I want to tell you the story of two boys, twenty year olds, both
them in the elite of elite army units, both of them from
Rabbinical families, both of them living in Kiryat Arba, the
Jewish neighborhood of Hebron. Achikam Amichai and David Rubin
were out on leave from their IDF units, enjoying a well-earned
holiday. They decided this past Friday afternoon to take take a
little hike in their backyards. Their friend Naama Ohayon went
with them. It was a beautiful day, beautiful scenery, wild and
open, as it is in that part of the land of Israel. They passed
an Arab, who asked them for water. The boys gave it to him, then
waved goodbye and went on their way. A short while later,
alerted by the Palestinian they had shared water with, three
armed terrorists who had been lying in wait for an opportunity to
kill Israelis and steal their weapons, drove by and opened fire
on the three young people. Our boys, ambushed and badly
wounded, nevertheless, began firing, killing the terrorist driver
of the car. The other two terrorists then hopped out of the car,
put their guns at point blank range to the fatally injured boys
and fired. These "big heroes" then threw their dead comrade out
of car like so much garbage, and took off, back to Hebron where
they live. Hiding In the forest, Naama Ohayon, who had
miraculously escaped, used her cell phone to contact Israeli
security forces, who praised her unbelievable cool in the face of
the horror she had witnessed. Security forces rescued her, but
it was too late for the boys.
Meanwhile, Shimon Peres found time for a photo opportunity to
shake hands with a member of Abu Maazen's government who
expressed his "condolences." This, of course, before it became
known that the killers were Abu Maazen's paid employees.
According to Efrat Weiss, writing in YNET, sometime on Friday
evening, the Palestinian Authority started the rumor that it
wasn't a terrorist attack at all, but a "drug deal" gone bad.
This went all over the Israeli news, and you can just imagine how
the parents must have felt. Others said the boys had no right to
go hiking. (Right, let's all stay in our homes and quake.)
Meanwhile, the two murderers, fearing the IDF was closing in on
them, turned themselves over to Palestinian security forces, who
didn't say a word about this to the Israelis. However, when
Israeli security asked them pointedly to turn over the weapons
of the murderers and the victims, they did. But they didn't
turn over the killers, who they are still "interrogating."
Surprise surprise, these weren't Hamas operatives. They were
salary- earning members of the Palestinian Authority, paid for by
U.S. and European Union donations to Abu Maazen, the "good
Palestinian" as oppossed to the Hamas, who are terrorists and
"bad Palestinians," the ones we need to weaken by supporting Abu
Mazen and his gang of thugs.
The names of the murderers are: Omar Badar Ali-Halim Teha, a
resident of Hebron, 26, a "soldier" in the Palestinian National
Security Forces, and an active member of Fatah; Ali al Hamid
Regev Dindis, 24 a Hebron resident who is a clerk in the Sharia
court of the Palestinian authority, and also connected to the
Palestinian Secret service. The dead driver is 23 year olf Radil
Abdul Naim Natshe.
There are many conclusions to be drawn from this story. I will
leave you to draw them concerning the myths of making peace with
the Palestinian Authority.