This morning three innocent Israelis were killed in a personal terrorist attack in Jerusalem. This is another in a long list of what may only be viewed as a new method employed by the enemies within Israel to create chaos by destroying innocent families in hopes of political gain. And some of us wonder why peace talks have stalled?
Seventeen people were injured in what appeared to be “twin attacks” in Jerusalem by seemingly random terrorists! It is now becoming more than obvious that these attacks are well planned and that some sinister force is behind the coordination of these “personal terrorists.”
One can search far and wide for reasons and try to even understand what motivates individuals, who also are husbands and fathers, wives and mothers to perpetrate these attacks and even be tempted to sympathize with the victim mentality portrayed by these terrorists in the media. But, we must resist the urge to think kindly or in any way even trying to understand the predicament that leads individuals to respond in this way. The response is far more horrible than any alleged crime. Besides, these three Israelis were innocent.
I appreciate the comments expressed by one individual writing in the Jewish Express online version of the story,
These mass terror attacks on Israeli Jews by Palestinians using knives, guns, and autos to run down pedestrians, is a natural direct result of the PA incentivizing terror. Abbas and the PA encourage such terror, they reward it, they pay money to the family of any terrorist who is killed, they name parks and monuments after terrorists. Abbas recently said that he honors blood shed for Jerusalem That is a direct incitement. It is not the statement of a peace partner. At the same time, when Israel defends its civilians, the PA, the UN, and the media accuse Israel of being aggressors and using disproportionate response. Shooting a terrorist murderer to death is not a disproportionate response. An Israeli died from rock throwing at his car. Israeli Jews die from stabbing by Palestinians. Palestinian throwers of firebombs attempt to burn the Jews alive. It is serious and deadly. Abbas shows clearly that he has no intention of seeking peace. The PA should be cut off from support by the US and the EU. Their corruption and incentivizing terror disentitle them to money from western countries. (Jewish Express…Tuesday)
We need to ask our elected officials to help Stop the Violence…in Israel! I hope you will join thousands of others as we voice our concerns to our elected officials and to our Secretary of State, the Honorable John Kerry, to do what he can to meet with Mahmoud Abbas and if possible the leaders of Hamas – still listed as a terrorists group by the United States and demand that they root out whoever is controlling these “personal terrorists” and put a stop to the violence against innocent Israelis. As you can see from the above quote – the Palestinian leaders seem to be creating the climate for these horrific attacks to continue.
We also need to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. The Psalmist made this clear in Psalm 122:6. And ask the Lord to fulfill His promise found in another Psalm, 121:3-4 and prayed in Synagogues around the world, “He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold He keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep”.
And pray especially for the victims of the personal terrorists that the Lord would bring comfort to their families.