H/T Medusa and Armaros
Imagine, if you will, the likely reaction by the Guardian if the family of Baruch Goldstein – who massacred 29 Muslims in Hebron, in 1994 – was honored by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
What’s truly disturbing about the continuing Palestinian glorification of terrorists who murder Israeli civilians, other than, of course, what it says about Palestinian society, is the fact that the Western media almost completely ignores it.
Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) reported today that the Palestinian Authority chose the mother of 4 terrorist murderers, one of whom killed seven Israeli civilians and attempted to killed twelve others, as the person to launch their statehood campaign with the UN.
In a widely publicized event, the PA had Latifa Abu Hmeid lead the procession to the UN offices in Ramallah, handing over a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon.
PMW provided information (which was, for some reason, not reported by the Guardian or the rest of the MSM) about the background of Latifa Abu Hmeid:
The official PA daily reported that she launched the UN campaign last week, and noted that she is the “mother of seven prisoners and of the Shahid (Martyr) Abd Al-Mun’im Abu Hmeid.” However, the paper did not mention that 4 of her imprisoned sons are murderers.
Palestinian Media Watch reported last year that Abu Hmeid then had 4 sons in Israeli prisons who were each serving between two and seven life sentences, a total of 18 life sentences.
Again, per PMW:
The four sons are serving a total of 18 life sentences for the following crimes:
Nasser Abu Hmeid – 7 life sentences + 50 years – commander in Fatah’s military wing the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades in Ramallah. Convicted of killing seven Israeli civilians and 12 attempted murders.
Nasr Abu Hmeid – 5 life sentences – Member of terror faction of Fatah, Tanzim, and convicted of involvement in two terror attacks and arms dealing.
Sharif Abu Hmeid – 4 life sentences – a member in one of the brothers’ units carrying out terror attacks against civilians and soldiers. Accompanied a suicide bomber to his attack in March 2002.
Muhammad Abu Hmeid – 2 life sentences + 30 years – involvement in terror attacks.
A fifth son, Abd Al-Mun’im Muhammad Yusuf Naji Abu Hmeid, the one refered to as “Martyr,” was a member of the military wing of Hamas, Izz A-Din Al-Qassam Brigades, and planned and carried out the ambush and murder of an Israeli intelligence officer.
And, the Guardian simply can’t imagine why any sane person would have reservations about the immediate creation of a Palestinian state.
- Robin Shepherd: Guardian group leads UK charge on reckless Palestinian bid for unilateral statehood (cifwatch.com)
- Harriet Sherwood’s report on ordinary Palestinians seeking statehood includes profile of Abu Ahmed: Profession, Terrorist (cifwatch.com)
- Harriet Sherwood’s truncated history of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (cifwatch.com)