Belfast Telegraph

Monday 21 April 2014

Israel-bashers only serve to justify Hamas cause

Once again, Israel-bashers are out in their droves making vociferous claims about the recent debacle in Dubai over the killing of Hamas terrorist and activist Mahmoud al-Mabhouh.

As yet there is no conclusive evidence that Israel was involved and, if she is, it would not be without reason. However, what is unbelievable is that Britain has found it necessary to send a team of investigators to Dubai and even the Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, is holding an inquiry into the affair.

Thousands of Muslims are killed each year by fellow Muslims, terrorist or otherwise, yet no one in the media chooses to raise a voice. As soon as Israel is suspected of complicity, this becomes world news. The Hamas charter asserts that it aims to destroy Israel and the Jews. Mabhouh spent his life trying to do exactly that.

Now the whole world is reacting because this terrorist reaped what he had sown. With the exception of Egypt and Jordan, who have made peace deals with Israel, no Israeli passport-holder can enter any other Arab or Muslim country.

It's not surprising European passports were used to carry out this deed. Yet few have picked up on the point that Mabhouh carried five different passports.

The real double-standard is, in trying to implicate Israel in this whole affair, the media columnists show their true colours, with huge swathes of anti-Israel comment. We should not be making an avowed terrorist into a 'saint' as we are only helping to justify and exonerate his insidious cause.

It is out-and-out anti-Semitism.

COLIN NEVIN

Bangor, Co Down

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