‘They Were Celebrating the Murder of Jews’

The behavior of local Arabs after Sunday’s deadly terror attack is gravely discouraging for those who want peace

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The aftermath of Sunday’s terror shooting in Jerusalem has been very telling in regards to the continuing hostile disposition of Israel’s so-called “peace partners,” and, sadly, of many Israeli Arabs.

Alon Karko, a 24-year old law student at Hebrew University, told Israel National News that he was sitting at a cafe on campus just a mile from where the attack took place, and there witnessed a most troubling scene.

Most of the workers and patrons at the cafe at the time were Arabs, many of them students at Hebrew University.

Karko recalled that at one point, as news of the attack was showing on televisions, someone came in and announced that two of the wounded Israeli Jews had died.

Many of the Arab workers and patrons “started to sing and clap,” he said. “You could see the joy on their faces, really.”

As for what this says regarding the prospect of genuine peace, Karko noted, “There will always be nuts and crazies who will take out a knife and stab. But when they get support from a whole sector…and I didn’t see any one of them try to stop this.”

Not far away in the northern Jerusalem suburb of A-Ram, well-wishers and revelers gathered at the family business and later at the home of the terrorist, who was killed by police during the attack.

“With our spirit and our blood, we redeem you,” the joyous mob chanted as candies and sweets were passed out in celebration.

During the attack itself, police arrested a number of local Arabs who were filming the shooting while shouting “Allahu Akbar.” Officials also prevented a mourning tent in honor of the terrorist from being erected near Jerusalem’s Old City.

The terrorist’s daughter published a brief video in which she praised her father’s brutal crime.

“We’re very happy and proud of our father,” she said. “My father is a great man.”

As usual, the political faction of “moderate” Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas publicly praised the deceased terrorist as a “martyr” and his act of murder as “heroic.”


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