TO Rep. Betty McCollum: Lets take some time away from the "moral outrage" being expressed against Judge Roy Moore and take congressional action against the PA’s use of American aid to actively incite Palestinian youth to murder Jews.
While legislators rush to the media to voice negative judgment concerning Judge Roy Moore, Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) has introduced legislation to protect Palestinian murderers under the age of 18 from arrest, Rep.McCollum’s bill characterizes young terrorists as “Palestinian children” and contends that their arrest by the Israeli army constitutes “abuse.”
Those who would be protected in their actions against Israeli civilians by Rep. Betty McCollum include:
16-year-old Morad Abdullah Adais. On Jan. 17, 2016, Adais broke into the home of Dafna Meir, in the town of Otniel, armed with an 8-inch knife. Adais, who was 16, later described proudly what he did next:
“I plunged the knife into her so deeply that most of it was inside her body. She started screaming, the children saw me and also started screaming, then I stabbed her in her upper body another three or four times. She tried to fight me and tried to take the knife from me. The two children who were there were still screaming, but she continued to resist, so I pushed her, and overpowered her.”
Asked what he would have done if he was able to pull the knife from Meir’s body, the Palestinian teenager said, “I would have continued stabbing her, and if I saw another Jew I would stab and murder him.”
Meir left behind six children, ages 4-17. They’re also minors.
“Teenager” Mohammed Nasser Tra’ayra . On June 30, 2016, Tra’ayra broke into the bedroom of a 13-year-old girl named Hallel Yaffa Ariel, in the town of Kiryat Arba. Tra’ayra, viciously stabbed Hallel again and again. Then he stabbed two other Israelis whom he encountered. Hallel’s father shot and killed Tra’ayra. Presumably, McCollum would regard the shooting as “settler violence” against a “Palestinian child.”
If Tra’ayra had not been killed, and Israeli soldiers arrested him, that would have zero or constituted illegal and abusive detention, according to the McCollum bill.
"16-year-old fire bomb thrower" On Dec. 25, 2014 two young Palestinians decided that they would try to burn some Jews to death. They positioned themselves on the road to the Israeli town of Ma’ale Shomron. Along came an automobile with an 11-year-old girl riding in the front passenger seat. The two attackers—one of them a 16-year-old “child”—threw rocks and firebombs at the car.
The car exploded in flames. Eleven-year-old Ayelet Shapiro jumped out, her entire body on fire. Her father’s quick action to smother the flames saved Ayelet’s life, but she suffered third-degree burns to her face and upper body, meaning years of painful surgery and skin grafts, and a lifetime of severe scars and emotional trauma.
How were the attackers caught? Israeli security personnel went into the nearby Palestinian Arab village of Azun, detained suspects, questioned them and pinpointed the perpetrators. None of which would have been possible under the McCollum bill.
Yes, the Israeli army does arrest a significant number of Palestinian minors. That’s because a significant number of Palestinian minors engage in terrorism. In the past two years, there have been at least 79 terrorist attacks carried out by Palestinians from the ages of 8-17, according to the watchdog group Human Rights Voices.
The real abuse that Betty McCollum is hiding is that American aid is being openly used by the Palestinian Authority to help finance the PA’s constant program to incite minors to engage to murder Jews. “We are so proud that the backbone of this uprising are the youth of Palestine,” the PA’s U.N. representative, Riyad Mansour, declared during the recent wave of Palestinian stabbing attacks.
But don’t take Mansour’s word for it. Morad Abdullah Adais, the 16-year-old who butchered Dafna Meir in front of her children, told investigators that he was inspired to murder her after watching a PA television program depicting Israelis as cruel oppressors of the Palestinians.
Lets take some time away from the "moral outrage" being expressed against Judge Roy Moore and take congressional action against the PA’s use of American aid to actively incite Palestinian youth to murder Jews.