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INTERPOL Ignores Terror and Criminals

Filed under: International Law, Israel, Israeli Security, Terrorism

INTERPOL Ignores Terror and Criminals

On September 25, 2017, the board of directors of the international organization of police forces, INTERPOL, agreed to put on its agenda a resolution to accept the Palestinians into INTERPOL. Within hours, in the early hours of September 26, a Palestinian, employed by Israelis to work within their homes, shot and killed three Israelis in a particularly violent act of terror, carried out at the entrance to the Israeli village of Har Adar.

Police Sergeant Salomon Gabaria
Police Sergeant Salomon Gabaria one of the dead.
A view of Har Adar
A view of Har Adar (Zlerman | CC BY-SA 3.0)

The terrorist attack is a reminder of the cynical blindness and naïveté of those states, members of Interpol, whose board yesterday refused to reject the Palestinian membership resolution. INTERPOL’s General Assembly will vote on the resolution today, September 26.

The decision was also indicative of the total insensitivity of the international community, which out of political correctness and an incomprehensible eagerness to coddle the Palestinian leadership, fails to realize that in so doing they are giving the Palestinians a green light and license to incite and to reward terror.

Alan Baker

Resident of Har Adar