Sunday, April 08, 2007

Death for Sale

On March 8th, Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu & Ezra HaLevi reported in Arutz Sheva that a gang of Arab teenagers attacked an ambulance south of Hebron on its way back from a medical mission. Local residents said the same gang had taken part in attacks near the Zif junction in the southern Hebron Hills almost every day for most of the previous month.

Here in Los Angeles county, we have our own share of crime to contend with. Last Sunday (April Fool's Day), 2 African-American Muslims were arrested for selling luxury condominiums in Redondo Beach to a group of Mexican immigrants. Here in Redondo we don't tolerate non-Caucasians doing business in our community, & to make matters even more despicable, the immigrants were Catholics! The 2 black men, who had become millionaires through legitimate transactions over the past decade in segregated sections of Los Angeles overrun by street gangs, became greedy & took one chance too many. Even though they obtained their real estate licenses legally to do business in Redondo Beach, they now face the death penalty if convicted for selling property to non-whites. We've worked hard all these years to keep them driven out of our town, & we want everyone to know we mean business!

Back to reality, this year marks the 40th anniversary of Jews returning to Hebron following the Six-Day War in 1967. On March 19th, residents of Hebron's Jewish community moved into a recently purchased building located above the main road leading from Kiryat Arba to Hebron. The building was purchased from its previous owner via an office in Jordan for approximately $700,000. Rabbi Dov Lior, Chief Rabbi of Hebron-Kiryat Arba arrived the same day to view the building, named Beit HaShalom ("House of Peace"), & give his blessings to the venture.

On March 30th, Alex Traiman with Israel National News reported that 2 Arabs involved in the sale of the building to the Jewish community have been placed under arrest, one by the Palestinian Authority (PA), the other by Jordan. The Arabs under arrest now face capital punishment, as PA law dictates the death sentence for anyone found guilty of selling property to a Jew.

Unlike my absurd/fictitious Redondo satire above in italics, this ain't no joke.

A year ago Muhammad Abu al-Hawa of Jericho was promptly killed in horrific fashion for this crime. Khaled Abu Toameh, reporting for The Jerusalem Post on April 13th last year, wrote that in 1995 the Palestinian Legislative council voted unanimously in favor of the death sentence for brokers who sell land to Jews. Former PA justice minister, Freih Abu Medein, announced that the death sentence would be applied to land sellers based on the Jordanian law that was authorized as PA law. The PA mufti of Jerusalem, Sheikh Ikremah Sabri, announced a fatwa in the same year authorizing the killing of any Arab who sells property to Jews.

And according to Stan Goodenough of Jerusalem Newswire, Israel's defense minister, Amir Peretz, has vowed additional justice by a forced expulsion of the Jews for this hideous act of purchasing property & living in it peacefully. God forbid some perverted, racist, bigoted, bloodthirsty, Arab animal should be offended...

Now there's something you won't see reported by Tom Fitt (editor) or Kevin Cody (publisher) in The Easy Reader. There's something you won't see reported by Brian Arthurs (editor) or Richard Frank (publisher) in The Beach Reporter. Something you won't see in any American news media--no matter how liberal they strive to be. I'm used to the lies they're telling me, but it's cause to be alarmed...

...but there's hope! Today's A7 reported that the Deputy Mayor of Beth Shemesh, Shalom Lerner, visited the new building on Friday & promised support for the residents against Defense Minister Peretz's stated intention to throw them out. Meeting with those currently living in the building, Lerner said, "The residents of Beit Shemesh encourage & strengthen you in your efforts to fortify the Jewish presence in Hevron, & they will stand with you here & struggle against any attempt to evict you. Attempts to throw you out stand in opposition to natural justice & the position of most Israeli citizens. I will call upon the residents of Beit Shemesh to join the struggle for this building, so that Peretz - who failed in protecting our security - won't fail in Hevron as well."

Song of the week: "Driven Out" by The Fixx (click the song title to visit Amazon; click here for a 31-second sample; 393kb).
G.M. Grena

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