Two Palestinians stormed a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday, attacking worshippers with meat cleavers and a gun during morning prayers and killing four people before they were killed in a shootout with police, officials said.
The attack, the deadliest in Jerusalem in years, is bound to ratchet up fears of sustained violence in the city, already on edge amid soaring tensions over a contested holy site.
For once, the leader of the Palestinians terrorist Abu Mazen condemned the attack. Hamas, however, praised the murders by members of the terrorist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. And the Palestinian people did likewise.
Palestinians in the Gaza Strip celebrated the an attack on a Jerusalem synagogue that left four Jewish worshiper dead.
Two Palestinians armed with a meat cleaver and a gun killed four people in a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday before being shot dead by police, the deadliest such incident in six years in the holy city.
Gazan reveler in Rafah handed out sweets and brandished axes in praise of the deadly attack.
Got that peaceful worshippers murdered in a holy place is something to celebrate, not condemn. But then again, given that a Palestinian Authority official only a couple of days ago declared that Jerusalem needs blood to purify itself of the Jews, why should we be surprised by either the attack or the celebration of it?
Which is why the supposedly unequivocal condemnation of the attack by American officials ring hollow after all, the Obama Administration is still giving the Palestinians American tax dollars in order to keep them involved in the so-called peace process (which has brought no peace) while insisting that the Israelis time and again compromise and make concessions to the Palestinians. In other words, our government is funding the murderers in the name of the American people while insisting that the victims quit provoking the attacks simply by existing. Seems to me that this policy has failed, and maybe it is time to demand that the side responsible for the violence bring it as a condition of receiving even one penny.