Thursday, January 27, 2011
Abbas gives terrorist's family $2000
Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
Earlier this month a Palestinian terrorist attempted to attack an Israeli checkpoint. Carrying two pipe bombs, he ran towards the Israeli soldiers, screaming "Allahu Akbar" - "Allah is Greater" - and was shot and killed before he could detonate the bombs. Aesterday Palestinian Authority Chairman Abbas granted "the relatives of the Shahid" $2000:
"The governor of the Jenin district, Kadura Musa, has awarded a presidential grant to the family of the Shahid (Martyr), Khaldoun Najib Samoudy, during a visit that took place yesterday in the village of Al-Yamoun. The governor noted that the grant is financial aid in the amount of $2000 that the President [Mahmoud Abbas] is awarding to the relatives of the Shahid, who was recently killed as a Martyr at the Hamra checkpoint by the Israeli occupation forces."
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida (Fatah) Jan. 25, 2011]
Comment: When the leader of a group rewards a killer, someone who had the intention of murdering innocent civilians you cannot even believe that peace is possible. Imagine the President of the USA bringing the Tuscon killer to Washington DC, handing him a check and demonstrating appreciation for his activities. Any caring, thinking person understands that a society that preaches, plans and perpetrates these behaviors does not deserve nation status.