"The Palestinian Authority, the “moderate” alternative to Hamas, has become notorious for celebrating terrorism against Israel.
"A recent example occurred on October 9, when, as CAMERA reports, a “Palestinian terrorist named Musabh Abu Sbeih murdered two Israelis, a 60-year-old grandmother, Levana Malihi and a 30-year-old police officer, Yosef Kirma, in a shooting rampage in Jerusalem.” Sbeih, who wounded five others before he was killed by police, was hailed by Fatah, the dominant political party in the Palestinian Authority, as a “shahid,” or martyr. It was not long before Fatah published a celebratory cartoon “depicting a hand waving a machine gun from the top of the Dome of the Rock.” In the cartoon’s corner was “a pool of blood and two helmets with Stars of David, symbolizing two murdered Israelis.”
"It is this mindset, rather than, as Secretary of State John Kerry and the United Nations seem to imagine, Israeli settlements in the West Bank that prevent the conclusion of peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Granted, Israelis are sometimes guilty of brutality against Palestinians as well. The difference is that Israel is a rule-of-law country where those who commit human-rights violations against Palestinians, of the kind that are inevitable in all struggles against terrorism, have a good chance of being tried and convicted." . . .