Sunday, March 13, 2011

Jewish Couple With Their Three Children Murdered in Bed by Palestinians

A Jewish couple and their three young children (aged 11 years, three years, and 3 months) were murdered in their bed by Palestinians who broke into their home and stabbed them to death. There is no legitimate justification for what happened, and I suspect the best the terrorists could offer is the fact that they were Jewish and they disproved of where the Jews chose to live.

How did people in Gaza react to the news of pointless carnage; with celebration and by handing out candy. This is what they are celebrating [Warning, graphic pictures at the link] click here to see.

The whole thing is sickening; the pointless brutal murder of a Jewish family in their home and the celebration of the barbaric act. What kind of person stabs a three month old baby girl? What kind of people react to news of the infant being stabbed by celebrating in the street and handing out candy? These are the people Israel is trying to make peace with. Good luck with that ...

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4041106,00.html

"Gaza residents from the southern city of Rafah hit the streets Saturday to celebrate the terror attack in the West Bank settlement of Itamar where five family members were murdered in their sleep, including three children.

Residents handed out candy and sweets, one resident saying the joy "is a natural response to the harm settlers inflict on the Palestinian residents in the West Bank."
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http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/12/us-palestinians-israel-violence-idUSTRE72B0B920110312

"A Jewish couple and three of their children were stabbed to death in bed in a West Bank settlement in what Israeli officials said Saturday was an attack by one or more Palestinians who broke into their home.
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In a televised speech, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed shock that the parents and three of their children -- including a baby -- were "brutally murdered on Sabbath eve while sleeping."
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The office of President Barack Obama said: "There is no possible justification for the killing of parents and children in their home. We call on the Palestinian Authority to unequivocally condemn this terrorist attack."

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas later put out a statement condemning "all acts of violence against civilians, regardless of who carried them out and their motives."
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Update:

Video embedded below. [content warning] (via and)

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There is some confusion to how old one of the murdered children was, either three years old or four years old.

Update 2:

Head to http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2011/03/islamic-jew-hatred-graphic-muslims-stab-jewish-family-of-five-to-death.html for more graphic pictures of the murdered and some photos of the celebration in Gaza.

14 comments:

  1. The people you call Palestinians, are used, abused, and mistreated far worse by their Arab brothers than by what the Israelis do to them. How come they still live in refugee camps in all those Arab countries? Since 1967!!! The rest they’ve brought on themselves through their deceit, duplicity, and terrorism. Have sympathy for them, when THEY have sympathy for Jews and Christians!!

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  2. Thank you for posting this, I think its really important to highlight this type of violence that happens in the occupied territories.

    To those among us citing the illegality and illegitimacy of the settler enterprise: The community of Itamar is in and of itself a violation of international law. It was established to deepen Israeli hold on an the occupied territory; and over the years, the Jewish settlers of Itamar became almost equally well known for their violent attacks on Palestinian farmers as for the attacks that they themselves sustained – the community of 1,000 lost 15 of its members to attacks like this over the past ten years. Needless to say, the occupation of the West Bank, the establishment of the settlement, and the individual settlers attack against their Palestinian neighbors are all illegal under international law; the latter are not only particularly brutish and wrong, but are also illegal under Israeli law.

    None of this justifies retaliatory violation of the very same laws, just like being robbed does not justify walking into the robber’s house and butchering him and his entire family. More generally, international law clearly allows armed resistance by occupied population to the armed forces of the occupier, but just as clearly bans targeting the occupier’s civilian population. The power of the law, certainly of international law, is in its totality and universality.

    Meanwhile, Prime Minister Netanyahu reacted to the murder in the most cynical way imaginable – by blaming the Palestinian Authority as a whole, and by authorising hundreds of more housing units to be built in the occupied West Bank. The settlement movements more radical elements have launched a series of revenge attack, targeting the nearest available Palestinian civil population. thus one muslim psychopath begats more violence from Jewish Jihadists, continuing the cycle of violence.

    This is why I am for boycott of businesses implicated in carrying out the occupation of the West Bank. Because more than 4 million Palestinians have no rights, because the conditions in Palestine are far worse than countless situations in which progressives have applied boycott in the past-- for instance, labor conditions in the U.S., or the BP oil spill that moved Rabbi Arthur Waskow to call for boycott even as he was opposing it against Israel. Because the next intifada is likely to be far more violent. And boycott is a nonviolent way of saying, This must stop. There are practical steps people in the U.S. concerned about this kind of violence can take to stop it.

