Monday, March 23, 2009

Let Us Not Forget Tali Hatuel & Her Four Daughters

There is a huge furor over t-shirts worn by some Israeli soldiers during their operations in Gaza in December 2008 and January 2009.

The shirt depicts a pregnant Palestinian woman with the caption, "1 Shot. 2 Kills."

It's pretty damn stupid and has been rightly condemned by the IDF who had nothing to do with its manufacture or distribution.

Yet lest we forget the tragedy that befell Tali Hatuel and her four daughters in May 2004.

Hatuel and her daughters were executed at point blank range by Palestinian terrorists. Hatuel was eight months pregnant at the time. Her daughters were 11, 9, 7 and 2. Both Fatah and Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for these acts. Who brags of killing a pregnant woman and her daughters?

Hatuel and her family were Israeli settlers in Gaza. Their settlement, Gush Katif, was forceably evacuated by the IDF the following year.

Lest we also not forget that their murders were deemed acts of heroism amongst Palestinians. Indeed, Palestinian Authority state run radio deemed the murderers "heroic martyrs." Needless to say, some people have no shame.

So the next time a Palestinian or one of their apologists bemoans Israel about the t-shirt or anything other alleged crime against humanity remind them of this heinous incident. If they cannot show any shred of compassion and decency then tell them they are scarcely entitled to be deemed human beings.

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