The bodies of the three abducted Israeli teenagers have been recovered in the West Bank. Their remains were found in a field, covered with rocks near Hebron, Hamas stronghold and hometown of the two Hamas members that have been identified by Israel as their abductors.
The location of the teenagers was discovered after interviews with the family members of the alleged abductors.
These were young men, each someone’s beloved child, whose lives were cut short by those who have no other purpose but to hate a person for their religious beliefs.
Their loss is doubly offensive as they were students in seminary. Their lives were possibly shortened because of their chosen vocation. It is a double blow to Israel, not only to take three young children and kill them before their lives even begin, but also to deprive the people of three potential religious leaders.
This is the mentality that Israel has to deal with on a daily basis.
How can any country be expected to take another’s peace “talks” seriously when members of the group that backs the very government of the opposition is abducting and killing children?
PM Abbas condemned the action of the cowards, and drew the ire of the Palestinian people.
If the Palestinian people are fine with the abduction and murder of children, is there any reason to even try to negotiate for peace with these people?
Given the mindset of the general public in Palestine, it is understandable that Israel would be reluctant to believe that any “peace talks” are serious at all.
In the United States, we are a diverse country, but I would hope that overall, most people are decent.
If, for example, a member of either the Democratic, Republican, Libertarian or Tea Party went out and abducted three teenagers, the member would be condemned publicly and privately. The American People would not be angry if our leaders railed against this type of cowardly act.
It is time our leaders returned to support our true ally, Israel.
The United States should condemn the countries that only speak peace, but bring death. They have no real interest in peace, or they would show their desire through the most basic of human compassion for the lives of innocent children.
Of course, to put it in context, the Palestinians are the ones who send their own small children to throw rocks at Israeli soldiers. It can be assumed their value on human life, even of their own, is limited to the depth of their fanaticism.
When compared to most human beings with quote/unquote, “normal” compassion, these fanatics are unfathomable in their reasoning. The US and Israel might have better luck trying to negotiate with rabid dogs. As rabies destroys the reasoning of the animal it infects, so the reasoning of the fanatic is destroyed and non-existent.
In other words, the only thing groups like Hamas seem to understand is a bullet.
If they choose to live by the sword, they have to expect to die by it as well.
Instead of calling for a “measured” response, the US should show their own compassion and good sense of reality.
Stand with Israel, demand justice and reason for her people.
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