Monday, June 30, 2014

The murder of 3 Israeli teens should be a moment of clarity for the world.

The murder of Naftali Frenkel, Gilad Shaar and Eyal Yifrach (three Israeli teenagers hitchhiking home on Saturday night June 12) should be a clarion call to the world. What more clarity is needed? After weeks of prayer and searching, we were horrified to learn today that their hastily murdered and buried bodies were found in a field outside of Hebron. For casual followers of the "conflict," as the papers call it, know this: Anti-Israel terrorism is real and constant. It is not a politically legitimate movement or activity. There is no equivalence between defensive-minded military actions from Israel and murderous behavior instigated by terrorists against innocent civilians. Hamas and those who would partner with Hamas do not share our peaceful agenda. They do not define all sides of "the conflict," but they are a constant and integral part of the anti-Israel camp.