The ruling party of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah faction, praised Tuesday's murder of a Jewish man by a knife-wielding Palestinian terrorist.
The victim, Evyatar Borovsky, was a husband and father of five young children whose only "crime" was being a Jew living in an area the world says Jews cannot live - the biblical hills of Samaria.
Palestinian media hailed the killer, 24-year-old Salam al-Zaghal. Fatah's official Facebook page posted a picture of the "hero" al-Zaghal alongside a photo of his despised "settler" victim.
The international community holds Abbas and Fatah aloft as moderate forces in the region. But one must wonder, would the world likewise view it as moderation if Israel's ruling Likud Party openly praised a Jew who murdered an unarmed Arab?
Borovsky was a beloved figure in his community, and his murder has caused an explosion of rage among the Jews of Samaria. Demonstrations and riots continued into Wednesday. In one incident, a Jewish mob entered a Palestinian town and clashed with Arab stone-throwers before the Israeli army arrived an quelled the violence.