Traitors and heroes
Khaled Abu Toameh writes that one must wonder whether in light of this attitude, the 'Palestinians' would ever accept a compromise with Israel. The answer to that question is obvious to everyone except for the Israeli Left and the 'international community' (particularly the Obama administration).
During the 2006 war in Lebanon, Palestinians and some Arab citizens of Israel took to rooftops to cheer Hizbullah's rocket attacks on northern cities in Israel.
During the second intifada, many Palestinians, particularly in the Gaza Strip, used to take to the streets to sing and dance and hand out candies after hearing about another suicide bombing inside Israel.
And when Saddam Hussein fired rockets at Israel in the early 1990's, Palestinians also took to the streets and rooftops, chanting, "O beloved Saddam, strike strike at Tel Aviv!"
Last week, by the way, many Palestinians in Ramallah, Nablus and Hebron were chanting: "O beloved Qassam [Hamas's armed wing], destroy, destroy Tel Aviv!" and "The people want the destruction of Israel!"
No one is expecting the Palestinians to express solidarity or sympathy with Israel in its confrontation with Hamas.
But when many Palestinians express their joy in public over the firing of rockets and missiles at Israeli cities, one is entitled to wonder whether there is a majority of Palestinians who would ever agree to any form of compromise with Israel.
In today's world of the Palestinians, anyone who talks about peace with Israel is a traitor and a collaborator; but anyone who calls for the destruction of Israel and fires rockets at Tel Aviv and Jerusalem is a hero.
Those who believe that the 'Palestinians' have warmer feelings to the US than to Israel should be reminded of this:
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The biggest mistake of the so-called 'peace process' was the failure to react when the 'Palestinians' continued to incite their 'people' against Israel, Jews and the West. The failure to react has just created another monster like every other Islamist state and terror group in the region. It is a monster than is now impossible to tame short of wiping it out (or as Steven Plaut would say, de-Nazifying it).