Human rights and the Palestinian Joan of Arc

A few days ago I wrote about how the great heros of the Palestinian people were terrorists like Dalal Mughrabi and Samir Kuntar, who ‘courageously’ murdered defenseless Israelis — especially children.

The Fatah-dominated Palestinian Authority [PA] is no better in this regard than Hamas. And they don’t seem to understand — or care — how they appear to civilized people:

Azzam al-Ahmed, a senior Fatah official closely associated with PA President Mahmoud Abbas, described Mughrabi, whose family originally came from Jaffa, as a “the first Palestinian woman to carry out one of the most courageous operations in Israel.” He claimed that in her will, Mughrabi, who belonged to Fatah, had asked her family to see to it that she was buried in “Palestine.”

“We want to turn Dalal’s funeral into a national wedding, a major celebration,” the Fatah official said. “The operation she carried out off the shores of her hometown of Jaffa was heroic and exemplary. She will always be remembered as a symbol for the Palestinian women’s struggle” …

An article published in Thursday’s edition of the PA-funded Al-Hayat Al-Jadedda newspaper hailed Mughrabi as a “living legend and a wonderful example for all women.” — Jerusalem Post

You would think that Mughrabi was the Palestinian Joan of Arc instead of the cold-blooded murderer of 35 people that she encountered at random, including 13 children. But what she did was exemplary, she is a “wonderful example” to be followed by Palestinian women!

Ahmed also praised Lebanese prisoner Samir Kuntar for carrying out another terror attack in Israel one year after the 1978 carnage. He described Kuntar as a “stubborn and firm fighter in the ranks of the Lebanese resistance who led a very courageous operation.”

It must have taken great firmness and courage to smash the head of 4-year old Einat after shooting her father in front of her eyes. A stubborn fighter indeed.

This from a people that is always talking about human rights, insisting for example that the security barrier  built by Israel to stop those like Mughrabi and Kuntar violates their human rights.

But at some point one is forced to wonder: what do you have to do, how far do you have to go, before you lose the right to be considered human?

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One Response to “Human rights and the Palestinian Joan of Arc”

  1. Shalom Freedman says:

    What kind of people makes heroes of those who murder civilians, who take pride in killing women and children?
    A people who has lost their sense of humanity, if that is, they ever had one.