The Biden government has been chastised for being “tone deaf” in its response to a series of terror acts in Israel over the previous week.
These attacks have resulted in the deaths of 11 people and the injuries of hundreds more.
The Administration is Following the Wrong Path
“While US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken was ranting about “settler aggression,” we had another tragic and painful warning of radical Islamic terrorism that confronts us daily,” Danny Danon, a former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations, posted on Twitter.
Danon was alluding to a shooting attack that murdered two border law enforcement officers and wounded 12 others on Sunday evening in the southern Israeli city of Hadera.
This was carried out by two Arab Israeli terrorists who professed loyalty to the Islamic State terrorist organization.
The attack came after a stabbing and car-ramming assault in Beersheba a few days prior, which was also conducted by an Arab Israeli Islamic State fan and killed four Israelis.
In statements delivered during a press conference alongside Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Blinken tried to draw a moral equivalence between Palestinian terrorism and “settler aggression.”
Three horrific terror attacks in the space of a week have shaken Israel. 11 men and women, Jewish and Palestinian Israelis, and foreign citizens, who until a moment ago lived their lives, are now part of the cruel statistics of 'the situation'. pic.twitter.com/EOQJ5hrj6e
— Breaking the Silence (@BtSIsrael) April 3, 2022
A day after the meeting, five more people have been killed in a shooting incident in Bnei Brak, central Israel, the second terror act in a week, bringing the total number killed to 11.
Another Israeli was critically injured on Thursday when a Palestinian attacked him with a knife on a bus.
Arsen Ostrovsky, the CEO of the Relevant International Forum and a human rights activist, lambasted the Biden government for “tone-deafness” in equating settler aggression with murder.
“Singling out purported’ settler violence’ at a time when Palestinian and Islamic terrorists were trying to carry out a spate of mass killings across Israel suggests that some in the government, despite their motives, are tone-deaf to the reality on the ground,” Ostrovsky informed Breitbart.
The USA Needs to Be More Bold
Ostrovsky praised Biden’s government for condemning the attacks, but said it would be “more necessary” if the US called out Palestinian leadership for their “systematic architecture of provocation.”
Israel has suffered its third deadly Islamic terrorist attack within a week. Five people were shot dead in Tel Aviv on Tuesday by a Palestinian, earning praise from Hamas. Last week, there were two deadly ISIS terror attacks, killing six. https://t.co/K2IDmEuOOt
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) March 30, 2022
He also urged the Biden government to demand a stop to the Palestinian government’s “pay-for-slay” program, which he claimed, “led directly to the same kind of uncontrolled mass massacre we saw in Bnei Brak and around the country for at least a week.”
Blinken gave a laundry list of Palestinian crimes intermingled with Israeli violations in his comments on Sunday.
We will collaborate to “prevent behavior on all sides that could escalate tensions, such as settlement construction, settler violence, racial hatred to violence, demolitions, pay-outs to individual people suspected of crimes, and evictions of families from residences they’ve lived in for decades,” according to Blinken.