It's been going on for a couple of weeks now, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wasted no time in warning recently. The novel thing about it, though, is the common implement of choice for this latest round of Palestinian bloodlust:
On the night of October 1st, Naama and Eitam Henkin, an Israeli husband and wife, were driving home from an event for alumni of a West Bank yeshiva. Seated in the back of the car were their four young children, ranging in age from nine to six months. A vehicle had been following the Henkins for a few minutes, and as it approached their car its two passengers opened fire. Naama and Eitam were killed on the spot. Their children were spared, but only, according to Israeli reports, by chance: one of the assailants — who were later identified as members of Hamas — accidentally shot the other in the arm, and, in a panic, they fled.
The days that followed have had a sickening sense of repetition: on October 3rd, a Palestinian man wielding a knife killed two Israeli men in the Old City of Jerusalem. A day later, an Israeli teen-ager was stabbed, also in the streets of Jerusalem. Last week, Israelis were stabbed in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, the West Bank, and outside a mall in the city of Petah Tikvah. On Sunday, an Arab-Israeli man rammed a car into two soldiers outside a kibbutz near Haifa, got out of the car, and stabbed three bystanders. On Monday, four more Israelis were stabbed in Jerusalem. Nearly all of the stabbers were killed or wounded by Israeli security forces, whose presence on Israeli streets, particularly in Jerusalem and the West Bank, is always substantial.
If American Obamunists weren't flaming anti-Semites who, at best, are indifferent to the high likelihood their leader has created of the Jews being wiped out en masse in the coming Iranian nuclear attack against Israel, I have no doubt that they would be recommending that the Israeli government impose strict knife-control laws.
One wonders if they would extend to meat cleavers, before or after being run over by automobiles (NSFW):
The Arab/Muslim-Israeli conflict has been driven by psychotic Islamic religious bigotry and rabid ethnic hatred from day one, going all the way back to the Balfour Declaration nearly a century ago. And really, it can be traced back several millennia to Abraham's rejection of Haggar and their son Ishmael after his promised son Isaac was born, ultimately.
At least one other contemporary commentator besides your humble pundit (1) has figured that out and (2) is willing to publicly say so:
“Brothers, this is why we recall today what Allah did to the Jews,” one Gaza imam said Friday in a recorded address, translated by the invaluable Middle East Media Research Institute, or Memri. “Today, we realize why the Jews build walls. They do not do this to stop missiles but to prevent the slitting of their throats.”
Then, brandishing a six-inch knife, he added: “My brother in the West Bank: Stab!”…
The significant question is why so many Palestinians have been seized by their present blood lust — by a communal psychosis in which plunging knives into the necks of Jewish women, children, soldiers and civilians is seen as a religious and patriotic duty, a moral fulfillment. Despair at the state of the peace process, or the economy? Please. It’s time to stop furnishing Palestinians with the excuses they barely bother making for themselves.
Above all, it’s time to give hatred its due.
Precisely. The implement doesn't matter to them - bare hands, knives, cars, bombs, missiles, chemical weapons, nukes, it's all the same to the "Muzzies". They want to slaughter every last Jew - and every last non-Muslim - on the planet, by any means necessary, no matter how long it takes.
And unlike previous intifadas, this one unfolds against the backdrop of the U.S. having turned against Israel and all but having gifted its nuclear weapons arsenal to their archenemies in Tehran.
The Samson complex is awakening, my friends; is the REAL Messiah about to knock on the Church's metaphorical door?