IT’S SO EASY TO BLAME THE VICTIM

The myth …

Leaving for UN, Benjamin Netanyahu Blames Palestinians for Jerusalem Violence

See full report HERE

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The reality … it’s not just the Temple Mount … (click on links)

Israeli forces cross into Gaza, level land

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Nablus police chief, 3-year-old daughter injured by Israeli fire

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Israeli forces continue entry restrictions to Aqsa compound

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New clashes as Israeli forces raid Al-Aqsa Mosque compound

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Israel imposes lockdown on East Jerusalem neighborhoods

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There are more examples, many more …. none of which you will read about in the Western Media.

That’s why WE ARE HERE!

A WANTED POSTER YOU WON’T FIND IN YOUR POST OFFICE

This brilliant poster was created by Shaul Hanuka Help us realise justice by circulating it widely

This brilliant poster was created by Shaul Hanuka
Help us realise justice by circulating it widely

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In Memory of Hadeel al-Hashlamon, 18-yo Palestinian Student murdered by Israeli Troops in Hebron

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Image by Carlos Latuff

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Related report FROM

Palestinian teen shot in Hebron by Israeli forces dies from injuries

A Palestinian teenager shot by Israeli forces at a checkpoint in Hebron died from her injuries on Tuesday, Israeli medical sources said.

The teenager, identified as 18-year-old Hadeel al-Hashlamon, was shot three times by Israeli soldiers after allegedly attempting to carry out a stabbing attack, Israel’s army said.

A spokesperson for the Shaare Zedek Medical Center where she was taken for treatment said the teenager was “terribly injured, and underwent surgery upon her arrival.

“She later died from her injuries, the spokesperson confirmed.

No Israeli soldiers were injured during the incident, and the Israeli army did not release photographs of a knife, as they have done on several other recent occasions.

The army spokeswoman said that the attack had been “thwarted.”

A local activist group Youth Against Settlements later released what it said were photos of the incident, appearing to show Israeli soldiers aiming their weapons at the woman, as first she faced them and afterward turned away from them.

Another photo appeared to show the woman slumped on the street, after she was shot and wounded.

Video footage from Palestinian news agency PalMedia showed al-Hashlamon left bleeding on the pavement, reportedly for up to 30 minutes before she received treatment.

The footage shows the woman being dragged out of camera frame, while soldiers and heavily armed settlers look on.

Al-Hashlamon’s death marks at least 25 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces since the start of 2015, according to UN documentation, not including Palestinian deaths caused by Israeli settlers.

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NASA FINDS WATER ON MARS AS PALESTINE REMAINS DRY

Tens of cattle owned by Palestinians died after Israeli water firm cut off water supplies for Palestinian village in Nablus. 

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New findings from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars.

New findings from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars.

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Thanks to Shaul Hanuka for the above

WHY ISRAELIS GET AWAY WITH MURDER

Why Israelis can burn Palestinians alive and get away with it

Watch this before YouTube removes it

By Maureen Clare Murphy

“I was on the balcony of my home. I heard Saad screaming, ‘Help me. They’ve killed me,’” explains Ibrahim Dawabsha in a new short documentary produced by the Palestinian human rights group Al-Haq (watch it at the top of this page).

Ibrahim rushed out to find Saad Dawabsha and his wife, Riham, lying on the ground, their bodies on fire.

A masked figure stood near Saad, and another stood near his wife.

Ibrahim carried Saad and then Riham away from their burning home, and then rescued their 4-year-old son Ahmed from inside.

“I took him to my neighbor’s house. The neighbor told me that there was also another child inside the house. His name was Ali. I went back to Saad’s home. At that time, the whole house was on fire.”

While villagers waited for firefighters to arrive, they tried in vain to rescue baby Ali, who perished in the fire.

Violent cell

Six hours before the Dawabsha family home was set ablaze in the occupied West Bank village of Duma on 31 July, Israel’s Channel 2 aired an exposé on a group of settlers who had set fire to the historic Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes in the Galilee region of present-day Israel.

