Juvenile jihad update, plus a skillful placement into context of the President’s latest act of dhimmitude, from P. David Hornik in FrontPage, with thanks to EPG:
Last week Israeli soldiers arrested a fifteen-year-old Palestinian armed with a bomb at a checkpoint outside Nablus in the West Bank. He was the fifty-second Palestinian teenager caught trying to perpetrate a bomb attack this year.
In the United States the closest analogy to such attacks or attempted attacks by Palestinian youths is school shootings, of which there have been a handful over the past decade. Each such incident shocked the nation and prompted anguished debates about what negative societal phenomena could influence young people to carry out such acts.
According to the recent demographic study by the team headed by Israeli commentator and activist Yoram Ettinger, the Palestinian population of the West Bank and Gaza is 2.4 million. The population of the U.S. is 295 million, or 123 times greater. Fifty-two attempted youthful Palestinian bombings this year would, in U.S. terms, come to 6,396 attempted acts of mass murder by adolescents in the space of five months.
On Thursday last week President Bush met with PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas at the White House. While pledging $50 million in direct aid to the Palestinian Authority, Bush told Abbas: “We meet at a time when a great achievement of history is within reach: the creation of a peaceful, democratic Palestinian state. . . . The United States and the international community applaud your rejection of terrorism.”
Bush also told him: “A viable two-state solution must ensure contiguity of the West Bank, and a state of scattered territories will not work. There must also be meaningful linkages between the West Bank and Gaza. This is the position of the United States today, it will be the position of the United States at the time of final status negotiations.”
Abbas, for his part, stated his “determination to maintain and preserve this calm–”a “calm” that, in addition to the U.S. equivalent of 6,396 attempted bombings by teenagers in five months, has included hundreds of incidents of rocket and mortar fire, the suicide bombing at a Tel Aviv nightclub in February and subsequent release of the terrorists by the PA, the constant buildup of Hamas”s power, and on and on””and all this in the vaunted “post-Arafat era.”
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