"He said Khudair's friends saw a car make a U-turn near the mosque, when someone called the teen over and then forced him into the car. Friends reported seeing two or three people in the car at the time. They chased the vehicle, he said, but it managed to drive away. His friends called the police immediately, Mahmoud said.
"The police know who did this,” he told Israel Radio, adding that a description of the car, pictures and a license plate number were available to police. "" LA Times
Congressman Peter King was on the tube a few minutes ago repeating the Israeli government position (Marc Regev) that there is no equivalence in the killing of the three Jewish boys and the death of this Muslim boy. That will play well in King's Long Island District. King is a feircely patriotic New York Irishman. He appears never to have met a war he didn't want the US to participate in. This was evident in his service in the New York Army National Guard from 1968 to 1974. He was 24 in 1968 so I guess he felt the call of duty then. Clear enough?
Seriously, Bibi's main concerns lately have been the Hamas/PA alignment and a growing tendency toward "de-legitimization" of Israel around the world. In his obsession with these things he becomes more and more belligerent and manipulative in US politics and media. The crisis in Syria and Iraq (the Islamic State) must be an irritant for him in that it distracts from what should the main focus of the US, Israel's wishes.
The criminal idiocy of the men who killed the three Jewish boys has now been matched by the criminal idiocy of the men who killed the Muslim boy. Peter King says there is no equivalncy. He is wrong. Natanyahu encourages such idiocy by the virulence of his encitements of Israeli Jews against the Palestinians and his all too evident intention to deny them a state forever.
Several factions of Hamas have now pledged their allegiance to Caliph Ibrahim. There is fighting today in the streets of Jerusalem. Will this escalate to a general and genocidal war of Jews against Arabs in the Holy Land? Will the treaties with Egypt and Jordan withstand the political stress that would ensue.
I do not know. pl