Must we forever remain the potential murderers of those who live beside us? Why, after the Holocaust, is there still mass murder, slavery, child-trafficking and other crimes against humanity? What, then, is “civilization”?
Under pertinent international law, permissible behavior can never stem from overtly wrongful behavior. It follows, inter alia, that insistent Palestinian pleas for “martyrdom” must necessarily represent calls for illegal expressions of force against Israel. Always, in these matters, what is sacred to the Palestinian side is also grievously unlawful.