Over the past year (and for much longer, if we're to be honest), terrorists have continually set fire to the Holy Land, launched rockets into Israeli territory, and shot, stabbed, and run down the people of the Jewish state. While Israel's opponents such as the United Nations and Europe ignore these ongoing assaults, Judith Bergman writes at JNS that they just can't seem to bear the prospect of Jewish people defending themselves against such violence:
The UN, the EU and its member states have been fast asleep, completely ignoring the terrorist arson, missiles and general destruction aimed at Israel for the past eight months. Since a Hamas missile destroyed a Jewish home in Beer Sheva recently, there have been signs that Israel might finally retaliate and actually defend itself. So suddenly now, the Europeans and the UN wake up and pay attention: The mere prospect of Jews defending themselves is more than they can bear.
The devastating ecological destruction was not mentioned with a single word in the EU Ambassador’s long statement, apart from the brief acknowledgment of the incendiary kites. The damage to Israel is still completely ignored.
Both Mladenov and Adamson called on “all parties” to “show restraint”, even though there is only one aggressive party, Hamas, and another party, Israel, which up until now has effectively restrained from properly defending itself and its land out of fear of what the international community might say and do.
Israel has effectively allowed the Islamic terrorists to keep destroying precious farmland and wildlife, and sending rockets into Israel, one of them smashing into a house in Beer Sheva where a mother and her three children just managed to save themselves. Parents all over Israel now have to explain to their children that kites and balloons can be dangerous, as apparent copycats in other Arab villages now send similar devices into central Israel where, if touched by a curious child, they will blow up in their face.
None of this was mentioned by Adamson or Mladenov, even though booby trapped toys — such as these balloons and kites– are strictly prohibited under international law. It is remarkable, how prominent representatives of international organizations conveniently and deliberately overlook certain aspects of the very international law of which they claim to be proponents, as long as it suits their purposes...