Late on Friday, something terrible happened in the West Bank: A premeditated, evil terrorist attack killed a teenage girl, and wounded two other members of her family, one very seriously. The story is heartbreaking and infuriating, and the details of the bombing itself are truly diabolical — via the Jerusalem Post:
The IDF late Friday afternoon was scouring the West Bank for the terrorists responsible for a terror attack that killed a teenage girl and wounded her father and brother near a natural spring close to the West Bank settlement of Dolev. The military said that an improvised explosive device (IED) had been used in the attack at the Ein Buvin spring. According to the police, it was determined that the IED had been planted earlier at the spring and remotely detonated when the family approached… Rina Shnerb, 17, of Lod, was critically wounded in the explosion at Ein Bubin spring and was treated at the scene before succumbing to her wounds. She was buried in her home city of Lod at 3.30 p.m., just one week after celebrating her birthday…Her father Rabbi Eitan Shnerb was moderately injured and his 19-year-old son Dvir is sedated and on life support with injuries to his entire body.
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This is 17-year-old Israeli Rina Shenrav, who was murdered in this morning’s Palestinian terror attack in the West Bank. May her memory be a blessing and may her brother and father, wounded in the attack, have a full and speedy recovery. 🕯 pic.twitter.com/TN6olpQlZ3
— Avi Mayer (@AviMayer) August 23, 2019
Nothing cries “bravery” like planting a bomb at a swimming spring and detonating it from afar, murdering a girl and badly maiming her brother. But such moral depravity is expected from Hamas, a vicious, amoral terrorist organization that the people of Gaza elected after Israel’s unilateral ‘land-for-peace’ pullout from the territory in 2005. In response to this heinous attack, US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, an anti-Israel zealot with serious anti-Semitic baggage, shared a tweet that blamed…the United States and Israel, of course:
This is absolutely tragic & horrible. My heart goes out to Rina's family. More than ever we need to support nonviolent approaches to ending the Israeli occupation and guaranteeing equal rights for all. Extremism that puts innocent lives at risk moves us no closer to peace. https://t.co/lQ4qrYf6ig
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) August 24, 2019
What’s remarkable is that she likely believes that her tweet constitutes a condemnation of what happened, even though she criticizes the “occupation” and amplifies a morally-bereft sentiment that places blame on the governments of anti-terrorism countries, as opposed to the terrorists. Aside from the odious victim-blaming, invoking the “rightward drift” of Israel and America’s political leadership is also ahistorical garbage. (Read more from “Tlaib Responds to Deadly Palestinian Terrorist Attack by Highlighting Tweet Blaming Israel and America” HERE)