Beyond the unspeakable brutality of the crime itself, the most shocking aspect of the Jerusalem synagogue massacre involved the reaction of Palestinian mobs throughout Gaza and the West Bank.
Crowds surged into the street in celebration, handing out candies, setting off firecrackers, and wielding axes to honor the killers who had hacked to death four innocent, non-political, religious scholars in the midst of their morning prayers. Street demonstrations only occur in Palestinian territories with approval from the dictatorial government, so the regime of Mahmoud Abbas obviously felt proud to show the world their public jubilation over murder.
Palestinian leaders seem to believe that other nations share their pathological hatred of Jews, and so would look approvingly at exultation over butchery that desecrated a place of worship. Civilized nations must now respond – especially Sweden, which outrageously recognized a “State of Palestine”- to denounce the savagery and prove them wrong.