Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Grave Of Jewish Mass-Murderer Baruch Goldstein

The grave of Baruch Goldstein, the Jewish extremist who gunned down 29 Muslims inside the Mosque of Ibrahim in Hebron in 1994.

On a hillside in the settlement of Kiryat Arba, overlooking the large West Bank Palestinian city of al-Khalil — known to Israeli Jews and most foreigners by its biblical name of  “Hebron” – is the grave monument of Dr. Baruch Goldstein.

On the Jewish holiday of Purim, February 25, 1994, Goldstein, then a reserve officer in the Israeli army, walked into the Mosque of Ibrahim (the traditional burial place of the Patriarch Abraham) in uniform and with his army-issued weapon, opening fire on the Muslim worshippers. 29 people were murdered outright and 125 wounded before the survivors managed to disarm Goldstein and kill him on the spot.

For many far-right Israeli Jews and especially the settler movement Goldstein was a martyr to the cause of religious Zionism.  His grave in a ceremonial plaza overlooking the Palestinian town became a place of pilgrimage and celebration – to the great embarrassment of the Israeli government and many of its supporters in the US. 

The Hebrew inscription on Goldstein’s grave monument reads, in part:
“The revered Dr. Baruch Kapel Goldstein… Son of Israel.  He gave his soul for the sake of the people of Israel, The Torah, and the Land.  His hands are clean and his heart good… He was assassinated for the Sanctity of God”
During the annual observance of the Purim holiday, settlers gather at Goldstein’s grave to celebrate his deed and sing songs in praise of the man they regard as a noble martyr.  One of the songs includes the verse:

“Dr. Goldstein, there is none other like you in the world. Dr. Goldstein, we all love you… he aimed at terrorists’ heads, squeezed the trigger hard, and shot bullets, and shot, and shot.
Then the settlers march down to pray at the Mosque/Synagogue of Abraham, accompanied by a  massive show of force by Israeli army troops. 

The 1994 Hebron Massacre launched a fierce outburst of violence in Israel and the Occupied Territories, which included the first suicide bombings carried out by Hamas within the 1948 borders.  

But in this case (Jewish) terrorism worked.  The ancient burial place of the Patriarchs, was now divided into a Muslim and a Jewish section and made accessible to Jewish worshipers and foreign tourists.  

Source: MondoWeiss

The above post is in response to the following post made by, "Ram Locke," from Google Plus, about the Synagogue attack that occurred in occupied Jerusalem:

Another picture from the brutal and cowardly attack this morning on a synagogue in Jerusalem.  No words are needed to describe the horror.
But the "majority of Palestinians want Peace" according to the administration.  Who is full of chickenshit now?  Somehow, we don't hear the statement from the administration (which is totally true) "the majority of Kurds want peace" followed by "and so they should be negotiated with for a free Kurdistan"! Are we only friends with our enemies and do not support our friends?

I do not condone attacks on civilians, but I am merely exposing the suffocating double standards and the "convenient" loss of memory by members of Israeli society, some followers of the Jewish faith and their supporters.

Israeli's conduct pilgrimages to the grave of an extremist and mass-murderer. An extremist and mass-murderer who is revered and honored, is a sign that they truly seek peace with the Palestinians. 
> Israel continues to steal land and build illegal settlements in the West Bank, which is a definitive sign that it seeks peace.
> Israel continues to arrest Palestinian children, which is a definitive sign that it seeks peace.
> Apartheid Wall, Apartheid buses, Apartheid roads, are a definitive sign that Israel seeks peace.
> Israel stymies every effort to unify the West Bank and Gaza, which is a definitive sign that most Israeli's want peace.
> Israel periodically assaults and devastates Gaza, which is yet another sign that it seeks peace.
> Israel starves over 1 million people in Gaza, which is a sign of it seeking peace. 
> Israel employed violence, terrorism and other military means to establish facts on the ground that led to its creation. Did they only resort to negotiations or did they let the gun speak for them?

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