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An evil in our midst …

Even with the recent atrocities, the world will continue throwing money at the murderous Palestinian Authority and demand that Israel reward them with a state of their own.

Israeli forces search for the terrorist who shot and killed two Israeli employees of the Barkan Industrial Park, combing the village of Shuweika near the Arab town of Tulkarm, on Oct. 7, 2018. Photo by Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90.
Israeli forces search for the terrorist who shot and killed two Israeli employees of the Barkan Industrial Park, combing the village of Shuweika near the Arab town of Tulkarm, on Oct. 7, 2018. Photo by Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90.
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Justin Amler
Justin Amler is a noted South African-born, Australia-based writer and commentator on international issues.

There is an evil that exists in “Palestinian” society.

An evil that seeks to destroy and to kill and to hurt and to eliminate all those around it.

An evil that takes great joy in the murder of innocents.

An evil that celebrates the tears and heartaches of the Jewish people.

An evil that has only darkness in its heart, and only murder in its mind.

Destroy. Murder. Burn. Wreck. These are the words it lives by, and these are the words it kills by, too.

Today that evil visited two beautiful Jewish souls and snuffed out their light. Kim Levengrond-Yehezkel (ז”ל) and Ziv Hajbi (ז”ל) were taken from the world, brutally murdered by an Arab who will now be hailed as a hero and will, along with his family, receive copious amounts of money for his deed.

He committed the atrocity in a place where hundreds of Jews and Muslims work side by side. He bound their hands and shot them point blank, ISIS-style, in the back of their heads. Kim was a young mother of 18-month-old. Ziv was an accountant and the father of a three young children. They were not soldiers, they were not armed, they were not settlers. None of the usual excuses made to try to justify the barbaric behavior of Arabs who murder Israeli civilians. They were Jews.

The world will most likely feign their concern, if they mention it at all,  and call for calm and restraint. Then they will continue to supply the Palestinian Authority entity with the funds needed to reward the murderers with a nice sizable pension that ensures the rest of their lives will be lived in comfort, while being honored by their community.

We like to think we live in a world that fights evil, but we don’t. We like to think we live in a world where terrorists who murder are shunned and expelled from decent society, but we don’t. We like to think that we live in a world where those who murder and those who encourage and facilitate that murder are punished, but we don’t.

Instead, the “Palestinians” will name town squares after the murders. Schools will bear their names, and great big murals on walls will carry their image and “legacy” for all to admire and emulate. And all this time, this world will throw more money at them and demand from the tiny Jewish state that this evil that exists must be rewarded and it must be given a state of their own, a state whose goal is to continue that path of murder that the world turns a blind eye to. Then we will have peace, we are told.

But peace will never come when dealing with evil, because evil has only ever had one goal: to destroy everything and to kill everyone.

You cannot fight evil with kindness. You cannot fight evil with appeasement. And you certainly cannot fight evil by appealing to blackened hearts.

You can only fight evil with the sole intention of destroying it, because anything less will ensure it will keep on trying to destroy you.

Justin Amler is a noted South African born, Australia-based writer and commentator on international issues.

You can find more in-depth articles on Israel and the Middle East @en.mida.org.il.

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