In the News (Haaretz): “Palestinian Teen Terrorist Released From Israeli Hospital”
“Israel released images of 13-year-old Ahmed Mansara after Palestinian President Abbas claimed he was ‘executed’ by Israel.
“Ahmed Mansara, a 13-year-old boy who took part in stabbing attack in Jerusalem, was released Sunday from the hospital and passed over to a detention facility after a court ruled he would remain in custody for an additional eight days.
“Ahmed and his relative, 17-year-old Mohammed Mansara, carried out a stabbing attack in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Pisgat Ze’ev on Monday. The attack left two Israelis wounded: A 13-year-old boy, who was riding his bicycle was critically wounded, and a young man in his 20s, who also suffered severe wounds….
“The attack’s victims are still hospitalized, with the 13-year-old still in serious but stable condition, and is currently on life support, thought the hospital said his condition had slightly improved.
“On Wednesday evening Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of ‘executing’ Ahmed, even though he was still alive.
“On Wednesday, the Prime Minister’s Office released a video of the attack in Pisgat Ze’ev with captions in Arabic. The Prime Minister’s Office on Thursday released photos of Mansara in the hospital to the local and international media. A senior Israeli official said the move was meant to refute Abbas’ claim that Mansara was executed by Israeli soldiers.”
My Comment: Our stubborn reluctance to clarify the cause of hatred that people feel towards us and burying our heads in the sand leads to increasingly greater sufferings. Perhaps we shouldn’t be so stubborn after all and shake off this question for thousands of years. Isn’t it better to find out why the whole world is against us? (See my articles: “Who Are You, People of Israel?” and “What We Jews Owe The World.”)