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  3. @Ian - "and over the years, the Jewish settlers of Itamar became almost equally well known for their violent attacks on Palestinian farmers as for the attacks that they themselves sustained"
    please link me the story of the Israeli who broke into the home of a Palestinian at night and butchered as much of the family as they could find including knifing a 3 month old baby girl and a three year old child, or something of equivalent brutality, or stop trying to equivocate.

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  4. Is there any Israeli, who would kill a Palestinian child?! Heresy!!

    Of course there is, these incidents are countless, you just need to be willing to not be ignorant: http://www.haaretz.com/news/supreme-court-rejects-appeal-of-the-bat-ayin-underground-1.206876

    The Bat ‘Ayin Underground tried to activate a cart bomb next to a Palestinian girls’ school. Its members were acquitted of the killing of eight other Palestinians, one of them a child (then who did kill them? the case were never closed). Two of the Bat ‘Ayin conspirators were sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment, another was sentenced to eight years, and two others received two years’ imprisonment each. The security coordinator of the Hadar Beitar settlement, Nahum Korman, was convicted of the killing of a 10 year-old Palestinian child, Hilmi Shusha, after hitting him on the head with the butt of his pistol. Korman was sentenced to six months of community service (!). Pinchas Wallerstein, one of the mainstays of the settler movement, chased a Palestinian boy, Rabbah Rhanem Ahmed, whom he claimed threw stones at his car, and shot him dead. Naturally – Wallerstein is a Jew and a settler – he was not charged with murder, but with manslaughter, was convicted of wrongful causing of death, and atoned for his actions with a mere four months of community service.

    Korman and Wallerstein, and to a lesser extent the men of the Bat ‘Ayin group, were embraced by their communities. Turns out that if you’re a Jew who shoots a Palestinian child in the back, or bashes his head in with a pistol, or just try to blow him to kingdom come with his classmates, you’re not a terrorist; you’re a pillar of the Jewish Settler community. Or maybe they take the U.S. right wing Jared Loughner defense that this was an "isolated incident" totally unconnected from space and time...

    The corollary is that the settlements are by their very existence engaged in hostilities – which they are. The illegal occupation englobes these killings, and to try and portray it differently is dishonest at best.
    Most of the people living in Itamar there are from the Gush Emunim bloc. Five years ago the settlers of Itamar had already stolen 6,000 dunum of Palestinian land. Two and a half years ago, settlers from Itamar apparently shot Yahya Atta Riahin

    http://english.pnn.ps/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3641&Itemid=28
    an 18-year-old Palestinian, at least 20 times from close range. No one knows exactly who did it, because no one investigated the case. The elected head of the Itamar town council once said at a funeral: “These Palestinians do not deserve any human rights. We cannot talk of human rights for people who are not human.”

    http://www.btselem.org/english/testimonies/20021022_settlers_attack_at_awarta.asp

    The settlers carry out pogroms. Regularly. They are doing so I as I write these words, at Palestinians in Awarta, a nearby village, where reportedly hundreds of Palestinians have been detained and the villagers are under curfew. There have been reports of beatings. Furthermore, between 1998 and 2002, there were three other murders quite close to Itamar: in October 1998, Ahmad Suleiman Hatataba, 68, from Bet Furiqin was killed; in October 2000, Farid Nasasra, 29, also from Bet Furiq was killed; in October 2002, Hani Bani Manya, 22, from ‘Aqqraba was killed. B’Tselem notes, “In the first case, the person responsible was convicted of murder, but in the other two, the perpetrators have not been apprehended or prosecuted.” They harass Palestinian peasant olive harvesters, shooting them freely. In the West Bank and Gaza, non-violent activists are murdered regularly – 21 since 2005, 10 of them minors. How many pogroms must pogromists carry out before you self-righteously condemn the violence? or do you just want to cry crocodile tears over the victims of Palestinian violence? :

    http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=368554

    http://palsolidarity.org/2011/03/16975/

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  5. It's also worth pointing about that the Israeli military slaughters children pretty frequently. On July 22 2002, the IDF assassinated Hamas leader Salah Shehadeh in Gaza along with eight children and five other adults, breaking a ceasefire and leading to the resumption of murderous violence. The IDF whitewash – I mean, report – stated, “Despite the outcome which resulted in this instance, the means of targeted killing was and continues to be a lawful tool in the war against deadly terrorism, provided that the operation is carried out in accordance with the principles and rules set out by Israeli and international law.” That is, in juxtaposition to the Bil’in (a palestinian non violent resistance group_ statement on the killing of civilians, the Israeli army actually says slaughtering civilians is perfectly fine.

    http://www.alternativenews.org/english/index.php/topics/news/3397-palestinian-popular-committee-response-to-itamar-incident-

    Netanyahu and other right wing zionists has finally found an excuse to stall forever, and he’s going to squeeze this lemon for all it’s worth. Now he can avoid the hated duty of yet another hollow policy speech. There was a massacre! We’re saved! If there are no terror attacks, there’s no reason to speak to the Palestinians; if there are any, of course, we surely can’t talk to them.

