By Abraham H. Miller, Continue reading in the American Spectator
Hussein Abu Ghosh, 17, and Ibrahim Yusef Allan, 23, both students at the West Bank’s Bir Zeit University, climbed over the fence at the Jewish village of Beit Horon intent on achieving martyrdom by killing innocent Jews.
In a well-planned attack in a busy village grocery, the assailants first scuffled with a middle-aged man who managed to fend them off with a grocery cart. Then the “heroes” found two defenseless women to stab, one of whom, Shlomit Krigman, 23, later died from her wounds.
Their plan included detonating three pipe bombs, but security guards shot the killers dead before they were set off.
There will be inevitable denunciations from Sweden and the Arab nations that the “students” could have been taken alive. After all, they only had knives and homemade pipe bombs.
This attack and others like it originated long before these two murderers climbed over that security fence. It began with the incitement promulgated throughout Palestinian institutions, from the mosques to the political structures. Even before the terrorists began planning their attack they had plenty of role models, for throughout the Palestinian territories there are streets, parks, and public buildings adorned with the names of lionized terrorists.
The Facebook page of the Kalandiya refugee camp was quick to post pictures of Hussein Abu Ghosh calling him a “heroic shaheed (martyr).” Such is the culture of the Palestinians, where the murderer of an innocent young woman is celebrated and emulated, not scorned.