A Palestinian stone-thrower looks on as he stands in front of a fire during clashes with IDF troops in the West Bank village of Duma.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
Anyone can say they are against terror. It's the easiest thing in the world. Anyone can condemn terror as well. It’s easy, it’s just words. But do you really condemn terror? Every kind of terror?
When you read about a Palestinian kid that attacks a Jewish kid with a knife while he is riding his bike, is this terrorism?
When a Palestinian runs over settlers, with his car, is he a terrorist or a freedom fighter?
When a Palestinian woman stabs a soldier in the back, is she a terrorist or is she fighting the occupation?
When PA leader Abbas condemns a terror attack, but then adds a “but,” does this make you furious?
Do you think attacking settlers or soldiers is a “legitimate” way for Palestinians to fight, and therefore not considered terror?
When a young Palestinian attacks an innocent civilian, is it considered in your eyes terror, or should we check first the background of the attacker (for example, was someone in his family killed by the IDF)?
Can the word “occupation” ever justify killing an innocent man or woman?
Can the phrase “the settlements” ever justify killing an innocent man or woman? Those were some easy questions, let’s try some harder ones:
Can a Jew be considered a terrorist?
Does it matter in anyway if the victim of an attack was a Jew or Muslim, Israeli or Palestinian?
Should Jewish terrorists be treated in any way different than Muslim terrorists?
Is there any difference between Jews chanting “Death to the Arabs” and Hamas propaganda asking to kill all “Zionists?"
When you find out that a terror victim of a Palestinian attack was an Arab and not a Jew, did that make you happy, or less sad?
Should the Shin Bet interrogate Jews in a less harsh way than Arabs?
When public figures condemn Jewish attacks but then add a “but,” does that drive you crazy?
Can Arab terror ever justify a similar response of Jewish terrorism?
Answer these questions, and look in the mirror. Not a glimpse, but a good couple of minutes. Be honest with yourself. Terror is terror is terror.