|Body of a victim of the Har Nof savagery is taken|
from the scene, November 18, 2014 [Image Source]
This Ongoing War..
26 December '14..
In the long and bitter history of Arab, and in particular Arab Islamist, murderous hatred of their Jewish neighbours, the cold-blooded killings on the morning of November 18, 2014 of four Jewish men at prayer in the Kehilat Bnei Torah synagogue in Jerusalem, along with a non-Jewish security officer who died trying to subdue the frenzied attackers, stand out.
This is not because the Har Nof Synagogue attack exacted an unusually large number of innocent victims: tragically, there have been many Arab terrorist attacks that killed and injured more people at a single time.
For many, the idea of an attack by men brandishing butcher knives, axes and a gun on unarmed individuals wrapped in prayer shawls, quietly swaying in their daily worship, will make concrete a horror that seems incomprehensible. That horror is magnified by the evident clarity that accompanies the published Palestinian Arab reactions. If there is some process of moral doubt and profound soul-searching in their ranks, it's hard to find.
This past Wednesday evening, the bodies of the perpetrators, two cousins from an Arab clan called Abu Jamal, were buried on the fringes of Jerusalem. [Some photos here.] An English-language report from the Palestinian Arab (and European-funded) news agency Ma'an says