When they were arrested, Channel 2 reported, the members of the cell admitted that they had set fire to the church as well as to homes and mosques in the West Bank. Investigators found a CD they produced which describes how Arabs can be burned alive: break the windows of a home, throw flammable material into the rooms and set fire to the exits.

“This way Arabs are burned to death,” the instructions assure.

After the Dawabsha home was set on fire, the Israeli military held a press conference outside it.

Al-Haq’s documentary shows an army spokesperson stating, in Arabic, that Israel promises “to arrest those who did this and bring them to justice.”

No one knows the emptiness of such promises more than Hussein Abu Khudair.

His 16-year-old son Muhammad was abducted from outside his Jerusalem home and burned alive in June 2014, hours after a right-wing rally in the city during which protesters chanted “Death to the Arabs.”

“Those who abducted my son had participated in the demonstration, which provided moral support for them to kidnap and set my son Muhammad on fire,” Hussein explains in the documentary.

“For four days, the Israeli police claimed that my son had been killed on grounds of family disputes,” he adds.

“If it had not been for surveillance cameras that documented the abduction and the abductors, the Israeli police would have registered the case against unknown persons.”

“When the judge is your enemy”

The perpetrators of Muhammad’s murder are being brought to trial. But Hussein doesn’t believe that it will bring justice for his family.

“The Israeli judiciary is not impartial. When the judge is your enemy, who can you complain to? The Israeli judiciary is sympathetic to these criminals.”

Hussein insists that the people who killed his son should not have been able to commit the crime in the first place.

“The police cooperated with them in spite of the fact that they should have arrested them before they burned and killed Muhammad,” he says.

One can only imagine that Saad and Riham Dawabsha would say the same about those who murdered 18-month-old Ali.

But Saad died of his injuries one week after the attack, and then Riham succumbed to hers one month later.

Impunity

Nearly two months since the attack, no one has been charged in connection with the crime, though the Israeli government knows who did it.

The Israeli army spokesperson’s promise to catch the Dawabsha family’s killers is cynical enough, given the long history of settlers attacking Palestinians and their crops, homes and places of worship without punishment.

But it is also totally insincere, as the army protects those settlers’ very presence in the West Bank through its violent occupation that robs Palestinians of their most basic rights.

Israel’s army exists in service to the settlers, who are a necessary component of the state’s settler-colonyenterprise.

Why would the army inflict worse punishment on settlers when its own uniformed soldiers routinely get away with murdering Palestinians at checkpoints, like they did 18-year-old Hadil Salah Hashlamoun on Tuesday?

To believe that a Palestinian family could obtain justice in Israel’s courts is to completely ignore the reality of the system and who it is designed to serve.

ISRAEL HAS DIVIDED MY FAMILY

On this Eid al-Adha I present a poem that I wrote about 15 years ago  .. it is very fitting today as Palestinian families are divided both by an imposed closure and the wall itself.

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MY FAMILY IS DIVIDED 

© By Steve Amsel

A wall has been built,

I cannot see my neighbor

I know not when he needs my help

I know not when he is hungry.

 

My brother’s child cannot come for an afternoon snack

I cannot bring it to him

The wall is in the way

Dividing families and loved ones.

 

“They” told us the wall is for protection.

From what?

Must our children go hungry?

Must we be jobless?

 

“They” say we are the enemy.

Is going to work a crime?

Is going to school a crime?

Try to tell a child that hunger is a good thing.

 

If the wall stays up

There will be an enemy

Uneducation and hunger leads to resentment

Resentment will lead to revolt.

 

Learn from your history my friends

Learn that walls are not the solution

Learn that unity is strength

And learn that justice triumphs over evil always.

HELEN THOMAS WAS RIGHT!

Ms. Thomas’ words of “Go back to Poland” are echoing loud and clear!

Why is Israel attacking Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque?

On Wednesday, I appeared on Al Jazeera’s news magazine Inside Story to discuss Israel’s assault on Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque compound.

The other guests were Akiva Eldar, senior columnist at Al-Monitor, and Matthew Duss, president of the Foundation for Middle East Peace.

Today, dozens of members of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling Likud Party entered the compound accompanied by occupation forces.

This provocation came after days of violent Israeli assaults on worshippers and journalists in and around the mosque.

