To add to JO's Nothing to see

It seems, that there is not only a 'Nothing to see' attitude but also one of encouraging by not punishing. Many are quick to condemn and issue the usual platitudes after a suicide attack, play down etc but are unwilling to do anything about it.
Saudi Arabia announced Tuesday that they would transfer $92 million in aid to the Palestinian Authority. Their declaration of support for the PA comes after Russia said it would transfer $10 million, Iran $50 million, and Qatar an additional $50 million for a total of over $200 million.
I find it hard to understand why all these countries are offering aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA), when Canada and the United States have not cut their aid, only that the money be used for humanitarian needs. Why should we care what they use the money for, if it was someone else's money and another country, I couldn't care less, its their money, "Nothing to see". But when it comes to the PA, there is a lot to see. Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook, writing in the Jerusalem Post, shed some light on how suicide bombers are nurtured and treated like heroes in Palestine.
What drives a young Palestinian to turn his body into a bomb? Children are not born hating. It is something they learn - and the Palestinian Authority has been the ideal teacher. It has perfected the art of fomenting hatred, and promoting suicide terror.

The first component in creating a terrorist is to promote hatred within the society by demonizing a target group. This target group is portrayed as so evil and threatening that killing its members is seen not as murder, but as justified revenge and admirable self defense.

Examples of the PA's incessant demonization of Jews and Israelis include a recent article in the official PA daily Al Hayat al Jadida describing Israeli military actions against missile launching sites in Gaza: "It seems that the rivers of blood in our cities, villages and refugee camps are not yet satisfying the thirst of the blood-thirsty for Palestinian blood among the Israeli politicians and military officers." [March 4, 2006]

PA TV has been in recent weeks running daily video clips with actors depicting Palestinian prisoners going through horrific torture at the hands of Israeli guards. Hate libels are a common, including the "drug libel" that Israel intentionally poisons and causes the addiction of Palestinian youth by spreading drugs throughout PA society. This was repeated on PA TV just two days ago by the PA Mufti, Ikrima Sabri.

The essence of this first PA message is to turn Israelis into the ultimate enemy: Israelis are evil and dangerous. Their very existence is illegal, and so they must be defeated and destroyed. Killing them is transformed into justice and self defense.

But it's not enough to establish Israel as the enemy. The terrorists who kill Israelis must be seen as heroes and leaders of society - and that's the second component of the PA's creation of suicide terrorists.

There are no greater heroes and role models in PA society than terrorists. Summer camps for children have been named for Wafa Idris and Ayyat Al Achras - woman suicide terrorists. Sporting events are routinely named for terrorists, including a soccer match for 14-year-olds named after the terrorist who killed 31 Israelis four years ago at at the Park Hotel Passover Seder in Netanya. The PA Ministry of Culture recently produced a poetry collection named for Hanadi Jaradat, the woman terrorist who killed 21 in a Haifa restaurant.

And just last month, the PA announced it was granting honorary citizenship to Lebanese terrorist Samir Quntar, who is serving a life sentence in an Israeli jail. Smadar Haran, wife and mother of Quntar's murder victims, wrote in The Washington Post: "It was a murder of unimaginable cruelty. The terrorists took (husband) Danny and (daughter) Einat down to the beach. One of them shot Danny in front of Einat. Then he smashed my little girl's skull in against a rock with his rifle butt. That terrorist was Samir Quntar."

The message that the PA is sending to its people and its children by honoring Quntar and other terrorists is that killing Israelis is a ticket to honor and eternal glory.

A special program broadcast just last week on PA TV captures the essence of this message - and its acceptance within the highest levels of PA leadership. This is part of the poem a young girl chanted on Palestinian Children's Day: "Even if all the Jews arrived (in Israel) seeking refuge with the monkeys [common euphemism for Jews]... we will never accept compensation for our land. There is no substitute for Jerusalem!... Our death is like life, My homeland is the invaders' grave... I will walk 1000 miles even if I die in it as a Martyr..." [PA TV April 10, 2006]

Her audience included PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas, seated in the front row along with senior PA officials. Their reaction to these words of hate from the mouth of a young girl? A round of applause.
You won't hear any applause from Abbas when western media are gathered around him for comment on the latest suicide bombing though, we have all heard the usual empty condemnation, warnings and diplomatic waffling.

If you are looking for real heroes and role models, look no further than the victims of a suicide bomber.
Lod resident Binyamin Hafuta, 47, was the security guard on duty at the time of the attack. He requested to check the terrorist's bag and as his metal detector sounded off, the explosives in the bag detonated.

He prevented an even larger tragedy from occurring by absorbing the explosion with his body. His sister-in-law, Suzi, said that after hearing that Hafuta protected others from the blast with his body, she understood that "even in his death he cared for everyone."

Ashdod resident Phillip Belachson, 45, had taken a day off from work and was on an excursion with his two children to purchase gifts for Passover when the blast occurred. As he felt the explosion, Phillip took his children into his arms and protected his children with his body.

His daughter Lital said, "He was the best person in the world."
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