Is this the "partner for peace" that Israel must come to terms with?
The Israelis often get smeared around the world for daring to defend themselves. And perhaps sometimes they are a bit heavy handed in how they respond. But any sense of moral equivalency goes out the window when you see the photos of the massacre of the Fogel family in Samria on March 11.
Father ,mother, a 3 month old infant and two young children brutally butchered by two Palestinians as they slept.
I wasn't going to post on this topic. After all, this isn't the first time that Palestinian animals have butchered innocent Israelis. That list of atrocities is very long indeed. But the pictures are compelling. I won't post them here, but I do encourage readers with the courage to view them to do so.
There was debate within Israel about whether or not to show the photos. The view that the world should see what kind of animals Israel must deal with as it struggles to find peace with the Palestinians won out. "Being humane does not require us not to show the other side's brutality," said Amnon Shomron, an Israeli expert in public relations. Another PR expert, Roni Rimon said: "It is crucial that people understand the difference between us and them. We must stress that that when we kill civilians it is by mistake, but they butcher an entire family in the middle of the night."
So it is that the pictures were released with the permission of the Fogel family and the faces of the victims has been blurred.
Next time the worldwide Palestinian propaganda machine bewails some action by Israel to defend itself, remember the Fogel family and know the nature of the enemy the Israelis face!