Sunday, July 15, 2007
Posted by Daniel Greenfield 15 Comments
Deputy Defense Minister Matan Vilnai has proposed allowing Nayef Hawatmeh to enter Israel from Syria.
Nayef Hawatmeh is the head of the DFLP, the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine. The DFLP was responsible for numerous terrorist atrocities including the Maalot Massacre in 1974 in which DFLP took an Israeli elementary school hostage and murdered over two dozen children. Nayef Hawatmeh claimed credit for the attack on behalf of the DFLP and announced that the purpose of the attack had been to sabotage a peace mission.
The DFLP was also responsible for the Avivim School Bus Massacre in which DFLP terrorists ambushed a school bus full of children, opening fire on it and continuing to fire into the bus even after it had crashed and was down.
In recent years backed by Syrian aid and operating from Damascus, the DFLP has continued carrying out shooting and bombing attacks against Israelis, though the US government refuses to recognize the DFLP as a terrorist organization.
Abbas has asked to bring in Nayef Hawatmeh into the West Bank and pressure is coming to bear on the government to do it. The trip is being described as a visit, even though once Nayef Hawatmeh is inside Israeli borders there will be no way to make him leave short of a military assault.
Matan Vilnai is meanwhile delivering sickening statements like the following in defense of allowing Hawatmeh in. "Even though he was a man who dealt in terror, under the current circumstances he appears to be someone who can assist in shifting the balance in favor of the moderate Palestinian front."
Moderation? The man whose terrorists massacred schoolchildren and schoolbuses is a force for moderation? The man responsible for some of the worst terrorist atrocities in Israeli history merely "dealt in terror."
In negotiations to secure the release of the captured IDF soldiers we must remember that there will always be an emergence of new murderers among our enemies, Vilnai said.
Yes that was the line Rabin and Peres sold us and look where it's gotten us. What's the difference between Hawatmeh and Hamas? That one is Marxist and the other Islamist? That one favors immediate war and the other favors a longer term war?
Hawatmeh is Syrian based. On the eve of a war the military is claiming we're about to face with Syria, the Deputy Defense Minster is talking about allowing in a top Syrian based terrorist into Israel?
This is not even madness anymore. This is just evil and this government and its rotten collection of thieves, liars, criminals and appeasers needs to go by any means necessary. At this point either this government will go or Israel will.