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Abbas Refers to Deadly Terrorist’s “Pure Soul”

Abbas Refers to Deadly Terrorist’s “Pure Soul”

Mideast Media Sampler 7-21-2013

No peace, No justice

A decade ago Ahmed Jubarah walked out of jail a free man. Twenty eight years after he killed 13 people and wounded dozens more detonating an explosive laden refrigerator on a crowded Jerusalem street, Israel released Jubarah and others in order to restart peace talks with the Palestinians in 2003.

The New York Times reported in 2003, Palestinian Bomber, Freed After 28 Years, Talks of Peace:

“We are not murderers. We are not criminals. We are people who seek peace and freedom,” Mr. Jubarah, 68, the longest-serving Palestinian prisoner, said.

He was freed as an Israeli good-will gesture on the eve of a summit meeting in neighboring Jordan that will include Israeli and Palestinian leaders, as well as President Bush. …

Israel freed nearly 100 prisoners today and has been slightly easing punitive measures imposed on the Palestinians. The other detainees released today were arrested in the period since the fighting began in September 2000, and most had been held without charges, according to Israeli officials.

Notice the way this is framed. Israeli efforts to defend its citizens is termed “punitive” not “defensive.” Worse than that, Jubarah’s first mention of peace is included with a lie about his causing death and destruction nearly thirty years earlier. Of course he was a criminal and murderer. Denying it doesn’t make him any less culpable. But to have his use of the “peace” in this context characterized as “[t]alk[ing] of peace” denudes the word “peace” of any meaning.

(A few weeks later, the New York Times profiled Jubarah again, with a nearly identically titled, Arab Bomber, Freed After 27 Years, Longs for Peace but Has No Regrets. One theme that’s common in both articles is a sense that the reporters consider it more significant that Jubarah was a “prisoner,” than that he was a mass murderer.)

If reporters showed an implicit grudging respect to Jubarah, after he died early last week, others, notably Mahmoud Abbas, were quite explicit in their praise for the deceased terrorist.

The presidential eulogy stated: ‘His pure soul passed on to the kingdom of Heaven during these blessed days in this honored month [Ramadan] after a journey of struggle full of exceptional giving and devoted activity for Palestine and for the freedom and honor of our people.’

The President said in the eulogy: ‘With the death of this fighter, Palestine and its people have lost a righteous son and loyal fighter, devoted wholeheartedly to protecting our people’s rights. He dedicated most of his life to this people’s independence and paid with many years of his life in the occupation’s prisons so that the dawn of freedom will break over the pure land of Palestine.’

Even as Secretary of State John Kerry has been working furiously to restart the peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians – in part by calling for a prisoner release – the honor accorded Ahmed Jubarah shows that prisoner releases do more to excuse terror than they do to promote peace.


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Was that Mahmoud Abbas or Obama talking about Trayvon?

    mzk in reply to Old0311. | July 22, 2013 at 5:42 am

    Precisely. Here the US is going crazy about whether or not one man was a murderer, and they are now forcing us to release a bunch of murderers. Again. For no reason except to pad some people’s resumes.

    I just feel sick. Jewish blood isn’t cheap, it’s free.

      mzk in reply to mzk. | July 22, 2013 at 5:46 am

      I just feel so sick.

      A man basically forced a woman to kill her own son, and we released him for some bodies, and now he is married to a hot Labanese newscaster and promises to resume.

      All osrts of heinous killers are released for nothing.

      I suppose the Fogels’ murderers will eventually walk free.

No justice, no peace! Twenty-seven years was not long enough. However these peace talks turn out, John Kerry is there to make Obama look good, while making certain Israel gets a haircut.

What he left out of his mention was the fact that the deadly terrorists soul was “Pure EVIL”.

Juba Doobai! | July 21, 2013 at 7:17 pm

Jubarah spoke the truth. Islamic truth. He sought peace and freedom for Muslims, not for Jews. Peace and freedom for Muslims is found only in slaughtering those who reject Islam. The Koran’s strategy for dealing with Jews and other rejectionists is slaughter. Genocide.

