A second look at "Jewish Terrorism" - Context.

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A second look at "Jewish Terrorism" - Context.

1. Perpetrator - Gush Emunim Underground 1979–84: This group was defined as a Jewish terrorist group after attacking two Arab mayors in Judea and Samaria by blowing off their legs, but not killing them. The two Arab moyors were vocal supporters of attacks against Jews. The group also avenged the murder of a Yeshiva student in Hebron named Aaron Gross by shooting up and throwing a grenade into the Islamic College of Hebron, killing 3 Arabs.

2. Perpetrator - Barach Goldstein 1994 - On the night of Purim a megillah reading was held in Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron. Masses of Arabs were chanting "slaughter the Jews” so loudly the Jews could not hear the reading and even the Shamgar Committee, which was set up to investigate the murder admitted that much. The next morning Baruch Goldstein took a machine gun and killed 29 Arabs when they bowed down to pray in the very place they vowed to slaughter the Jews. The attack also happened one year after the signing of Oslo and near daily terror attacks.

3. Perpetrator - Bat Ayin Underground 2002 - 4 members of the group plotted to blow up an Arab school, but the plot was foiled thank G-d. This was in response to two full years of non-stop Arab terror attacks that left hundreds of Jews dead and an Intifada that continued to rage all around.

4. Perpetrator - Yoseph Ben David 2014 - Shortly after Arabs abducted and murdered 3 Jewish boys,Eyal, Gilad and Naftali, Ben-David abducted an Arab boy named Mohammed Abu Khdeir and sadistically burned him alive.

5. Perpetrator (Under investigation) 2015 - An unknown murderer (growing evidence it was in fact an Arab) threw a Molotov cocktail into an Arab house and killed a small baby. The murder also came after months of deadly attacks against Jews, destruction of ancient Jewish tombs on the Mount of Olives and heightened attacks against Jewish worshipers on the Temple Mount.

What do I learn from this? I am 100% against murder, but everyone is pretending as if these attacks happened in a vacuum, is if one day out of the clear blue sky a Jew murdered an Arab for no particular reason. It seems that about every 10 years or so, an overzealous Jew who was sick and tired of watching his people get murdered and slaughtered in their homes, schools, shuls, shops, restaurants, cars and buses does something evil himself. After years of non-stop murderous incitement against Jews in mosques, on Arab TV, radio and music programs, a Jew comes to incite to murder himself. After years of Jews being taunted, humiliated, physically attacked on their holiest site the Temple Mount day after day, a Jew explodes and commits the most evil of acts.

While we must condemn acts of murder in the strongest of terms, we must also remember that nothing happens in a vacuum. Time for the Israeli Government to do its job and protect our lives so that crazy Jewish people don’t feel the need to go out and play “hero”.