Terrorist cutie out of jail, back in business
Terrorist cutie out of jail, back in business

Around here in the United States, teenage girls like Ahed Tamimi are getting ready for the Prom.  

But in Palestinian Arab neighborhoods here and there around Israel, they do things differently.

Those Arabs raise their young to become terrorists and in fact, just last week, give or take a day or two, a teenage Arab terrorist, 17, stabbed to death Israeli Yotam Ovadia, 31 year-old father of two, in the town of Adam near Jerusalem.

Chances are you did not hear about this. Of course not. News like this is so inconvenient.

Coincidentally, that happened at about the time when Tamimi was released from an Israeli prison. Now that did make all the headlines…and with such joy.

She served eight months for doing what she does best. She goes around, followed by cameras, slapping Israeli soldiers, knowing they would not dare give her so much as a dirty look, first because Israeli soldiers, like American soldiers, are highly ethical, and second because the whole world is watching.

Tamimi is the star of her own videos, produced as a stunt to win headlines through the art of heckling – a specialty for this brat terrorist.

She’s the girl with the curls, 16 now 17, the same age as the Arab terrorist who went on a murderous knifing spree in the town of Adam, only she is blonde, dimpled, big-eyed and innocent-looking, and sells herself as a symbol of nonviolent resistance – and for Jew-haters around the world, like Danny Glover and Cornel West and Alice Walker, it’s a sale.

The BBC and CNN bought it, too…everybody did, and say this for the Tamimi family, whose roots go back to the Sbarro slaughter

This is a clan that knows how to murder and how to put on a show.

So cue the cameras. It was showtime when this cutie with a heart of darkness was released from detention and gathered back into the jubilant arms of family, friends and fans.

Terrorists all!

How rough was it in prison? Obviously there was air conditioning, and a library that gave her a chance to catch up on her high schooling, and television, and the food? Are you kidding?

She came out rosy-cheeked and fat, very fat – gained maybe 15/20 pounds. She thrived.

That won’t be the story, of course. It will be about the suffering of her “people” – the Palestinian Arabs whose civilization dates back all the way to 1964.

It will be about the terrible conditions in an Israeli jail – the Halal maybe not up to specifications, lights out at midnight, and deprived of the FIFA World Cup.

The Syrians who are hip to what’s going on, are tweeting about her good fortune for being arrested in Israel and not in Syria under Assad. They consider her a joke.
Some would call it a country club.

It won’t be about the million and a half Palestinian Arabs who prosper within Israel as freely as the Israelis.

That is not good copy and nobody cares how well off the Arabs have it in Israel – far better than Arabs have it anywhere else in the Middle East, like Syria.

The Syrians who are hip to what’s going on, are tweeting about her good fortune for being arrested in Israel and not in Syria under Assad. They consider her a joke.

But the rest of the world, the news media for sure, take her seriously. She is their kind of girl – a brute to do their dirty work against Israel, but with a face so angelic.

Guaranteed she’ll be back at her trade. Roll film!

New York-based bestselling American novelist Jack Engelhard writes regularly for Arutz Sheva.

He is the author of the international book-to-movie bestseller “Indecent Proposal” and most recently the two inside journalism thrillers “The Bathsheba Deadline” and “News Anchor Sweetheart, Hollywood Edition.” Engelhard is the recipient of the Ben Hecht Award for Literary Excellence. Website: www.jackengelhard.com