Only in a radical Muslim society, such as that of the Palestinians, can you find public expressions of glee over the brutal murder of a mother of six.
Name a civilized country where the father of a 16-year-old boy who invaded the home of a woman and stabbed her to death in front of her children tells the media he is proud of his son.
Sadly, every man, woman and child with the most scant access to the news knows the answer to this painful question.
The father of the minor Morad Bader Abdullah Adais, who was plucked out of his bed by Israeli security forces Monday night on suspicion of murdering Dafna Meir, 38 and the mother of six, in her home while her children watched, told Palestinian media that he supports his son.
“I am proud of him,” he said. He then complained that the IDF insisted on interrogating the family and even threatened to demolish their home, which is one of the measures Israel uses as retribution and to discourage future acts of terrorism.
Following a manhunt that took more than a day, IDF and Shin Bet (Israel’s Security Agency) forces arrested Adais on suspicion of committing the murder in Otniel.
He was captured by the “Duvdevan” (Heb: cherry) unit in his bed in Beit ‘Amra village, about two miles from Otniel, and is now being interrogated by the Shin Bet.
An emerging theory suggests that the Meir murder was committed in retaliation for the death of a distant relative of Adais, who was killed while trying to kill Jews.
Another report suggests that he had a family quarrel and “to teach them a lesson,” he murdered Meir.
It is also becoming clear that Adais was not an Arab construction worker employed in the community, but managed to infiltrate it and carry out the murder. It wasn’t so hard to do: although Otniel is patrolled by security forces, it is not surrounded by a fence, which is the case in many Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.
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