    There is only one viable way to end the conflict: Non-violent Palestinian resistance. It drives Israel crazy. Support BDS.

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  6. Is there any Israeli, who would kill a Palestinian child?! Heresy!!

    Of course there is, these incidents are countless, you just need to be willing to not be ignorant: http://www.haaretz.com/news/supreme-court-rejects-appeal-of-the-bat-ayin-underground-1.206876

    The Bat ‘Ayin Underground tried to activate a cart bomb next to a Palestinian girls’ school. Its members were acquitted of the killing of eight other Palestinians, one of them a child (then who did kill them? the case were never closed). Two of the Bat ‘Ayin conspirators were sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment, another was sentenced to eight years, and two others received two years’ imprisonment each. The security coordinator of the Hadar Beitar settlement, Nahum Korman, was convicted of the killing of a 10 year-old Palestinian child, Hilmi Shusha, after hitting him on the head with the butt of his pistol. Korman was sentenced to six months of community service (!). Pinchas Wallerstein, one of the mainstays of the settler movement, chased a Palestinian boy, Rabbah Rhanem Ahmed, whom he claimed threw stones at his car, and shot him dead. Naturally – Wallerstein is a Jew and a settler – he was not charged with murder, but with manslaughter, was convicted of wrongful causing of death, and atoned for his actions with a mere four months of community service.

    Korman and Wallerstein, and to a lesser extent the men of the Bat ‘Ayin group, were embraced by their communities. Turns out that if you’re a Jew who shoots a Palestinian child in the back, or bashes his head in with a pistol, or just try to blow him to kingdom come with his classmates, you’re not a terrorist; you’re a pillar of the Jewish Settler community. Or maybe they take the U.S. right wing Jared Loughner defense that this was an "isolated incident" totally unconnected from space and time...

    The corollary is that the settlements are by their very existence engaged in hostilities – which they are. The illegal occupation englobes these killings, and to try and portray it differently is dishonest at best.
    Most of the people living in Itamar there are from the Gush Emunim bloc. Five years ago the settlers of Itamar had already stolen 6,000 dunum of Palestinian land. Two and a half years ago, settlers from Itamar apparently shot Yahya Atta Riahin

    http://english.pnn.ps/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3641&Itemid=28
    an 18-year-old Palestinian, at least 20 times from close range. No one knows exactly who did it, because no one investigated the case. The elected head of the Itamar town council once said at a funeral: “These Palestinians do not deserve any human rights. We cannot talk of human rights for people who are not human.”

    http://www.btselem.org/english/testimonies/20021022_settlers_attack_at_awarta.asp

    The settlers carry out pogroms. Regularly. They are doing so I as I write these words, at Palestinians in Awarta, a nearby village, where reportedly hundreds of Palestinians have been detained and the villagers are under curfew. There have been reports of beatings. Furthermore, between 1998 and 2002, there were three other murders quite close to Itamar: in October 1998, Ahmad Suleiman Hatataba, 68, from Bet Furiqin was killed; in October 2000, Farid Nasasra, 29, also from Bet Furiq was killed; in October 2002, Hani Bani Manya, 22, from ‘Aqqraba was killed. B’Tselem notes, “In the first case, the person responsible was convicted of murder, but in the other two, the perpetrators have not been apprehended or prosecuted.” They harass Palestinian peasant olive harvesters, shooting them freely. In the West Bank and Gaza, non-violent activists are murdered regularly – 21 since 2005, 10 of them minors. How many pogroms must pogromists carry out before you self-righteously condemn the violence? or do you just want to cry crocodile tears over the victims of Palestinian violence? :

