Tuesday, May 30, 2006

The Extrajudicial Killings The UN Does't Protest 

All the UN protests of extra-judicial killings somehow failed to make me fail any great sympathy for terrorists neutralized with incomplete paperwork. It seems the only ones who can really muster my sympathy for Palestinian victims of extra-judicial killings is great mobs of other Palestinians. Via the Jerusalem Post:

Masked Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades gunmen on Tuesday publicly executed a Palestinian man and woman they suspected of having spied for Israel.

The man was shot dead in the main street of a refugee camp, with a large crowd looking on. The woman was later shot to death by her relatives in the courtyard of the West Bank's largest hospital.
Nothing worth protesting here I'm sure, unless Israeli bullets manufactured in the territories were used. I would express sympathy to the families, except they appear to be the ones who did much of the killing -- but certainly the young woman's four children have my condolences and anger on their behalf.

Abu Mustafa, a mother of four, was shot by gunmen and male relatives on grounds that she shamed her clan. More than 15 people took part in the execution, witnesses said. It took place in the courtyard of Raffidiyeh Hospital, the West Bank's largest.

The mob originally planned to kill her in the street but were swayed by a man who pleaded with them not to carry out the killing in the view of little children could. She was then taken into the courtyard of the hospital, said Yousef Mahmoud, 18, who witnessed the killing.
Such compassion is making me sick.

So much needs to change around here before there can be peace, and I'm not talking about the route of the security fence.

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