ISRAELI HATE REACHES NEW HEIGHTS ON FACEBOOK

“May you die garbage Arabs, amen!”

This is only a small selection of therepresentative and typical comments posted under the picture of the three boys in the tent.

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“Castrate them!” “Burn them!” “Bullet in the head!”: Facebook Israelis react to photo of Palestinian kids

 Ali Abunimah 
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An image of three Palestinian boys sparked an outpouring of violent and sadistic fantasies after it was reposted to an Israeli Facebook page (Original source and screenshot of context).

 (Shadi Hatem)

Having regularly documented the horrifying racism and violent fantasies frequently expressed by Israelis on Facebook or Instagram, I thought I had seen everything.

But this may be the worst yet. On Wednesday, the picture above of three Palestinian boys in a tent was posted on a popular Facebook page titled in Hebrew “We are all in favor of death to terrorists.” Under the picture is the following caption:

Arab boys in the illegal Arab outpost established near Maale Adumim. What should the Israeli army do to them?

This is an apparent reference to the peaceful “Bab al-Shams” encampment established by Palestinians near Jerusalem to protest Israel’s plans to seize more land for settlements. The protest was timed to coincide with the visit of US President Barack Obama.

“Run the tent over with a truck/Merkava tank/a bus/ whatever it takes to crush and kill these children,” suggested Facebook user Lidor Swisa.

As of Friday there were almost 200 comments under the post offering suggestions of what the Israeli army should do – the vast majority fantasizing extreme sadistic violence and murder.

What makes this even more than usually disturbing is many of the Israeli commentators appear to be high school students themselves – perhaps only a year or two from mandatory army service when they will be empowered to carry out their fantasies.

Soldiers and adults join in the virtual pogrom

Kfir Brigade sergeant Ohad Halevy believes Palestinian children peacefully protesting should be “slaughtered” (Source).

But others, such as Shlomo Levi, are clearly already army-age adults. His suggestion?

“I’d have thrown nerve gas into the tent and closed it and made them breath it until the end”

Kfir Infantry Brigade member David Kozolovski justifies violence against Palestinian children (Source).

David Kozolovski wrote, “To all those comparing Jews to Nazis, Jews did not try to kill German civilians,” thereby justifying the orgy of violent fantasies against the children.

Kozolovski’s profile pictures on Facebook include images of him in his Israeli army uniform bearing the insignia of the Kfir Infantry Brigade.

Ohad Halevy, another soldier in the Kfir Brigade simply wrote “Slaughter them!” of the three children in the photo.

“May you die garbage Arabs, amen!”

This is only a small selection of therepresentative and typical comments posted under the picture of the three boys in the tent.

A minority of users objected to these pervasive comments. Lilach Lilush, said, “Excuse me … I disagree… what do you mean ‘eliminate?’ What are we, an arm of Hamas or Hizballah? We are more enlightened. We should just return them safely where they came from.”

Even in her objection Lilush could not but stereotype Arabs as monsters compared to “enlightened” Israelis. But still, hers was a very rare sentiment amid the frenzy of bloodlust that sees the three Palestinian boys in the picture as legitimate targets for extreme violence.

Widespread incitement and racism

Again, I stress as in my previous posts, that this horrifying racism and sadism towards Arabs seems to be pervasive among Israelis who use social media and reflects the much broader phenomenon of escalating racism in Israel against Palestinians and Africans.

Haaretz noted, for instance, in a recent article that racist incitement by Israeli public figures doubled in 2012. It also reported on how the kind of crude and shocking racism seen in these comments is common among Israeli schoolchildren in Jerusalem.

Nurit Peled-Elhanan has also documented in her recent book the pervasive anti-Arab racism and stereotypes that Israeli children are exposed to at school which may contribute to this horrifying phenomenon.

It is also notable that the “We are all in favor of death to terrorists” Facebook group has more than 41,000 “Likes” and images of Palestinians, Arabs and Israelis deemed traitorous “leftists” are frequently posted attracting similarly vile comments.

In his speech in Jerusalem this week, President Obama also observed that “Israelis are so active on social media that every day seemed to bring a different Facebook campaign about where I should give this speech.”

The violence is not just virtual

In at least one case we know of, an Israeli soldier, Maxim Vinogradov, announced on Facebook his intention to assist in the “annihilation” of Arabs just days before he went out and shot father of two Ziad Jilani at a checkpoint in Jerusalem for no known reason in 2010.

An example of the Israeli army’s routine brutality against children was on display on the very day Obama landed when dozens of children as young as eight were abused and kidnapped by Israeli soldiers as they were on their way to school in Hebron  a harrowing scene caught on video.

 

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13 Comments

  1. Redpossum said,

    March 23, 2013 at 18:32

    Sigh.

    This is all so very sad.

    What are we, the civilized people of the world, supposed to *do* with a whole generation of Zionists who have been raised on the most bitter, inhumane, vitriolic, unashamedly racist hatred imaginable?

    How are we supposed to deal with this generation of Zio-thugs for the rest of their natural lives?

    How, short of force majeure, are we supposed to convince them to behave like civilized people, and live in peace with their neighbours?

    Theodor Herzl and his ilk brewed a bitter, bitter cup of tea, and now the whole world is being forced to drink it.

  2. Blake said,

    March 23, 2013 at 18:47

    I cannot believe who raises the likes of these people. Its sick and disturbed. can we just free Palestine already.

  3. Roberto said,

    March 23, 2013 at 18:57

    Israelis are clearly the most anti-semitic people in history.

