The Only Way to Respond to Gantz Inviting Abbas to His Home
It looks like Israel’s very own Defence Minister, Benny Gantz, is besties with Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas (aka abu Mazen). And, as besties, the esteemed abu Mazen visited with his friend, Gantz, at Gantz’s home last night in Rosh Ha’ayin, Israel. This is certainly a step up from the meetings with Gantz and later with Meretz at Abu Mazen’s headquarters in Ramallah. Does meeting at a private home not constitute some kind of “normalization” between the PA and Israel, something that when tried as a regular citizen in the PA it can get you fired from your job, arrested and tortured, or perhaps even murdered? Like the mayor of Deir Qaddis who invited his Jewish neighbours to his son’s wedding; for instance. Maybe that would be okay now?
I wonder if Gantz made REAL coffee, and not just our poor Israeli version of what goes for Arabic coffee. Did his intelligence services tell him what abu Mazen’s favourite cake is? I doubt they would have got that right — after all, they did not do a very good job at vetting the ex-con hired as housecleaner in Gantz’s home who was prepared to spy on Gantz for Iran.
Sarcasm aside, this is a serious issue.
I was considering how to best express my rage at Gantz’s treating abu Mazen as if he is a worthy partner for ANYTHING, nevermind for a so-called “peace” process that has been whittling away at Israeli lands and killing Israeli civilians ever since the Oslo Accords in the mid 1990s and the disengagement from Gaza in 2005. And I found someone who put it perfectly. He is Ari Kaniel, 3rd-year law student and owner of a private investigation firm, KGA Investigations. He gave me permission to translate his Facebook Post into English.
Let me aggravate you a bit this morning.
Last night there was another rock-throwing terrorist attack in Kfar Hizme.
For those who don’t know, Kfar Hizme is about 100 meters from the Pizgat Zeev neighbourhood of Jerusalem.
Again last night, without you hearing about it of course, a bus driver was lightly injured in the attack.
According to the daily record kept by Rescuers Without Borders J&S, during the month of December (that has not yet ended, right?) there were 36 rock-throwing attacks in this village(!!!) injuring 6 citizens (!!!).
The village, in case you were wondering, is still standing. The Border Police have not taken control of its main mosque, and have not turned it into an IDF base. The army has not entered the village at night to make targetted arrests or to raid terror cells. The village is not under hermetically sealed curfew, for the recording of who enters and who leaves. Shabak (the Israel Security Agency) did not test the DNA on the rocks that injured our brothers, the drivers, and our government ministers have not announced any desire to address the problem.
And this is only one village. Right?
The main thing is that Gantz invited abu Mazen to his home last night to discuss easing of conditions and assisting the Palestinians.
A murderous government has been brought upon us.
A murderous government.
Shaked succinctly said what I would have hoped all Israeli leaders would say when, according to Israel Hayom, Abbas reportedly asked Meretz officials to arrange a meeting between him and Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked::
I will not meet with a Holocaust denier who is prosecuting IDF soldiers at [the International Criminal Court at] The Hague and pays Jew killers.
What we have here is Gantz Promoting “normalization” with the PA as the PA normalizes increasing terror.