Beyond the Cusp

April 16, 2012

From the Hidden Crevices of the Palestinian Front

Fortunately, most of the news from this past weekend will cover the horrendous attacks on the central areas of the United States by nature in one of her favorite areas to strike, Tornado Alley. Numerous twisters demolished at least one town and has been the cause of a few fatalities and numerous injured. Some coverage out of the Middle East might cover the slow escalation of the war by the Syrian government against the Syrian people in what can only be termed a battle for that countries immediate future. There will also be some sporadic coverage of the attempted fly-in to protest the Israeli treatment of the Palestinians. The fact that most of the activists had their tickets cancelled and never reached their destination did not prevent their riotous behavior as they rioted at the airports in Brussels and Paris. A small number actually reached Ben Gurion International Airport where they were either immediately turned away and placed on planes back from whence they came or arrested when they resisted being turned away. There was also an incident between an IDF officer and an anarchist protester during what had been a two hour confrontation. The officer was filmed striking one of the protesters using the magazine of his rifle. Subsequently, the officer was suspended to await the results of an investigation. The clip has since received ample attention, far more than another report from other soldiers at the scene which described previous provocations by the protestor by striking the officer repeatedly with a wooden rod or stick causing broken fingers and abrasions.

Now for the hidden side of the news which will receive little attention, especially out in the wider world. While the human rights protesters were being foiled at their attempt to protest Israeli abuses, the Palestinian Authority, according to their interior minister Said Abu Ali, closed down the offices of Human Rights Organization. The Palestinian Human Rights Monitor reportedly ordered the shuttering of the human rights office for the reason that group’s activities were not consistent with the interests of the Palestinian people. Translating that from bald-faced misdirection into understandable truth, the organization was insisting on reporting on actions probably taken by the Palestinian Authority, the PLO, the al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades or other political or terror groups operating within Judea and Samaria (aka West Bank) to some world body such as the United Nations or worse, the international press going public with their findings. Obviously, the truth cannot be allowed to malign those valiant forces that have as their sole interests the destruction of the state of Israel and the maligning of the Jews in Israel or in general. As for what this agency might have been about to shine the light of day upon? Well, I cannot be sure but this next item sure would rate high on our “this might not make the Palestinian Authority look so pure” meter.

Muhammad Abu Shahala is a Palestinian Arab and a Muslim who is currently being held by the Palestinian Authority awaiting his execution for heinous crimes against the Palestinian people. He was arrested last week when news of his evil schemes came to light, crimes and schemes to which he had given a full confession after some hours of intense methods had been used to extract the truth from him. Apparently he was not completely forthcoming with the admission of his guilt and some degree of persuasion was required. The former intelligence agent for the Palestinian Authority, Muhammad Abu Shahala appears to have gone astray and joined the enemies of the Palestinian people. For this he was given a speedy trial almost immediately after he confessed and now awaits his execution which will proceed as soon as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, whose nom de guerre is Abu Mazen, finds the time to sign the order making it official. By now you must be wondering what heinous crime Muhammad Abu Shahala must be guilty of committing to raise such a fevered pitch for justice. He had the audacity to assist in selling an apartment building in Hevron to fifteen Jewish families. You see, under Palestinian Law, just as under Jordanian Law, it is forbidden under pain of death to sell any property, land, housing, or other items as may be deemed detrimental to the Palestinian cause to any Jew. So, by assisting in the sale of an apartment building to some Jewish families, Muhammad Abu Shahala must pay with his life.

Thus far the only people who seem to have taken up this poor unfortunate’s cause have been some of the leadership of the Jewish communities living in Judea and Samaria. You may have heard of these Jews who are more often referred to as “settlers” which is used as a pejorative term. The Jewish settlers who live beyond the Green Line in Judea and Samaria are often portrayed as cold-hearted, selfish people who stand in the way of any peace efforts and are attempting to steal Palestinian lands and have only the worst of intents for the Palestinian people. This is obviously why these Jewish settlers are protesting the execution of this criminal who had the audacity to sell a property to a group of Jewish families. The settlers have petitioned the Israeli government to take whatever steps prove necessary to prevent the execution, or should I say vindictive murder of Muhammad Abu Shahala. They have even called for use of a military raid to free him and prevent his sacrifice on the altar of hatred. One can only ask what kind of world are we living in if a person can be executed for selling property to somebody who happens to be Jewish. And, does the world really believe that the Palestinian Authority is ready to join in the community of nations if they use torture to gain confessions and execute their own people for selling land to a Jew? This whole sordid affair sheds a light on those who lead the Palestinian Authority and those with whom the world demands that Israel meet halfway making them into a country where such actions as this execution may continue to be commonplace. It all makes sense when you remember and add into the discussion that Mahmoud Abbas and all of the leaders in the Palestinian authority demand that once they have their own independent country it must be wiped and made free of Jews while they also demand that Israel accept millions of Palestinian Arabs as full citizens of Israel. Does nobody see the rank hypocrisy in all of this?

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