  4. Philoveritas said,

    March 23, 2013 at 20:16

    If such a thing happened in my country it would, despite supposed freedom of speech, be considered criminal hate speech, or an incitement to genocide. Funny how such laws were designed to criminalize holocaust deniers and ‘anti-semites’.

  5. Lin said,

    March 23, 2013 at 21:14

    I just want to state for the record that millions of Americans have awakened to the revolting horrors and atrocities commited against the Palestinians and also do not want this strong alliance between the US and Israel to continue. Please don’t blame all Americans, as some of us are even afraid in today’s political climate to discuss the matter. We are losing our free speech here in the US and have an abundance of our own internal problems and possibly a great fall, some of it justified, coming our way. But please don’t believe that all Americans support any form of violence against the Palestinians. We want to see peace and see that this indigenous population (ie the Palestians)is allowed to live a life free of brutality from the Israelis. Peace to all!

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  7. Edgar said,

    March 24, 2013 at 00:50

    The kids look a lot like the Jewish kids in my neighborhood. I guess I’m not yet able to distinguish the .00001 difference in DNA between a Palestinian and an Israeli.

  8. michael mazur said,

    March 24, 2013 at 02:14

    ‘There was no context in which someone should be free to deny the existence of the Holocaust or to falsely claim indigenous people had faked their Aboriginality,’ Mr Dreyfus said.

    ‘Anyone who thinks there is no boundary to keep hate speech out of our democracy is leading our nation own a very ugly and misguided path,’ he said.

    That’s Australia’s Attorney General Mark Dreyfus saying this recently, which, of course, augurs his intent to heavily penalise people for openly asking that there be a forensic investigation of the allegations that 6,000,000 Jews were murdered by the Germans.

    The unbounded, fulminating and obvious hatred of Palestinians has to have its origins in how the Israeli kids are infused with Holocaust ideology – with its theme of unique suffering, right from age 5 by the Rabbis, as it can’t be genetic, as, sorry, you lot are not special.

    Unfortunately, this indoctrination generates pure hatred, and soon displaced onto the nearest non Jews, that is, everyone else !

    What Australia’s AG does not understand is that by persecuting truth seekers and tellers, inevitably means that with more of the world in Jewish instigated intellectual lockdown, there will be even less restraint on rabid young Israelis once they accede to nuclear weapons use decision making positions for the simple reason that, with no limits in Jewish law, everyone of them has been injected with that same reactive lethality and deliberately inculcated virulence towards all non Jews.

    By way of ending, the term “Six Million Jews” had been used 150 times exactly from 1900 to August 1939, and a further 86 times exactly by December 1945 in the English language press.

  9. March 24, 2013 at 02:33

    The thoughts of these low-life show clearly what religious fanaticism can generate.

    Such people are clearly deranged and filled with hate.

    That they have nukes provides the world with fear and threat!

  10. michael mazur said,

    March 24, 2013 at 05:47

    In Israel there are no race hate laws which Palestinians can invoke !

    And yet, in Australia, the recently appointed Jewish AG wasted little time in moving to accomplish for Israel the Hate Laws we Goys (human cattle) have to observe, lest some Jew gets hurt feelings (true, literally what even existing law means) if someone disputes their Holocaust allegations.

    ‘There was no context in which someone should be free to deny the existence of the Holocaust or to falsely claim indigenous people had faked their Aboriginality,’ Mr Dreyfus said.

    ‘Anyone who thinks there is no boundary to keep hate speech out of our democracy is leading our nation own a very ugly and misguided path,’ he said.

    That’s Australia’s Attorney General Mark Dreyfus saying this recently, which, of course, augurs his intent to augment existing race hate law to even more heavily penalise people for openly asking that there be a forensic investigation of the allegations that 6,000,000 Jews were murdered by the Germans.

    The above unbounded, fulminating and obvious hatred of Palestinians has to have its origins in how the Israeli kids are infused with Holocaust ideology – with its theme of unique suffering, right from age 5 by the Rabbis, as it can’t be genetic, as, sorry, you lot are not special.

    Unfortunately, this indoctrination has the effect of displacing hatred onto the nearest non Jews.

    What Australia’s AG does not understand is that by persecuting truth seekers and tellers inevitably means that with more of the world in Jewish instigated intellectual lockdown, there will be even less restraint on rabid young Israelis once they accede to nuclear weapons use decision making positions for the simple reason that, with no limits in Jewish law, everyone of them has been injected with that same reactive lethality and deliberately inculcated virulence towards all non Jews.

    Let’s pause, the term “Six Million Jews” had been used 150 times exactly from 1900 to August 1939, and a further 86 times exactly by December 1945, and the Germans were just the last in line to get abused, but had been destroyed and so couldn’t refute the lies.

  11. wth44 said,

    March 24, 2013 at 06:48

    The Israelis that are saying hateful things about these Palestinian children must have a really difficult life. It can’t be easy waking up every day with stony cold hearts that are filled with hate solely because of their dislike for someone due to their ethnicity. They don’t have to be miserable. They can choose/change their way of thinking to liking or disliking someone based on actual merit which would show some intelligence on their part.

  12. March 24, 2013 at 09:30

    we in Scotland SUPPORT the Palestinian peoples and we in Scotland are fully aware of the slaughter of children and people in Gaza and in the year 2014 we will be an independent country again and our Palestinian family are welcome here as for the Zionist murderers you can rot in Israel.

  13. Fredrik said,

    March 24, 2013 at 12:42

    I hope people now can see just how much the Zionist and the nazis has in common. IMHO the world need s to come together and relieve this planet once and forall of this cancer called zionism. There is no room for it in a modern society.


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