from the Jerusalem Post's, Pope Francis condemns Palestinian violence,
Pope-Francis-condemned Tuesday's violent attack on a Jerusalem synagogue, calling for peace and understanding in Israel, as religious and political friction escalates between Israelis and Palestinians.
Two Palestinians armed with a meat cleaver and a gun killed five people at the Kehilat Bnei Torah synagogue in the Har Nof neighborhood, before being shot dead by police. Four of the victims were rabbis.
“I follow with great concern the alarming increase in tension in Jerusalem and other areas of the Holy Land, with unacceptable episodes of violence that do not even spare places of worship,” the Pope said on Wednesday at the Vatican.
The Pontiff sent special prayers to all the victims of the situation, as well as those suffering its consequences. He also appealed to the parties involved in the attack to put an end to the spiral of hate and violence, and rather, to make decisions for reconciliation and peace.
...while ignoring the fact that the synagogue was built on the blood of Palestinians.
from Deir Yassin Remembered
Early in the morning of April 9, 1948, commandos of the Irgun (headed by Menachem Begin) and the Stern Gang attacked Deir Yassin, a village with about 750 Palestinian residents. The village lay outside of the area to be assigned by the United Nations to the Jewish State; it had a peaceful reputation. But it was located on high ground in the corridor between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Deir Yassin was slated for occupation under Plan Dalet and the mainstream Jewish defense force, the Haganah, authorized the irregular terrorist forces of the Irgun and the Stern Gang to perform the takeover.
In all over 100 men, women, and children were systematically murdered. Fifty-three orphaned children were literally dumped along the wall of the Old City, where they were found by Miss Hind Husseini and brought behind the American Colony Hotel to her home, which was to become the Dar El-Tifl El-Arabi orphanage.
Some lives apparently are more equal than others.
from the Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Sanhedrin, Folio 37a,
"Whosoever preserves a single soul of Israel, Scripture ascribes to him as if he had preserved a complete world"
Thanks to the Maurice Pinay blog bringing this to our attention.
Deir Yassin Remembered