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The Duma Arson: A Troubling Update

Remember yesterday, I said that I highly doubted the arsonist was affiliated with any religious group, but that it looked like he was pretending to be affiliated?

Well, as it turns out, I may have been exactly on target.

A group called Tag Meir (Illuminating Tag; a play on the words “tag mechir,” price tag) organized a visit to pay condolences to the Muslim family whose baby, Ali, was killed.  A “settler,” named Yonadav Tapuchi, joined the trip, because although he does believe in Jewish presence in Judea and Samaria, he does not believe in senseless murder of innocent people.  Not when the person murdered was a Jew, and not when the person murdered was a Muslim.

What Yonadav writes is a real eye-opener, and it bears mentioning that he was not the only one in this group, and everything written is easily verifiable.

“. . . we would first see the burnt houses . . . a bunch of Jews with their heads held low were photographed near and in the burnt houses and the Hebrew graffiti there. A representative . . . gave a short speech (‘the settlers should expect the worst!,’ he warned). We were then told that actually, the village is quite up in arms, and that it would not be convenient for us to actually comfort the mourning family, and that we had better leave fast.

I and others felt that this whole thing was a media trick to get the ‘Yahud’ [Arabic for ‘the Jews’ – ed.] to take part in humiliating . . . photos near the buildings . . . they had never planned to allow us to come in actual contact with the family.”

. . . He did not mention that there have been reports of an ongoing, 18-year feud between two clans in Duma that might be related to the murderous arson. In addition, one of the two graffiti messages – the single word nekamah, meaning “revenge” – has calligraphic elements that raise the suspicion that it was actually sprayed by an Arab.

. . . It was impossible to ignore some of the more curious aspects of the story . . . the two houses . . . are located in the center of the village . . . in order to get there we had to travel a number of minutes from the entrance. Duma is spread out over a gigantic area, and the houses are situated at the end of a winding road, among fences and yards.

According to the Duma version, the attackers burnt one house, then saw that it was empty, and so they went to set fire to the next house. The second house is enclosed by a fence . . . a firebomb cannot be hurled through the windows, and in any event it is very hard to reach the windows behind the fence. . . The attackers entered the house, stood over the parents and did not let them leave until the flames engulfed the house. Only then did the arsonists run away from the village.

. . . we will get to hear a fascinating story of why they chose to navigate their way all the way into the middle of the village, and how they had time to set a house on fire, wait to find that it was empty, then walk around and enter another house and set it on fire, wait with the parents, spray graffiti in two places – including with a little design of a crown! – and then run away through the middle of the village with all the townspeople surely already up and on their feet seeing the flames and hearing the family’s cries. Something here is very fishy…”

I would also add that Jews in an Arab village need to have a security detail, because otherwise they are in grave danger.  A sad fact of life here in Israel is that many cities are Judenrein, but none are Muslimrein.  A Jew who entered an Arab village, even under disguise, and stayed for more than a few minutes would have a 99% chance of not making it out alive.

I think the facts speak for themselves.

You can read more here.

Muslim Baby’s Uncle: What Did Ali Do?

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?

What did Adele Bitton ever do, and why did Rivlin feel it more important to condemn those who set fire to the Dawabsha family’s home, than to those who threw rocks at the Bitton family?

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.

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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.