VIEWS FROM PALESTINE
Prepared by Mazin Qumsiyeh, PhD
Spy for Israel Jonathan Pollard was released from US prisons. He did so much damage to US security and could still do more damage that he should have never been released. He is to stay in the US for five years and then want to move to Palestine to settle on stolen lands as part of apartheid colonial regime. He divorced his American wife while in prison and married an Israeli wife. I would not be surprised to see him become an Israeli minister. After all, Israel rewarded those who even killed US Citizens (see for example and). Yet, Israel continues to infiltrate the US at the highest levels (see for example these troubling incidents ) Sunday as almost every day, Palestinian natives were murdered by colonial settlers. In an incident Sunday morning Israeli colonial settlement leader Gershon Mesika rammed a teenage girl with his car, claiming 'she had a knife'. When the girl, Ashraqat Taha Qatanany, 16, from Nablus, fell to the ground, another Israeli paramilitary settler pulled over and shot her multiple times.As in many similar incidents, eyewitness (and in some cases video evidence) showed there was no knives and knives are planted later near the victims. Later Sunday Taxi driver Shadi Mohammad Mahmoud Khseib from al-Bireh was killed when he had an accident and he was murdered by colonial settler as soon as he stepped out of his car to deal with the accident. A third Palestinian was also murdered. Several young people were kidnapped by occupation forces and children continue to be held and abused in Israeli gulags. In other news, the Israeli Knesset is considering more racist laws to add to the dozens of laws already making life hell for us native Palestinians. One new law will allow actual prison sentences for children under age 14 (ofcourse only if they are Palestinian and do something to resist colonial occupation). Another law will force taxation of Israeli non-governmental organizations and apply draconian measures to them if they speak out for human righst and receive funding from abroad (of course Zionist organizations will be exempt from this law).