Evidently he thinks the mother and her children were terrorists
This is a lesson that many people seem to be finding difficult to grasp. That’s all right, I’ll keep repeating it: the difference between the two civilizations that are clashing now is not that one will commit heinous acts and the other will not. Human nature being what it is, evil will never be wholly absent from any group.
But one civilization will condemn and punish those who commit such crimes; the other will not. While the Americans who abused the Iraqi prisoners are under arrest and will be prosecuted, Yasir Arafat’s government has done nothing to condemn the brutal murder of a pregnant mother and her four children. I doubt that any such condemnation would be forthcoming even if the murderer had made them pose in humiliating pictures.
From IMRA, with thanks to Alyssa Lappen:
The Monday morning broadcast of Yasser Arafat’s Voice of Palestine (VOP) said that the settlers from Neveh Dekalim, five of whom were murdered yesterday, were “mukharibun” – terrorists. The reference to the settlers as terrorists was in a VOP report that the settlers were preparing to build a new neighborhood in the settlement.
Once again today, VOP did not condemn the attack yesterday that killed a pregnant mother and her four children but did vigorously condemn the “cowardly act” by Israel in attacking a Hamas radio station which had exhorted Palestinians to carry out further attacks against Israel. There were no reported casualties in this Israeli attack.