Saturday, June 06, 2009

No-knock raid comes to the West Bank

I'm conflicted, and cannot decided if this is a good or bad thing. The Jerusalem Post:
IDF soldiers who raid the homes of Palestinians are more polite than the Palestinian Authority security forces in the West Bank, the mother of a top Hamas terrorist who was killed by Israel said over the weekend.

The mother was speaking shortly after security forces loyal to PA President Mahmoud Abbas stormed her family's house in the village of Rafat in the West Bank.

Her son, Yihye Ayyash, nicknamed The Engineer, was responsible for a spate of suicide bombings in the 1990s that killed more than 100 Israelis and wounded hundreds others.

The mother said that about 30 Palestinian security officers participated in the raid early Friday. "They behaved in a shameful way," she said. "When the Jews come, they ask for permission and cry out before they enter a house." She said that Abbas's security forces acted in a "barbaric" manner and did not take into account that women and children were sleeping inside the house.

The Palestinian policemen did not even knock on the door, she added. "They raided the house and started searching for weapons," she said. "They left behind a lot of damage. Even a copy of the Koran was not spared."
Obviously, the Americans have a great more to 'sensitivity' training to do for the Palestinian Security forces.


Michael said...

Even Israel's enemies acknowledge the moral difference.

Of course, that won't stop them from excoriating the IDF raid, and ignoring the PA raid.

Kateland, aka TZH said...

Can the day be far off when the Palestinians will beg to be arrested by the IDF instead?