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Moral equivalency

I have been seeing outraged & detailed posts by friends about the (terrible!) murder of a Palestinian teenager—but not a word about the (equally terrible!) murders of 3 Israeli teens.

Why is that? Are they aware that 2 of the 3 people who murdered Muhammad Abu Khdeir are mentally ill? that those men were arrested & indicted? that they were quickly & loudly condemned by most Israelis?

Do they know that many Palestinians celebrated the abductions & deaths of Gilad Shaar, Eyal Yifrach, and Naftali Frenkel, that there has apparently been no investigation & no one has been arrested, that Palestinian radio stations played songs gloating about the kidnappings and calling for more, that the mother of one of the prime suspects said that if her son committed the crime, she would be “proud of him”?

Is there something I'm missing here? Or is it the double standard it looks like? Are they defending murder because they criticize occupation? Are they suggesting (or saying) that it is OK to kill some children because they disapprove of their parents? When they posted especially gory details that are, they said, not being revealed in the press, I wonder how, then, do they know these details? Is it simply that they are willing to believe any violent or vicious act by a Jew? Can they just not bring themselves to be furious about Jews getting killed?

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