(Not) A Terrorist (Muhannad Halabi)

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(Not) a terrorist, Muhannad Halabi is the 19 year kid who murdered two Israelis (October 3, 2015) in a stabbing attack in Jerusalem’s Old City. One of the victims was a father, killed in front of his wife while walking through the Old City with young children in strollers. The other victim was a local Jewish resident who came out to help them. Halabi was killed by security forces who arrived on the scene. This is the new face of Palestinian terrorism. He belongs to no cadre, no armed wing, no organization. He’s (just) a kid with a knife. Here is a video, which you can see here,  of his mother, father, and brother (?) surrounded by crowds of young men celebrating his act. That’s what it “resistance” looks like, a look of utter devastation on the face of parents.


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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics. http://religion.syr.edu
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5 Responses to (Not) A Terrorist (Muhannad Halabi)

  1. Annex the territories and deport the Arabs – the only solution to the conflict.

    • zjb says:

      yes, good luck with that.

      • Even better luck with the status quo where Israeli Jews are murdered on a regular basis. The whole point of a state for the Jewish people was and is to protect against those who wish to murder Jews. Allowing those who are dedicated to murdering Jews in Israel to remain there negates the purpose of a state. Might as well move back to Berlin and get picked off the same way without the expense of a state.

      • zjb says:

        I agree. The status quo is not tenable. But it is the one now determined by a purely rightwing government.

  2. snailgem says:

    i watched the video and read the comments too. so this is the triptych that we’re going to see again and again, the iconic work of nationalist reproduction: a family devastated by loss framed by fanatics from each side…

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