So save the outrage. Instead, stick this salutary lesson in the back of your head and coldly ruminate upon it: when Muslims kill us, they earn paradise; therefore, the god of Muslims is NOT the Judaeo-Christian God who says ‘Thou shalt not kill!’.

Carol Herman | July 21, 2013 at 7:47 pm

Hooey. Louis. And, Dewey.

Bibi has told Israelis before there’s any peace deal, that the matter will be brought to a referendum vote. And, IF the “peace process” proceeds, there are no pre-conditions. Releasing prisoners is on kerry’s wish list.

Bibi is handling this matter like a pro.

What can obamination do? Hold a 17 minute harangue, where he tells you how he “feels” about those innocent paleo’s? REALLY.

Now, besides Drudge giving away the secret that the Israelis fired (successfully) at the missiles in Latakia, Syria … All Bibi would say is that it’s his policy that there will be no transfer of these weapons to Hezbollah. Or any other group, as syria falls apart.

Iran is also getting closer to producing nukes.

It’s not as if obummer is holding all the aces.

But, you bet. Given the circumstances, where kerry and hagel are obummer’s attack dogs … how much political capital is being invested, here?

Since Bibi is being seen, now, on the world stage, on how he is handling this crisis, I think he’s doing a magnificent job.

While the only ones missing from the bumster’s lineup is Dr. Bao (who doesn’t do hands). And, Dr. Rao. Who washes her feet in the evidence sink.

Maybe, a better question is how will the democrats do in the Red States, in 2014? (The Red States are the ones not facing debt and deficits. Where jobs are also on the increase.)

What also hasn’t been seen is how kerry looks after he gets hit by a Swift Boat.

    I think, perhaps, you are missing the point.

    We all know nothing will come of this; it’s just some excercise in hubris by Obama and the traitor Kerry and similar aristocrats.

    Meanwhile, in the real world, here in Israel, murderers are getting away with murder. This is not funny; this is not trivial.

    Hey, go kill some Jews! Why not? We have no death penalty (de facto) and you’ll get released in some swap or because some American wants to pad his resume! And while you’re waiting. you can get your college degree in prison courtesy of me, the Israeli taxpayer.

    And there are actually idiots out there (not you) who post about the tail wagging the dog.

All of these accommodations simply delay the inevitable. It’s simply kicking the can down the street hoping something will come of it when the outcome has already been determined and that outcome will bear nothing positive.

The diplomatic two step doesn’t succeed when the players are not honest especially when one of them is a habitual liar. The mediates such as Kerry only complicate things as they have nothing substantial or positive to contribute.

The only resolution here is one of utterly total domination…

    mzk in reply to GrumpyOne. | July 22, 2013 at 5:56 am

    Let’s compare it to the Zimmerman trial. The race-baiters won; one guy was fired, one guy was demoted, one couple’s life was destroyed. Oh, and one guy was re-elected.

    So here, the terrorists get a few murderers released, to encourage the next set.

    Evil wins, no matter what.

Alex Bensky | July 22, 2013 at 7:32 am

If releasing several hundred terrorists didn’t do the trick, and another thousand for Gil Shalit also didn’t do it, the solution is obvious–more Israeli prisoner releases, more Israeli concessions, more Israeli confidence building measures.

Besides, all this about the “pure soul” of a mass murderers and all…just that colorful Arab rhetoric. If it were not for Israeli intransigence they’d be talking peace right now.

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again.

If Palestinians put down their weapons there would be no more war.

If Israelis put down their weapons there would be no more Israel.

It gets more and more pathetic every time a President or Secretary of State goes over there and tries to ‘make peace’. (That applies to both Democrats AND Republicans).

Palestinians don’t want peace. They want Israel gone.

Phillep Harding | July 22, 2013 at 5:11 pm

So far as I am concerned, Islam is a satanic type religion.

Christopher Stasheff had a few things to say about evil, and how it is ultimately self defeating as it relies on the good and the productive (basically evil is parasitic) for it’s existence.

Eh, well. Evil cannot destroy itself until after it has destroyed good. This does not make me feel better, for some reason.