November 16, 2006, - 1:48 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Well, it’s official.
Noam Shalit, father, of Gilad Shalit–the Israeli soldier kidnapped by Palestinian terrorists, this summer, and still held hostage by them–has morally equivocated innocent Israelis with Palestinian terrorists.
Today, he went to Tel Aviv’s Sourasky Medical Center, a hospital, to visit Palestinians, some of whom acted as human shields, who got injured in Beit Hanoun when Israelis were fighting Palestinian terrorists. Some of them were trying to block Israeli soldiers from getting to Palestinian terrorists holed up in a building.
But Shalit made the specious claim that the people of Beit Hanoun are not involved in terrorism. That’s like saying Al-Qaeda is not involved in terrorism. Beit Hanoun is a terrorism hotbed. Its refugee camps are run by HAMAS, which nurtures its residents’ hate from cradle to grave.
Here are some of the absurd statements by Noam Shalit from Israeli newspaper, Yediot Achronot:
I came to the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center in order to express my sympathy with the families from Beit Hanoun who lost 20 of their loved ones and have a large number of injured here at the center.
I have met the families, and I can see that the people of Beit Hanoun are peace-seeking and not involved in terror, and they only want to provide for themselves.
And he knows this because . . .?
I feel that the Atamna family and the other families who lost their loved ones are exactly like the Slotzker family in Sderot and my family in the Galilee. We are all victims of the same madness, the same incessant wars and illogical violence, from firing rockets towards populated centers, to two terribly erroneous shells, the common denominator is that the civilian population pays the price.
Uh, no. They are NOT the same. Shalit’s son was kidnapped when Palestinian terrorists snuck into Israel and kidnapped him. The Atamna family members were injured because some of them may have acted as human shields for Palestinian terrorists as hundreds of Beit Hanoun residents did. They were certainly injured because they and their fellow Beit Hanounites allowed Palestinian terrorists to rocket Israel from Beit Hanoun. As my former law professor Stuart McCaulley used to say, “You pays your money, you takes your chances.”
Shalit also spoke of his regret over the injured children that lay unconscious in the hospital, and that they were the ones paying the price of “these useless wars.” He urged the Israeli government and Palestinian leaders to “end the violence which brings more violence and hatred in a perpetual cycle that must be broken.”
We are the world. We are the children. Can’t we all just get along. Yadda, yadda, yadda. Apparently, Abba [Father] Shalit seems to have forgotten that the Palestinians, including the ones he went to visit in an Israeli hospital whose Israeli employees are treating them, still won’t accept Israel’s right to exist and want to cleanse it of Jews.
Noam Shalit, the Israeli Cindy Sheehan. What a schmuck!
In covering the Shalit issue, FOX News’ Israel correspondent, Jennifer Griffin, displayed her cluelessness on the Mid-East. She claimed the Israelis don’t want to exchange prisoners for Gilad Shalit because they “don’t want to set a precedent” of trading prisoners for hostages with terrorists.
Hello . . .? Has Jennifer Griffin been in a coma for the last five years? Read this for a list of the continued, absurd prisoner trades Israel has engaged in for hostages with terrorist groups.
They have set a precedent, which is why they’re being asked to do it again. And why they will.
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