On Wednesday morning, December 8th, a fifteen-year-old Arab girl crept up behind a Jewish mother walking to school with her children, and stabbed her in the back with a knife. The husband of the woman who was injured, Dvir Cohen, was on reserve duty in the IDF and was therefore not around when the incident happened.
On Wednesday afternoon, he revealed that the girl who stabbed his wife was also their neighbor, and that they had experienced harassment from her family in the past. He said, “She was our neighbor and she knows us. Of course they weren’t the kind of neighbors you could borrow eggs or milk from. We suffered daily harassment from them.”
Upon her arrival at Hadassah Mount Scopus Medical Center, Mrs. Cohen’s condition was listed as light. Let’s continue to pray for her full recovery.
What I want to focus on today is not the attack itself, but the hatred that many of the Arabs and Palestinians have for the Jewish people. It seems very sad to me that a fifteen-year-old girl would have the nerve to sneak up behind a Jewish mother with her children and stab her in the back. Where does this kind of hatred come from? I think we need to look at the roots and see what these Arab children are being taught in their schools.
One instance of terrorism being taught in a Palestinian school would be the Arab-Israeli who shot and killed Eliyahu Kay last month. This terrorist was a teacher in an Arab school and was therefore most likely teaching his students to hate the Jewish people, as well as telling them that to die in the act of murdering a Jew would be the highest honor you could receive.
In 2015, a report was published by the Palestinian Media Watch about the atrocious propaganda being taught in Arab schools. According to the Jerusalem Post, the report said,
“The PA has named dozens of schools after terrorists, including one school named for Haj Amin al-Husseini – the grand mufti of Jerusalem during the British Mandate, who was a Nazi collaborator and war criminal responsible for the deaths of thousands of civilians. Children attending such schools have been interviewed on official PA television and explained that studying in schools named after terrorists has turned the institutions’ namesakes into role models.”
War criminals being used as role models? No wonder so many young Palestinians and Arabs think it such a glorious honor to murder a Jew.
The report went on to say,
“The PA and the politically dominant Fatah movement that is also headed by [PA President Mahmoud] Abbas, teach Palestinian children through their official communication structures that Jews and Israelis possess inherently evil character traits. Fighting [Jews and Israelis] is said to be heroic and even Allah’s will. Terrorists who have murdered dozens of Israeli civilians are said to be national heroes and Islamic Martyrs.”
Here we see again that death is being glorified in Arab and Palestinian schools. How long will this love of death and killing go on?
Please continue to pray for the protection of the state of Israel and that very soon, Arab hatred for Israel will cease. Former Prime Minister, Golda Meir, summed it up best when she said, “Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us.”