Palestinians view these incursions as part of an increasingly aggressive strategy aimed at an eventual takeover of the compound by Israeli groups intent on bringing down the mosque and building a Jewish temple in its place.

Watch the video above.

IN PHOTOS ~~ BRAVE PALESTINIAN FATHER TELLS OF HIS FAMILY’S HORRORS IN NEW YORK

The meeting was sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine and the NY Chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace

The meeting was sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine and the NY Chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace

On the evening of September 15th Bassem Tamimi spoke to a packed room at the New School University in NYC.  The meeting was sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine and the NY Chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace.  Every seat was filled, people stood leaning on walls and sitting on every inch of floor space for 2 hours listening attentively to the story of resistance to Israeli occupation by the people of Nabi Saleh, a village of about 600 people living in occupied Palestinian territory on the West Bank.

Bassem Tamimi has been arrested 9 times and tortured while in Israeli prisons.  His wife was shot in the leg and has to use crutches to walk and his sister and brother-in-law were murdered.  The land belonging to the village has been stolen and their ancient olive trees, which many Palestinians are very attached to, have been stolen or destroyed.  Each week Israel gives them the equivalent of 24 hours worth of water which they must make last a week so it is stored in tanks on their roof.  When Israel sprays their land and inside their homes with ‘skunk water’, an extremely foul smelling liquid that is projected at high intensity from tanks on trucks, they also spray the water tanks which makes the water unusable.  This is done regularly and the odor remains 2-3 weeks.

The residents of Nabi Saleh have studied the non-violence taught by Gandhi and Martin Luther King as well as the South African model.  They do not want to maim or kill anybody but they do want to put an end to the occupation and the colonial project in Palestine.  They are focusing on the big picture.  They strongly support the freedom of women and consider the participation of women in the resistance to be very important.  Their only weapons are cameras.

After giving the audience an opportunity to answer questions Tamimi concluded by saying that their goal was having a country where there would be one-person, one-vote.  He doesn’t see the possibility of  a 2 state solution because of the theft of their land to build colonies.  Answering the question, what can we do to help, he said that the support of the international community was very important.  The US supports Israel to the tune of $10 million a day and an unlimited supply of weapons.  Americans should pressure their government and support BDS (boycott, divestment, sanctions).  However, they should do so not with an attitude that they are helping the Palestinians but with the understand that they are doing this for themselves because they understand the importance of having a just world.

This was the first stop on a speaking tour for Mr. Tamimi.  He is a powerful speaker and has a lot to teach all of us.

Photos © by Bud Korotzer, Commentary by Chippy Dee

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Meet the Tamimi family in THIS post

WEST BANK HOLOCAUST

Look at THIS post before you continue reading …..

The Holocaust of the Dawabsheh family

By Khalid Amayreh in Occupied Palestine

Reham Dawabsheh, 27, has finally succumbed to the critical wounds she sustained when Jewish settlers torched her home at the village of Duma south of Nablus in the West Bank about five weeks ago.

Initially, her toddler, 18-month- old Ali, was burned to death. Two weeks ago, her husband Saad died of injuries sustained in the same incident. Reham, a school teacher, was laid to rest next to her husband and child at her home village Monday 7/9/2015.

Now, her only remaining child is fighting for his life. His overall conditions have been described as “stable and improving.”

The nefarious crime was carried out by ostensibly Messianic Jewish settlers seeking to establish a pure Talmudic Jewish state, which the terrorists believe would expedite and accelerate the appearance of the Redeemer or Jewish Messiah who would usher the age of salvation for Jews and enable them to build a worldwide empire.

The Israeli government did denounce the crime. But many observers, Jewish and Arab alike, believe that condemnations of the crime by the Israeli  government were largely disingenuous and only intended to contain the public relations damage generated by the hair-raising crime.

Binyamin Netanyahu himself vowed to catch and punish the perpetrators. However, as of today, more than five weeks after the incident at Duma, no terrorist has been apprehended.

It is widely believed that the problem is unlikely to be related to a dearth of intelligence information that would lead to the arrest of the killers, but rather has everything to do with the reluctance of the Israeli security authorities to pursue the criminal terrorists.

