A Palestinian infant and four of his family members were attacked around 02:30 am with bottles of fire that ate the house and what was inside it. Next day the journalists’ cameras made it to what was left from the house: a small baby t-shirt with the words “I love you Mama”, a bottle of milk and black walls that show what the fire did to Ali who was shouting while the fire was eating his body and his mother was hearing him desperate and with no power to save him.
Ali was burned to death but he died innocent and without knowing why. Those who made this crime were Israeli settlers coming from a group that either voted for Netanyahu himself or Benit who is his main ally. Those settlers who made this crime came from illegal settlements which both Netanyahu and Benit support their existence on Palestinian lands. Just a few hours before the hate crime against Ali’s family, Netanyahu and Benit were stating loudly that they are against the demolishing of illegal Israeli settlements through the West Bank and specifically at Bet-Eal illegal compound.
Netanyahu’s fear of Ali’s young soul made him come out with his usual hypocrite statements saying that he is against the crime and that he ordered the Israeli authorities to search for those who did it. Netanyahu denies the fact that the presence of his authorities and the settlers on Palestinian occupied lands is the real reason for these crimes that happen because of the hate and racism that are taught within these settlements whenever the word Arab is mentioned.
The American statement that was made is not enough and is also contradicting the American former sayings that Israeli presence in settlements through the West Bank is illegal. Mr. Donald Bloom the new American Consulate stated that the American consulate condemns the crime and demands from the authorities to search for those who made it. The thing is that this is not the first time the part about the authorities search for criminals is mentioned. The problem is not the search for criminals but actually the presence of both the Israeli authorities and the settlers’ population on Palestinian lands that must be evacuated immediately if we want to apply International law, former decisions and assure the protection of the Palestinian population under occupation.
The killing of baby Ali was expected with all the hate speech that is being directed by the Israeli leadership itself and nothing including a hypocrite statement after such a racist and hate crime would erase what came before it. The only society that will pay a price for such crimes is the Israeli society itself that is reaching a status where it considers humans as objects that can be treated with such attacks. Those who lead the Israeli society to such a situation are those who were elected lately by the majority of the Israeli people to form a government of hate and ambitions to build settlements through all of the Palestinian land. The question is how this leadership would deal with a Palestinian rage that is building up silently like the silence before the storm.