While the world recoils in horror from the mistreatment of Iraqi POWs, jihadis in Gaza, the worst enemies of the Palestinian cause, have killed a pregnant mother and her four children. From Arutz Sheva, :
In a devastating terror attack at 12:45 PM today, Gazan Arabs murdered a Jewish mother in her 8th month of pregnancy and her four children – spraying their car with bullets and then shooting each child repeatedly at point-blank range.
The attack was perpetrated on the Kissufim Road leading into Gush Katif, along Israel’s southern Mediterranean coast. Another civilian and two soldiers were wounded in ensuing exchanges of fire.
The preliminary investigation indicates that two terrorists came from the nearby Arab town Dir el-Balah and waited for an Israeli car to pass by on the main vehicular artery into the Gush Katif region. The first burst of gunfire targeted a civilian vehicle, murdering Tali Hatual, 34, of Moshav Katif, who was eight months pregnant. Also murdered were her daughters, Hila (11), Hadar (9), Roni (7) and Meirav (2). As a second civilian car approached, the terrorists opened fire again, as was the case when the third vehicle arrived, an armored IDF patrol. The soldiers immediately returned fire and engaged the terrorists in a gun battle. As the soldiers pursued the attackers, an explosive device or a grenade was detonated against them, resulting in injuries. The terrorists were eliminated. …
Hamas, Yasser Arafat’s Fatah and the Islamic Jihad claimed joint responsibility for the murderous attack. According to Voice of Israel’s Avi Yissakharov, the Hamas is boasting that just as they are successfully driving the Jews from Gaza, so will they drive the Jews from other regions in Israel. In what has become a common scenario following terror attacks, Arab civilians in several locales under Arafat’s control celebrated in the streets the murder of the Jewish mother and her children.
That is the difference between the civilizations clashing today: one punishes those who victimize the innocent. The other celebrates such incidents.