (high birth rate) population pushed to the brink.
Gaza and West Bank are imploding.
BELOW: Israel trying to establish facts on the ground
Love thy neighbour? Not in a million years
Assuming the stories of these recent attempted stabbings are true, the assaults would indicate that the Palestinians have – quite understandably – no love for their Jewish neighbours.
Yes, both races are ‘neighbours’. They each occupy one half of Jerusalem.
(i) The Palestinians want Jerusalem as the capital of their future state. The Old City in East Jerusalem is Palestinian territory.
(ii) The Jews, on the other hand, have unilaterally declared that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel despite that foreign embassies are presently located in Tel Aviv. West Jerusalem is under Israeli control.
There is no love lost between the Jewish and Arab neighbours. One side carries guns. The other side wields knives. (Needless to say, it is the gun that is the lethal weapon.)
If the Palestinians have no love for the Jews, the Jews on their part have no love and little sympathy for the Palestinians either.
Aside from the Palestinians living in the supposedly autonomous Gaza (population 1.8 million) and West Bank (pop. 1.7m), there are another 1,688,600 Muslims living in Israel. Meaning, Palestinians are a significant minority in Israel proper and they’re Israeli citizens.
(Note: Gazans and those living in West Bank are not Israel nationals.)
A quarter (24.9%) of Israel’s population is non-Jewish, i.e. mostly Arab.
Pew Research: Half of Israeli Jews want Palestinians expelled
Two days ago (March 8), the Pew Research Center released a report titled ‘Israel’s Religiously Divided Society‘.
“Deep gulfs among Jews, as well as between Jews and Arabs, over political values and religion’s role in public life”, said Pew in a summary of the results of its survey conducted last year.
Israeli Jews were asked the question of whether Arabs should be allowed to live in the constitutionally Jewish state.
Roughly half of Israeli Jews strongly agree (21%) or agree (27%) that “Arabs should be expelled or transferred from Israel” — see bar graph above.
In other words, close to half of Israel’s majority population (the Jews) favour the expulsion of the country’s minority population (the Arabs, both Muslim and Christian).
These Jews feel that Israel is a Jewish state and thus, has no place for Muslims.
Chedet reckons Umno-DAP animosity can be turned on/off ikut suka
In his latest blog posting titled ‘Umno dan DAP‘, Dr Mahathir acknowledged that “ahli dan pemimpin DAP [memang] benci dan bermusuh dengan Umno”.
Tun characterized Umno and DAP as “kedua-dua parti yang bermusuh ini”.
Despite the enmity, Tun said that everyone supporting his March 4 Declaration are required to act as Citizens First and put aside their party affiliation in order to Save Malaysia from Najib Razak.
“Apabila demokrasi dan kebebasan dikembalikan maka perbezaan pendapat antara mereka [Umno dan DAP] bolehlah diteruskan”, Tun proposed.
Easier said than done! The long-standing feud between Umno and DAP is not something that can be turned on and off at will — like an electric switch.
Tun is being disingenuous to suggest that the two parties ought to freeze their mutual animosity temporarily and that they can resume hostilities once Najib is successfully ousted.
Berperang sesama Islam sehingga lupakan musuh sebenar Yahudi
More tellingly, Tun is not listening to his own advice.
He wrote yesterday in Chedet:
“… lihatlah keadaan di kalangan orang Islam di Timur Tengah. Musuh mereka ialah Israel yang dibantu oleh Amerika Syarikat.
“Malangnya mereka lebih utamakan permusuhan sesama mereka, permusuhan antara Sunni dengan Syiah, antara Fatah dengan Hamas, antara Iran dengan Arab sehingga mereka lupakan musuh sebenar mereka, iaitu Israel, dan mereka berperang sesama orang Islam.
“Maka bertepuk tanganlah Yahudi dan Amerika.”
Tun is well aware that Muslims in the Middle East fighting among themselves are only making the Jews stronger.
Yet in our own backyard, he chooses to lead Umno Malays to battle fellow Umno Malays, and in the process weakening his former party and empowering the DAP.
Do you have faith in Tun’s flick of the finger?
Not only has Tun lost the plot, his chutzpah has become most bizarre.
He commands the DAP-Umno rivalry to stop so that both parties can join forces and concentrate on the sole aim of deposing Najib. But once Najib is toppled, Tun will immediately wave his arm to signal that DAP and Umno can resume going at each other’s throat.
The ex-premier is an overstaying leader who is consumed by hubris. It’s as if Tun believes that he has the power to command the waves.