A sickening pattern
Hadas Malka was a 23-year-old Israeli policewoman who was stabbed to death in a coordinated attack by three Palestinian men outside the Damascus Gate to the Old City of Jerusalem. All three attackers were shot to death during the attack.
ISIS and Hamas issued competing claims of responsibility.
The ruling Fatah Party, led by Mahmoud Abbas, condemned the shooting of the terrorists, and called it a war crime.
The three killers took a selfie before the attack: Thousands of Israelis attended the funeral, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the family.
Jared Kushner, arriving in Israel as part of a peace negotiation effort, made his first stop a visit to the family of Hadas Malka, as the Times of Israel reports:
The visit to the family of Staff Sgt. Maj. Hadas Malka, 23, was the first stop for Kushner before a series of meetings aimed at restarting long-dormant Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
Kushner was joined by US Ambassador David Friedman on the visit. Kushner said Trump asked him to personally convey the condolences of the American people.
Kushner and US peace envoy Jason Greenblatt were to meet with later with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and afterwards with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in his Ramallah headquarters in the West Bank. Trump has tasked Kushner with the ambitious goal of laying the groundwork for what he calls the “ultimate deal.” Deep divisions remain, however, clouding the chances of a significant breakthrough.
The mother of one of the terrorists was arrested for inciting the attack:
Security forces on Wednesday arrested the mother of one of the terrorists who carried out the terror attack in Yerushalayim on Friday. The mother, a resident of the village of Dir Abu Mashal, is suspected of encouraging the terrorists to carry out their attack. She has spoken out in Arabic media in recent days of the need for a new intifada, and how other young Arabs should attack Israelis as her son did.
This image shows the mother on TV bragging how she wished her son had killed more people (image via Michael Dicknson of the Jerusalem Office of StandWithUs):
This is another instance where a Palestinian mother expresses joy in a child killed during an attack. We featured this video before of a different mother for a different attack, but the theme remains the same:DONATE
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