One Israeli commentator alluded to this suspicious reluctance, saying “a venomous snake doesn’t bite its tail.”

The virtual annihilation of the Dawabsheh family is perfectly compatible with strategic Zionist goals, namely getting rid of the Palestinians by all means necessary.

Israel has failed to achieve this goal as Palestinian demographic growth seems to have thwarted nearly all Zionist designs to empty Palestine of its native people.

Indeed, Israel is now openly admitting that there are already more Palestinians than Jews in mandatory Palestine, e.g. between the River Jordan and the Mediterranean.

Hence, it is highly likely that Israel is now trying to unleash its ultimate weapon against Palestinian existence, namely organized or unorganized terror.

Israeli officials believe that the Jewish state would be able to exonerate itself of this widespread terror, however genocidal it might be, by arguing that “civil wars happen and often lead to undesirable but inevitable results.”

To conclude, the willful failure of the Zionist state to catch the genocidal terrorists who carried out a holocaust against the Dawabsheh family shows that Israel is only trying to deceive the world public opinion.

It also suggests that the attempted annihilation of the Dawabsheh family was by no means an isolated act of genocidal terror by some religious fanatics and that the next genocidal act is only a matter of time.

MEET THE DAWABSHA FAMILY OF PALESTINE

Just the other day we ‘met’ this wonderful, brave Palestinian family …  

The Tamimi family

The Tamimi family

See THIS post

THE CLIP THAT ROCKED THE OCCUPATION

And THIS one that followed

#JeSuisFamilyTamimi

This family was not as ‘fortunate’,  just a month after the blaze that killed their infant son and his father, the mother joined them in death yesterday.

The Dawabsha family (MaanImages)

The Dawabsha family (MaanImages)

Thousands of Palestinians mourn the death of slain infant’s mother

NABLUS (Ma’an) — Thousands of Palestinians took part in the funeral of Riham Dawabsha, 27, who died overnight Sunday after succumbing to wounds she sustained more than a month ago in an arson attack on July 31 that killed her husband and 18-month-old son.

The funeral march set off from the entrance of Duma village in southern Nablus and proceeded to the village’s cemetery.

Dawabsha was given a military funeral as members of the Palestinian Authority security forces headed the march.

The 27-year-old mother of two was buried in the village’s cemetery, next to her husband and son who were laid to rest last month.

Dawabsha died hours after her birthday, on Sept. 6, while her husband died on Aug. 8, the couple’s wedding anniversary.

Mourners held Palestinian flags and the flags of Palestinian political factions in addition to signs demanding national unity, while others called for revenge and demanded the Israeli government find and hold the attackers accountable.

Dozens of students from Jurish School for Girls, where Dawabsha worked as a mathematics teacher, took part in the funeral in addition to hundreds of teachers, as the Nablus Directorate of Education suspended the school day to give students and teachers a chance to take part.

The governor of Nablus, Akram al-Rujoub, the PA Minister of Education, Sabri Seidam, and representatives of national and Islamic factions took part in the funeral, in addition to members of the national and legislative councils and heads of PA institutions.

Israeli settlers smashed the windows of two homes in Duma, before throwing flammable liquids and Molotov cocktails inside, killing infant Ali, who was trapped inside the house, and critically injuring the other family members.

Following the incident, Israeli authorities arrested a number of extremist settlers without charge, but later released nearly all the suspects.

The perpetrators of the attack have still not been arrested by Israeli authorities.

Israeli settlers have carried out at least 142 attacks on Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank since the start of this year, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

Only 1.9 percent of complaints submitted by Palestinians against Israeli settler attacks result in a conviction, the Israeli human rights group Yesh Din reported.

All that remains of this family ... A burnt photograph of the Dawabsha family. (photo credit:YESH DIN)

All that remains of this family … A burnt photograph of the Dawabsha family. (photo credit:YESH DIN)

 

#JeSuisFamilyTamimi

In case you missed THIS post earlier, it’s a MUST READ

The following is an interesting perspective from an Israeli newspaper

The Tamimi family

The Tamimi family

Nebi Salah footage a reflection of Israel

 The images of a young girl and two women struggling with an Israeli soldier grasping a 12-year-old Palestinian boy’s neck illustrate not only what the occupation is doing to the Palestinians, but mostly what it is doing to the IDF and to the State of Israel.

