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The Family That Bombs Together

First, the background: There was a law in Israel that granted citizenship to Palestinians from the territories who married Israeli Arabs. In 2003, a law was passed that stopped that, due to the hundreds of terrorist attacks that Israel was … Read More

By / January 9, 2007

First, the background: There was a law in Israel that granted citizenship to Palestinians from the territories who married Israeli Arabs. In 2003, a law was passed that stopped that, due to the hundreds of terrorist attacks that Israel was undergoing as a result of the second "Intifada." This law, in fact, is one of the things that people (like, say, Jimmy Carter) use to accuse Israel of human rights abuses. Never is the context given: That this law was passed as a direct result of Palestinians from the territories marrying Israeli Arabs and then creating terror cells or committing acts of terror themselves.

Now we have the numbers.

38 of the 272 suicide bombings in Israel (roughly 14 percent) were carried out by terrorists that had received Israeli citizenship in the context of family reunification, a Shin Bet official told the Knesset Internal Affairs and Environment Committee on Monday. The committee met Monday in order to discuss the extension of a temporary law that prevents family reunification between Palestinian residents of the West Bank and Gaza and Israeli Arabs due to security reasons. The Shin Bet official said the figures show it is imperative that the government extend the temporary law, which will expire January 16.

Remember this the next time you hear Israel accused of human rights violations, and remember that much of the so-called violations are simply an attempt to defend Israeli citizens from terror.

Don't be surprised when you hear opponents argue that "only" 14% of the Palestinians turned out to be terrorists, so the law is still unjust because 86% of them do not. The world puts a very low price on the lives of Jews.

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