Another attack on Israelis, this time at the Egyptian resort city of Taba has left 40 dead and wounded 120.
Of course, it’s all the Jews fault. We all know the line. If Israel just rolled over and died, letting themselves once again be killed en masse we could finally have “peace in our time.” Those Palestinians who send children strapped with explosives onto busses to kill women and children are “partners in peace.” Those Israelis that died had it coming.
What amazes me is how patient the Israeli people are. Had the roles of the Palestinians and Israelis been reversed, the River Jordan would run red with blood as the West Bank and Gaza were eradicated of every Jew. Indeed, the only thing that prevents the Israeli people from being “pushed to the sea” by the seething hatred that has been festering in that region is that fact that this time the Jewish people are willing to fight back.
Part of me wants to believe that somewhere in Palestine there is a Gandhi, a peacemaker who would lead his or her people on the path to non-violence and compromise. Then that vision is shattered like the glass of Jerusalem bus or a hotel window as the Palestinians once again embrace fascism, racism, and terrorism – the bloody fruit of the revolutionary spirit that has been responsible for more bloodshed in the last 200 years than any other ideology in the history of mankind.
Perhaps there is a Palestinian Gandhi out there. However, chances are he’s already been strung up as a “collaborator”, his body ripped apart by the angry mobs.
UPDATE: Israeli officials believe al-Qaeda may be responsible for the attack. It does bear some signature elements of a Qaeda attack – multiple bombs designed to inflict mass casualties, however it’s also a technique used by other groups as well. Certainly whichever group did this, they designed the attack in order to kill as many people as possible.