By Nahum Barnea

Nine-year-old Salam Tamimi is a fair-haired child with blue eyes and a straight back – Palestine’s poster child. I met him on Tuesday afternoon in his house’s backyard in the village of Nebi Salah.

The next day I spoke to his father, Bassam, on the phone. Why did you name him Salam, peace, I asked. “For two reasons,” he replied. “First, when he was born I began changing my opinion about resisting the occupation. I thought that there may be another way. I believed peace could be reached.”

And what was the other reason, I asked.

“The other reason was that I had a friend named Salam. The Israelis killed him during the intifada.”

It’s almost a predestination: In the Israel-Palestine war, every act – even the birth of a child – has more than one reason. Sometimes the reasons complement each other; sometimes they contradict each other.

The demonstrations which leave the Hawajeh company’s gas station, at the entrance to Nebi Salah, every Friday have more than one reason too. One of these protests, last Friday, was documented on video. Muhammad Tamimi, Salam’s brother, raised his arm as if he were intending to throw a stone. A soldier jumped on him and tightly grasped the sobbing child’s neck. Several women, including the child’s mother and sister, attacked the soldier, exposed his face and began hitting him; the sister, Ahed, bit his hand.

The outcome could have been extremely grave, catastrophic, had the solder and his friends opened fire. But the footage was difficult, even shocking. It illustrated not only what the occupation is doing to the Palestinians, but also, and mainly, what it is doing to the IDF. What it is doing to the State of Israel. Whether we admit it or not, that soldier is us.

Nebi Salah is a relatively small village, with about 600 people. Most residents support Fatah; few support Hamas. The village sits on the top of a high mountain, east of Ramallah. The Tamimi family’s house is located at the southwestern end of the village. It overlooks a splendid view: The coastal plain and sea in the west, the Um Safa forest in the south, and a large settlement on its margins with two names – Halamish and Neve Tzuf. Road 465, which begins west of the Green Line and ends on the Ramallah-Nablus road, near the settlement of Ofra, passes through the valley between Nebi Salah and Halamish-Neve Tzuf.

After 1967 I used to hike in these mountains, the Gofna Mountains, quite often. The olive groves, the orchards, the villages stuck to the mountains, the wells, the springs – they all seemed as if they had been taken from the pages of the Bible.

We have grown stronger since then. Near the modest spring of Nebi Salah there is now a brown sign, similar to the guiding signs within the Green Line, but completely illegal. “Maayan Meir” (Meir’s Spring), the sign reads. Meir is the late Meir Segal, one of the settlement’s founders. A sign placed alongside the spring mentions the deceased, praises the place’s renovation and quotes a song by Israeli lyricist Yoram Taharlev: “I had a spring between the wild weeds… The small piece of God.”

The settlers got rid of the weeds and set up benches instead – one of them in the place where the spring comes out of the rock. Picnic tables were dispersed in the area, a pergola was built, fruit trees – pomegranate, fig, olive – and ornamental trees were planted and three small pools were dug for washing. A drizzle of water comes out of the spring and fills the pools.

When I was there this week, I saw a small flag of Israel on the ground. After picking it up, I realized why it had been covered with swarms of flies: Someone, likely a hostile person, defecated near the spring and covered his body wastes with the Israeli flag. That’s a type of protest too.

The battle over the spring

Why Nebi Salah, I asked an IDF officer who served in the area.

“The story,” he said, “starts with a plot of citrus trees, mainly lemons, near the spring, with beehives inside. In 2009, Jews set fire to the plot as part of ‘price tag’ activities. The plot belonged to a young man from Deir Nidham, a nearby village. And then the protests started.

“We asked the Nebi Salah mukhtar why the protests were going on. First of all the spring, he said. We checked: There are three large water pools down the road. Soldiers used to bathe in them. We asked the soldier to stop. The staff officer for archaeology issued demolition orders in 2012 for everything the settlers built around the spring. The orders have not been executed to this very day. I don’t know why.

