I assume that by now, everyone knows about the arson in Duma, that killed an Arab baby and seriously injured four of his family members.
Before I go any further, I want to be very clear: I do not support arson, or terror, or violence, of any kind.
I also want to make sure that it is very clear that at the moment, we do not know who is responsible for the arson.
Yes, there was Hebrew writing on the house. Ever heard of a blood libel? Probably most of the world has forgotten what those are. Let me remind you: Jews do not eat blood. In fact, Jews salt their meat to ensure that no blood remains in it. Jews are not allowed to eat people, either, and just so that no ignoramus thinks that you are allowed to eat people, after age 24 months, if a baby is weaned for 24 hours, it is no longer allowed to nurse – ever again.
A blood libel essentially went like this: Someone with animosity towards Jews killed a Christian child just before Passover. They then planted the dead body in or around a Jewish house, synagogue, or store, and spread the word that the child was missing. Everyone started searching for the child, who was obviously found – much to the Jews’ surprise and horror – in a Jewish house, synagogue, or store. Then, everyone screamed, “Death to the Jews!” and starting murdering innocent men, women, and children.
That is a blood libel.
An Arab in Lod was injured, and claimed a Jew did it. Guess who was found to be guilty? That’s right, another Arab.
So while I truly have no idea whether or not the arson in Duma was perpetrated by a Jew or an Arab, it really doesn’t matter. All that matters is that now people are screaming, “Death to the Jews!” – as if they weren’t screaming it loudly enough before now.
If it was a Jew, he was insane, and does not represent . . . well, anybody. I highly doubt that this person – if he was Jewish – was affiliated with any real religious group. Not only that, but he was trying to pretend to be affiliated. What does that mean?
I don’t know what it means.
I do know that yesterday, I happened to see on a leftist website that baby Ali’s uncle said, “What did Ali ever do to the ‘settlers’ that they killed him?”
Well, again, I don’t know that they were “settlers” that killed him, but that is beside the point. This Ali Dawabsha’s uncle has asked an excellent question.
I don’t know the answer, but I have a few questions to ask him:
What did Daniel Tragerman ever do to the Muslims who killed him?
What did Malachi Rosenfeld ever do to the terrorists who killed him?
What did Daniel Gonen ever do to the murderers who killed him? In fact, Daniel Ganon stopped to help Arabs – and in return, he was murdered.
What did 3-month old baby Chaya Zissel Braun ever do to the Arab terrorist who killed her?
What did ten-month-old Shalhevet Pass ever do?
What did Baruch Mizrachi ever do? Why did his children deserve to be left as orphans?
What did the Fogel family ever do, that both parents and three of their six children were murdered in cold blood, in their home, on a Friday night?
And, unfortunately, I can go on and on. The list is thousands of names long.
You know, I really don’t care that a future terrorist was killed. It doesn’t bother me. Better that he should die, than that he should commit suicide or homicide, taking a bunch of Jews with him.
What does bother me is the idea that a Jew did it. Murder may be normal for Arabs, but it is not normal for Jews. Muslims may feel a need to convert or kill all non-Muslims, but we Jews kill someone only if they rise up to kill us first.
Whether or not this baby, Ali Dawabsha, would have grown up to be a terrorist, he isn’t one right now. Therefore, as of right now, we have no right to kill him; in fact, we are forbidden to kill him. And even more than that, it is beneath us to kill him. It is simply inappropriate, not befitting, for a Jew to stoop so low as to kill an as-yet innocent person. It befits Muslim murderers. It does not befit Jews.
We are above that, we are better than that; Jewish law forbids us to murder, just as it forbids us to be like the other nations that have inhabited this land throughout the millenia. It is only in our morals that we are different from the Arab scum who surround us.
Oh, and one more question: Why is the world suddenly so concerned about “taking responsibility,” and “arson is terror,” when it is ONE Muslim who is killed, but when, every single week, there are Jews killed in injured, it does not matter?
Why is Ali Dawabsha’s life more important than the lives of all of the killed and maimed Jews?
I leave that question for the world to answer.