Israel has just handed a huge victory to Hizbullah and to the world-wide jihadist movement. Israel has agreed to swap a notorious baby killer, and other terrorists, for the corpses of Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev.
Baby killer Samir Quantar, not surprisingly, is a hero to the Arab world. Because he crushed a Jewish child’s skull with a rock, because he made the Jewish father watch this bloody deed and then murdered the father, he has become a symbol to the Arab world of their jihad against Israel, against Jews.
Do not fool yourselves that this a “moral victory” for Israel.
This is self-righteous nonsense and deeply delusional.
Moral victories like this result in jubilation in every Arab capital and the guarantee that more Jewish babies will be murdered in cold blood; more Jews will be kidnapped, tortured and murdered by jihadists.
Moral victories like this swap are part of the incremental steps that lead a society to collapse from within.
Moral victories like this reward the IslamoNazis for every atrocity—past and future. It’s called positive reinforcement.
When Israel—a land under siege by genocidal enemies—makes national security decisions based on tragic individual cases, that society is doomed because her enemies will move forward, emboldened, to exploit this weakness again and again and again.
We know that Hamas, and Hizbullah, Persia’s proxie, are celebrating this infamous deal. But take notice that Fatah, the “moderate” terrorist gang, are also publicly celebrating this human monster’s deed and release.
So, sure, go ahead, keep negotiating with the Holocaust denier Mahmoud Abbas, and then hand over East Jerusalem to Fatah.
What could possibly go wrong?
According to the Palestinian Authority leadership, Samir Quntar epitomizes the ideal Palestinian prisoner. Quntar, who crushed the head of four-year-old Eynat Haran with his rifle, is serving four life sentences for murder in an Israeli prison, but is almost certain to be freed in a prisoner swap with Hizbullah this week.
On one hand, Quntar embodies what the PA considers the “heroism” of terrorists fighting Israel. On the other hand, he’s the ultimate symbol of all terrorist prisoners who have murdered Israelis and will eventually be freed as a result of future kidnappings or through some other means.
PA TV, controlled by Mahmoud Abbas, broadcast the following picture honoring Quntar. He is depicted beside a map of Israel completely covered by the Palestinian flag.
Following are several recent quotes from PA leaders since April 2008, describing Quntar.
“Samir Quntar, the warrior from Lebanon.”
“The brave warrior, Samir Quntar.”
“The Palestinian people and the Palestinian leadership are standing behind you (Quntar).”
“You (Quntar) are an inseparable part of the action to free our homeland.”
“Your (Quntar) patience and strength are a lesson for us.”
Besides bludgeoning Eynat Haran to death with rocks and his rifle, Quntar killed her father and was responsible for the death of her infant sister. He also killed two policemen in the 1979 attack in Naharia. The Israeli cabinet today approved a prisoner exchange that would free Quntar and several other prisoners in exchange for Israeli soldiers Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser, who were kidnapped by Hizbullah in 2006. The exchange could happen within the next few days.
By Itamar Marcus and Barbara Cook
Palestinian Media Watch
For excellent commentary and what a grand time baby murderer Samir Quantar has had in prison, see Soccer Dad: The Deal Keeps Getting Worse and Worse.