Isolating the Bully
Do you know how to neutralize a bully? Peel away his support.
Israel has been ultra-successful doing that to the Palestinians, particularly in the last few years. With peace agreements with Egypt and Jordan, and a serious thawing in relations with the Saudis, Iraq, and other Gulf States, it appears that the murderous Palestinians are increasingly feeling themselves boxed-in.
Senior Hamas figure Isma’il Radwan is angry with the Arab states for normalizing relations with Israel, saying that as far as the “resistance” [terrorist organizations] was concerned it was treason against the Arab nation, the Palestinian people and their struggle. He said that the Palestinian people would not stop their struggle until they had achieved freedom and until the “siege” of the Gaza Strip had been lifted.
It was always clear that the Arab states didn’t really care about the Palestinians, but they were useful as political pawns, back when those states were ruled by old-school dictators. Say what you want about globalization, it’s had one positive affect: modernizing some Arab leaders. And I’d hazard to guess that most of them have never really been true believers in Allah.
All this hasn’t stopped the animals in Palestinian society from murdering Jews.
Just yesterday, an Israeli mother was driving in Samaria when a Palestinian terrorist threw a rock at her car; when she swerved, she went head-on into an oncoming truck. Her murder leaves four children and a husband behind.
And, according to the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center:
“The increase in tension on the ground was accompanied by Hamas complaints about the freezing of the third payment of money from Qatar and threats that if the funds did not reach the Gaza Strip by the end of the week they would gradually return to activity [i.e., violence] on the Israel border, which would peak the following Friday. Meanwhile, tensions between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority (PA) reached a new high: there were mass detentions by Hamas of Fatah activists in the Gaza Strip; the PA personnel at the Rafah Crossing were evacuated and operatives of Hamas’ security forces replaced them; the offices of the PA television station in Gaza City were raided and vandalized, and workers were assaulted (senior Fatah and PA figures accused Hamas).
“The tension may increase Hamas’ motivation to raise the level of violence against Israel. This past week the Israeli security forces detained ‘Assem Barghouti, who was responsible for the shooting attack at Givat Asaf (Ramallah region; two IDF soldiers were killed). He and his brother were also involved in the shooting attack at the bus stop in Ofra (Ramallah region; seven people were injured and a baby born prematurely died).”
In December, seven people were injured and a baby born prematurely died after his mother was wounded. This was near the Ofra bus stop near Ramallah, and Barghouti was responsible.
The terrorist animal had been released from an Israeli prison in April 2018, after serving 11 years.
One can hope that as we go into the foreseeable future, the Palestinians will become totally isolated, and will be dealt with in such a way that they do not harm another Israeli.