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The Culture of Hatred
Il Giornale, 13 March 2011 by Fiamma Nirenstein Translated from the Italian

How can a normal human being tell the story of yesterday’s horrific attack on a family in the village of Itamar, Samaria, just one of the many stories of ordinary Palestinian terrorism? Here we find the confirmation that Palestinian terrorism is one of the fiercest kinds in the world, always aimed at families, defenceless people, women and children that the media then label “settlers”, in order to justify the assassins?
 
Yet last night we witnessed untold horrors for the umpteenth time: a 12 year-old girl takes part with other friends in a scouting event until midnight, close to her village, where around 100 families live. She arrives home and knocks on the door. Nobody answers. When she goes inside with the help of her neighbour, what she sees is her mother, her father, her three brothers (respectively 11, 3 years and 3 months old) all slaughtered with their throats cut. Two other little brothers, aged 6 and 2, had managed to escape; she holds them close to her as the pointless ambulances and pointless police teams arrive.
 
The village is defended by a wire fence, not a brick wall, and has already suffered an attack on a family literally shot in the back by another “heroic” Palestinian commando. Once again it involved a mother, Rachel Shabo, and three of her children, as well as the head of security Yossi Twitto, who was killed as he tried to defend them.
 
Responsibility for the attack is claimed by the “moderate” side of the Palestinian political spectrum, the Brigades of Al Aqsa, the armed branch of Fatah, founded by Marwan Barghouti. Word has it that a meeting has also been held in Khartoum by members of Hamas and sundry Muslim Brothers, attended by Palestinians, Egyptians, Tunisians and even English people: they supposedly coordinated a large-scale international plan for Islamic terrorist attacks to be headed by Iran, the primary target of which would be Israel.
 
But if we stay with the Israeli-Palestinian scenario, it is easy to grasp the context of the horrific attack at Itamar. On the one hand, we have the stammered reaction of Salam Fayyad, Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority, against «all forms of violence», whilst Hamas distributes sweets and celebrates the terrorist “heroes” in the streets, and Netanyahu accuses the ongoing Palestinian hatred campaign as being at the root of the massacre. Obama, amongst others, issues some words of condemnation.
 
The background to the attack carried out the other night is on one side that of the revolution occurring in the surrounding Arab countries, and on the other side that of the most traditional form of hatred. The leadership of Abu Mazen and Fayyad is in a state of alarm, which led both of them to adopt aggressive, unwavering attitudes toward Israel in a bid to win over the masses who are threatening their power on Internet and out in the streets. They call Abu Mazen the slave of Israel and of the Americans and their campaign has been dominated by the call for unity with Hamas. The social networks act as a sounding board, praising the “resistance” and rejecting any peace projects, including the largely unknown new interim project which Netanyahu intends presenting at Washington to facilitate a return to the negotiation table. At any rate, Abu Mazen and Fayyad have already said they are not interested.
 
They also issued indignant denials of stories revealed in the "Palestinian papers", which actually only stated that negotiations were underway with Olmert’s government. Current opinion has it that to be a pure and real Palestinian, you cannot be involved in negotiations and therefore they deny any evidence, even of speaking with the Israeli. As a matter of fact, the Palestinians have no intention of negotiating for "two States for two people": to them, Palestine is a single entity that includes Israel.
 
The proof is just the regular and continuous incitement to hatred. To cite just a couple of examples, the football tournament of the Palestinian National Authority is named after Wafa Idris, the first “glorious” female suicide terrorist, along with many squares and streets named after other assassins. State television invites people to «liberate all the lands stolen from the Palestinians »; “moderate” parliamentarian Barghouti explains that «Israel is the most abhorrent enemy the world has ever known», whilst for the Minister of Culture, Jerusalem has never been the homeland of the Jews. It is a drop in a sea of hatred which safeguards the leadership and gives the assassins their mandate.