Thursday, April 2, 2009

"What kind of man?"

From the BBC:
Israeli child killed in West Bank
Two teenage Jewish settlers watch as Israeli forces block a road leading to Bat Ayin
A search by police and the army is now under way around Bat Ayin

A Palestinian attacker wielding an axe has killed an Israeli boy and wounded another in a Jewish settlement in the West Bank, police say.

The incident took place in the Bat Ayin settlement south of Bethlehem. The attacker is reported to have escaped.

Doctors said the fatality was a 13-year-old, while a seven-year-old boy was being treated for serious wounds.

The military wing of Islamic Jihad and Imad Mughniyeh Group said they carried out the attack, Israel Radio reports.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described the attack as a "senseless act of brutality against innocents"...(more here)

Israeli Soldier's Mother asks the question that is the title of this piece. Here's a brief excerpt of her post, as she wonders what kind of person could kill a young Israeli boy:

...What kind of man sneaks into a village and attacks a child with an axe? What sickness is there in his mind and soul that allows him to think this is the right thing to do? And why kind of a sick nation would they build if they were ever given the chance to actually build a country...if murdering children is holy, if fighting a 13-year old is sacred, if it is honorable to leave a 7-year-old fighting for his life...(GO read the rest here.)

What kind of 'man' indeed. My heart goes out to all who love these precious Israeli treasures.

And Monkey in the Middle answers the question in the title here. Go and read what they have to say.

1 comment:

Claire said...

That's what animals do. Not "men." And, not even normal animals do that... rabid animals whose brains are decayed from disease do it... what's this souless waste of oxygen's excuse?