Okay, some idiots are actually celebrating at Baruch Goldstein’s grave. Why are they celebrating a man who walked into a Muslim place of prayer and killed 29 while wounding 145? I don’t know. Some have tried to make his grave into a shrine as well. I realize they’re a minority of a minority of a small minority of Israelis, but just as Goldstein and his memory should be excised from the Jewish people, so should these idiots by asking them to remove themselves from among us. I’m sure Jews for Jesus would love to have them. Or deport them to Saudi Arabia or something.
In February 1994, on the eve of the Purim holiday, Goldstein, a doctor from Kiryat Arba, entered the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron and opened fire, killing 29 Muslim worshippers and wounding 125 others. He was then attacked by some of the remaining worshippers, who used his weapon to kill him.
“Arik is a traitor,” the right-wingers – mostly former members of the Kach and Kahane Lives movements – shouted out occasionally in reference to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. “Rabin was also a traitor. The [hanging] tree is ready and waiting. Arik, you will follow in his footsteps.”
I just want to point out that the only reason we know the name of this man, who committed his heinous crime of murdering innocent people 11 years ago, is that he is a significant exception to the great part of Israeli society. These celebrants remind me of Hamas parties where they give out candies after successful suicide bombings where innocent Israelis are murdered.