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  7. It's also worth pointing out the IDF regularly slaughters children. On July 22 2002, the IDF assassinated Hamas leader Salah Shehadeh in Gaza along with eight children and five other adults, breaking a ceasefire and leading to the resumption of murderous violence. The IDF whitewash – I mean, report – stated, “Despite the outcome which resulted in this instance, the means of targeted killing was and continues to be a lawful tool in the war against deadly terrorism, provided that the operation is carried out in accordance with the principles and rules set out by Israeli and international law.” That is, in juxtaposition to the Bil’in ( a palestinian non violent resistance group) statement on the killing of civilians, the Israeli army actually says slaughtering civilians is perfectly fine.

    http://www.alternativenews.org/english/index.php/topics/news/3397-palestinian-popular-committee-response-to-itamar-incident-

    Netanyahu has finally found his excuse to stall forever, and he’s going to squeeze this lemon for all it’s worth. Now he can avoid the hated duty of yet another hollow policy speech. There was a massacre! We’re saved! If there are no terror attacks, there’s no reason to speak to the Palestinians; if there are any, of course, we surely can’t talk to them.

    There is only one viable way to end the conflict: Non-violent Palestinian resistance. It drives Israel crazy. Support BDS.

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  8. @Ian D - a Palestinian successfully knifes a three month old child in her home and people in Gaza celebrate. You compare that to detaining people and hint it is really the Jews own fault for choosing to live in a place you deem unacceptable for Jews.

    Are you really still on the 'Loughner was the Tea Parties fault' thing; you have to be the last one...

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  9. Yes, I absolutely would compare "detaining" an entire village (before they even have a suspect, they have also been investigating thai migrant workers, but who cares..) insofar as both in my opinion are terrorism.

    and no it's not "the jews" fault, is the fault of fanatical Jewish jihadist settler- colonists, the Israeli military that supports them and a U.S. government that does whatever the likud party wants it to.

    That you are upset it doesn't go far enough in bolstering these elements of Israeli society doesn't help just like the ignorance of a lot of american Jews doesn't help but I don't know how much our opinion about Israel matters what the U.S. government does at this point anyway.

    Besides there alot more troubling things about your reaction. seriously, are you aware that the territories of "Judea" and" Samaria" have been under a military occupation for several decades, with millions of civilians denied their basic human rights? Even if you can provide justification (a mistaken one), for this situation, there is neither doubt nor argument this infrastructure of which settlements are apart are causing misery to an entire population. As for the argument that this reality leads, among other things, to terrorism: An attempt to understand the motives of an act does not equal justifying despicable acts against an innocent population. I suggest you leaf through an Israeli history book and read up the famous eulogy read by Moshe Dayan to Roii Rottenberg: “We cannot complain over their fierce hate for us: For eight years, they have been sitting in the refugee camps of Gaza, while we, before their eyes, have been making the land and the villages where they and their fathers dwelled into our own.” These comments by Israel’s most famous defense minister would probably be seen by you as “anti-Israeli”; fortunately, public debate in Israel goes deeper than that but I guess not on your website at least.

    the settler movement in Israeli is like the tea party in the united states, haha- not exactly but there are alot of similarities between them... telling ones. Watch this video an Israeli friend who is a journalist, Ilan Mizrahi made it, its in four parts:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9d4BLaXZCM

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  10. Terror is terror, never mind that they didn't even know who committed the murder when they "detained" an entire village of people (the israeli police are also investigating Thai migrant workers) insofar as one is worse or more brutal then the other is besides the issue unless you want to continue crying crocodile tears about it.

    and no It's not "the Jews" fault, it's the fault of fanatical Jewish jihadi settler colonists and an Israeli military that tacitly encourages people to put themselves and their families in potential harm for their own short term imperial interests.

    But that's probably the least troubling part about your reaction to this, what's troubling is how your ignorance really doesn't help the situation insofar as we can do something about it. Are you aware that the territories of "Judea" and "Samaria" have been under a military occupation for several decades, with millions of civilians denied their basic human rights? Even if you can provide justification (a mistaken one), for this situation and see yourself fit to justify a Jim Crow system there is neither doubt nor argument israel and the settler enterprise are causing misery to an entire population. As for the argument that this reality leads, among other things, to terrorism: An attempt to understand the motives of an act does not equal justifying despicable acts against an innocent population. That's a common jingoist trick world over.

    I suggest you leaf through an Israeli history book and read up the famous eulogy read by Moshe Dayan to Roii Rottenberg: “We cannot complain over their fierce hate for us: For eight years, they have been sitting in the refugee camps of Gaza, while we, before their eyes, have been making the land and the villages where they and their fathers dwelled into our own.” These comments by Israel’s most famous defense minister would probably be seen by you as “anti-Israeli”; fortunately, public debate in Israel goes deeper than what I guess is permissible on your website.

