As happens all too often, a Palestinian Arab extremist on Sunday exploited the fact that Israel, in fact, does not practice apartheid and lets Jews and Arabs shop at the same malls to carry out a heinous act of violence.
The attack occurred at the entrance to a shopping mall in the Eztion Bloc of Jewish settlements south of Jerusalem. The mall is frequented by both the Jewish residents of the area, and the Arabs who live in neighboring Bethlehem and other Palestinian Authority-controlled towns.
A 17-year-old Palestinian drew a knife and repeatedly stabbed a Jewish shopper. Another Jewish man who was armed quickly fired at and subdued the terrorist.
The Israeli victim died a short time later, while Israeli medics were able to successfully treat and stabilize the wounded Palestinian attacker.
Israel is often accused of being a racist, apartheid state. But, one must wonder, what part of today's events can one describe as Israeli racism?
Was it the fact that Palestinian Arabs are welcome to shop at a Jewish "settler" mall? Or that Israeli Jewish medics did not hesitate to treat a brutal Arab terrorist who had just taken the life of an innocent fellow Jew? Perhaps it's that the armed Jewish man who responded to the attack did not kill the Palestinian boy, but was careful only to wound him?
Hopefully the sarcasm is obvious.
PHOTO: Israeli soldiers and medics at the scene of a terrorist attack where a Palestinian teenager stabbed and killed an Israeli man at the Gush Etzion Junction, September 16, 2018. (Gershon Elinson/FLASH90)