PA masks Hamas mosques

Yisrael Medad,

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Yisrael Medad
I am a resident of Shiloh, with my wife and children, and now grandchildren, since 1981, having come on Aliyah in 1970. I have served in a volunteer capacity as a Yesha Council spokesperson, twice a member of Amana's secretariat, Benjamin Regional Council plenum member and mayor of Shiloh. I was a parliamentary aide for Geula Cohen and two other MKs, an advisor to a Minister, vice-chairman and executive director of Israel's Media Watch and currently, am Information and Content Resource coordinator for the Begin Heritage Center.

Just last Friday, we read of this occurence:

The death toll from a shooting attack by Shia militia forces on a Sunni mosque in Iraq on Friday has reached 68, a morgue official said.

A suicide bomber broke into the Musab bin Omair mosque in Imam Wais village in Diyala province, about 75 miles north-east of Baghdad, and detonated his explosives before gunmen rushed in and opened fire on worshippers, an army officer and a police officer said.

And that figure is now over 70.

In Gaza, Israel has been targeting mosques which serve as storehouses and lauch sites and the observation has been made:

Surprisingly, there has been little outrage from the Palestinian street or from the broader Muslim world. Violent upheavals across the Middle East, political analysts say, have acclimated Muslims to seeing their houses of worship under siege. Arabic news channels and Facebook and other social media have been filled with scenes of mosques pocked with bullets and damaged by attacks in recent conflicts and revolutions in Egypt, Syria and Libya. The shock value is over, say analysts.  “A strike against a mosque is no longer sensational because of how commonplace it has become in conflicts around the region, and between Israel and Hamas,” said Nathan Thrall, a senior analyst at the International Crisis Group...

But an official of the Palestinian Authority --- no, not Hamas --- has demanded an inquiry:

PA Tourism and Antiquities Minister Rula Ma’ayah called on the United Nations, particularly the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and its World Heritage Committee to condemn the military targeting of cultural, religious and natural heritage sites as a war crime and a violation of human rights.

Sorry, but after multiple attacks by Muslims on mosques*, Israel is the last to be accused of any crime.



Another example.