    Well the settler movement in israel is analogous to the so called tea party in the united states. Are they the same thing? no, but there certainly are telling and interesting similarities between them. If you really want to meet the settlers, you can watch this documentary an Israeli friend of mine, Ilan Mizrahi, for Al Jazeera its in four parts here is the first part:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9d4BLaXZCM

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  11. @Ian D - "it's the fault of fanatical Jewish jihadi settler colonists" -> so the fault of this baby girls murder is not the men that broke into her house an knifed her, but the fact that Jews chose to live somewhere that people do not want Jews to live (you know, because they are Jewish [but somehow this has nothing to do with anti-semitism])?

    'settlers = tea party protesters', how exactly is that?

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  12. It has nothing to do with Jews just wanting to live wherever they want. The Jewish Settlers are not refugees, they are not fleeing the Holocaust- many if not the majority of them are American born religious fanatics who move to the west bank so they can be involved in a holy war. Little about what they are and what they do is authentically Jewish and if it is then its a big shame for us.

    If the Settlers wanted to live with the same political and legal rights as their Palestinian neighbors that would be one thing, but they don't want that- what they do is kick people off the land they live on and then put them under an apartheid system enforced by the israeli military. To shriek anti-semitism at someone who is pointing out this reality, and that it may have something to do with terrorism directed at both Jews and Palestinians is childish of you and unserious.

    Settlers and the tea party are not the same, but they share things in common that all right wing faux populist movements do world over- Ideological fanaticism, xenophobic racism, advocacy of denying the rights of others, the backing of concentrated monopoly capitalist interests. None of that is surprising.

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  13. @Ian D - I can not tell you how many Israelis living in the West Bank are Holocaust survivors. I also do not believe that Holocaust survivors are the only Jews that should be able to live where they want to without fear. You seem to be criticizing their desire for security, which makes zero sense to me given the post was about how a Palestinian(s) penetrated that security and slaughtered Jewish babies/children.

    Tea Party Protests are not racist and passionately despise monopolies. What constitutional rights do they want to take away (save some wanting to amend our tax system).

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  14. It wouldn't matter if every single settler was a Holocaust survivor, surviving the Holocaust doesn't give one the right to systemically oppress people in order to fulfill the biblical fantasy in your head. Just like being oppressed doesn't give Palestinians the right to murder israeli children. The difference between us is that I also think Palestinians should be able to live wherever they want to without fear and you don't- because the ideological desires of fanatical Jewish settlers are more important than the human rights of palestinians for some reason.

    You are precisely right I am criticizing Israel's "desire for security", because if Israel and jewish settlers were concerned about security over territorial expansionism, they would choose security over expansionism. The settlements represent very lucidly how Israel still chooses expansion over security and does a better job then it's enemies of fomenting hate against it, that's not my opinion either that is Moshe Dayan's opinion.

    For anyone who truly believes Jews should be able to live in freedom and peace, this should be the major issue being talked about- it's easy to self righteously condemn palestinian terror. That's why the best hope for ending the conflict is non-violent palestinian resistance- it drives Israeli, Arab and American war mongers crazy. Support BDS.

    Large wings of the "tea party";s activist organizing coordination efforts and energy comes from groups that are just overtly racist, like the councils of conservative citizens. But what is really interesting is the extent to which the tea party's are tied to the demonization of muslim people in the united states. It's no coincidence that anti-muslim hate monger Pamela Gellar of atlas shruggs is now on the southern poverty law center's list of bigots, is also a prominent tea party activist because bigots tend to find common cause with other bigots.

    Tea Parties say they "passionately despise monopolies", but are in fact backed financially by monopoly capitalist interests and therefore not surprisingly act to serve the most powerful factions of the country- private health insurance monopolies, financial monopolies, military tech monopolies, agribusiness monopolies, Oil monopolies, etc. Just follow the money trail.

    Notice I didn't say rights as defined in the constitution tho i would argue they have been inconsistent at best with those. But I've seen the tea party or prominent people associated with the tea party assault women's rights, gay rights, collective bargaining rights, religious rights, rights to healthcare, the human rights of illegal immigrants, the human rights of arab muslim people, etc. again none of this is surprising this is typical of right-wing faux populist movements backed by monopoly capital. They need a movement like the tea party to distract people with social resentments and overblown issues otherwise people may begin talking about who really manages the economy... and we cant have that....

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