Monday, February 10, 2014

Man's body, 'withheld' 'retrieved', and what it reveals about the society that buries it

...while it's one thing to have a nation infested with individuals driven by the passion to murder defenseless others, it's another to celebrate the savagery of their terrorism as exemplifications of heroism and national greatness.

Frimet/Arnold Roth..
This Ongoing War..
10 February '14..

If a person were incredibly naive, the report below might sound like a kind of lost-and-found happy ending space filler. It's not, and we're not.

The story comes from the so-called "independent" Palestinian Arab news channel, Ma'an News Agency (principally funded by official Danish and Netherlands sources) which published it on its website late last night, Sunday, under the header "Israel returns body of man killed 12 years earlier". The full text of the report follows:

RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israel on Sunday evening delivered the remains of Ahmad Ayid Faqih after years of withholding them from Faqih's family. A committee to retrieve remains of Palestinians held by Israel said Israeli authorities delivered the body after popular and legal pressure in the last few hours after it was announced that the delivery of the body was delayed. The campaign called for Palestinians to participate in Faqih’s funeral in his hometown of Dura, which will start with a military march in Hebron at 10 a.m.

That's all they want us to know.

But this Ahmad Ayid Faqih, the one whose body was "withheld" for a dozen years for undisclosed reasons and then "retrieved", is an individual whose name we know. He was one of two heavily-armed, blood-lusting thugs who burst into a post-high school Yeshiva academy in the small community of Otniel, south of Hevron, on the night of December 27, 2002, intending to carry out a massacre of young Jews and partly succeeding.


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