Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Palestinain Munich Mastermind Believes Killing Israeli Civilians Okay

From Little Green Footballs, we get this Reuters story:

The Palestinian mastermind of the Munich Olympics attack in which 11 Israeli athletes died said on Tuesday he had no regrets and that Steven Spielberg’s new film about the incident would not deliver reconciliation.

Mohammed Daoud planned the Munich attack on behalf of PLO splinter group Black September, but did not take part and does not feature in the film. He voiced outrage at not being consulted for the thriller and accused Spielberg of pandering to the Jewish state.

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“We did not target Israeli civilians,” he said. “Some of them (the athletes) had taken part in wars and killed many Palestinians. Whether a pianist or an athlete, any Israeli is a soldier.” ...

You should note 2 things that he said. First, he "accused Spielberg of pandering to the Jewish state". Spielberg's film, Munich, has been criticized for espousing moral equivalence. Therefore, to put Daoud's words in perspective, moral equivalence is not enough; the initiating actions of the Palestinian terrorists must be shown as morally superior to the reactions by Israel.

Second, Daoud's view that "any Israeli is a soldier" means that the Palestinian terrorists do not distinguish between soldiers and civilians. That is, the Palestinians regard all Israeli civilians as legitimate military targets. (This should not come as a surprise.)

Putting these comments together, we must realize that the Palestinian terrorists are completely one-sided in tier thinking and they will continue to commit acts of terrorism wherever they find Israelis. Israel's only available response, other than surrender, is to defend its citizens and to try to kill the Palestinian terrorists first. Any other course of action ignores the reality of what the Palestinian terrorists intend to do.

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