Now imagine you’re a Jewish country, wherein the prevailing attitude is to value life, and on your borders are a large population that embraces a philosophy in which death trumps.
Seems to me that building a wall is the most moderate approach that comes to mind.
Israel was getting about one suicide bombing per day.
Then they start building a separation barrier, and while the world kvetched and moaned about how terrible this was, the number of suicide bombers and other attacks dropped to almost nothing.
Ayman Taha, a spokesman for Hamas, the terrorist organization popularly elected by the Palestinians, praised the bombing as a “glorious act.”
So, just to make sure we’re clear, walking up to unarmed, unsuspecting civilians and blowing them up is “glorious.”
It is so “glorious” in fact that in Gaza, gunmen fired in the air and relatives of the bombers passed out sweets to celebrate the murders, according to the Associated Press.
This was the same reaction much of the Palestinian populous had right after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. They showed the celebration on the TV news for about a minute before it vanished forever into the mist of political expediency.
A Palestinian boy distributes sweets to people in the southern Gaza Strip after a Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up in southern Israel February 4, 2008. A Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up and police shot dead his accomplice in an attack in a shopping centre in southern Israel on Monday that killed at least one Israeli, emergency services said. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem (GAZA)