“In 2011, we arranged for Nebi Salah’s residents to visit the spring on weekdays, apart for Friday because it creates a security problem for the settlers. The Halamish residents were very angry. The Palestinians would come and create provocations – place a flag of Palestine instead of a flag of Israel, cause damage.

“They also claimed that the settlers had erected a fence on their private lands. We checked: The fence was built without a permit. The Civil Administration’s supervision unit knocked down the fence, but left it on the ground. Both sides were angry – the settlers, because we knocked it down, and the Palestinians, because they couldn’t work their lands.

“With Deir Nidham we solved things: They received help from the Red Cross. But Nebi Salah kept making new demands. They demanded to return to small plots which were expropriated from them in the 1970s. We checked: The plots were in the heart of the settlement. A grocery store was erected on one of them, and a swimming pool on the other. How will we give them back?

“Nonetheless, we couldn’t understand why they were still protesting. Some said, it’s the money. They get money from Turkey. And some said, it’s the girls from the European protest organizations. They see a Swedish girl arriving to protest, so they go out too.

“Once we said, maybe we should ignore them. Let them protest. But then they continued walking down the road, reached the Halamish regimental policeman and threw Molotov cocktails into the community. We realized that there was no choice, we had to push them into the village.”

I asked Bassam Tamimi what was the reason for the protests. “It’s a long list,” he said. “The expropriated lands, the spring, the olive trees which have been cut off, the demolished homes, the occupation in general. The plot which was taken in 2009 led to demonstrations, but our battle began in as early as 2000, during the intifada.”

Ahed, his 14-year-old daughter, was documented three years ago scolding a soldier. The blonde, blue eyed, self-confident girl with the long braid became a media star. Have you received money to fund the protests, I asked.

He denied it. “We don’t receive money from anyone. There is a Palestinian coordination committee which occasionally funds a lawyer. That’s all.”

Nebi Salah is filled with blonde people, I said. I assume everyone asks where you came from.

He laughed. “We came here 100 years ago,” he said. “We came from Hebron. According to the stories, our forefathers were Europeans who converted to Islam. But those are just stories.”

Thanks to the video, the Tamimi family is now Palestine’s hero. On Thursday they were supposed to travel to Ramallah for a festive meeting with the rais, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

Wipe them off the map

At the end of the War of Independence, the State of Israel sought to erase the Arab neighborhoods and villages which had emptied out. At first they even burned furniture. The fear that the Arabs would return to their homes sped up the destruction process.

Later on, when they remembered that there were hundreds of thousands of immigrants seeking a roof over their heads, they stopped destroying and began housing. But the effort to conceal the historical chapter didn’t stop. Names of streams, mountains, communities and streets were converted into Hebrew. It was a natural, almost necessary move: That’s how a nation acts upon reaching independence in its own state after 2,000 years.

For the hard core of the settlers, 1967 is like 1948, and what applies to the West Bank applies to the State of Israel as well. Several years ago, the Mateh Binyamin Regional Council launched a campaign to replace the names of all the springs in the area. It’s not based on any law, but the army’s hands are tied.

Ein Bubin, near the village of Deir Ibzi’a, turned into Danny’s Spring – named after Danny Gonen who was murdered there. A monument commemorating the murder was erected on private Palestinian land. It was inaugurated by Uri Ariel, a government minister. The sign pointing to the spring crosses a red sign placed by the State, which bans entry for security reasons (the red signs are a bluff in itself: They allegedly bar everyone from entering, apart from Palestinians, but they are in fact intended for Jews only. Israel’s Arabs are invited to enter. The settlers are not invited, but they enter anyway).

It’s all part of the “winking” culture, it’s all Israbluff. From a legal point of view, the IDF is the sovereign in the area. It is the supreme authority. In reality, the settlers are the sovereigns. The settlers’ leadership wants to do the Palestinians what it is doing to the springs – wipe them off the map. It’s its settlement vision; it’s its political vision.

The problem is not with Knesset Member Bezalel Smotrich (Bayit Yehudi) or with Minister Uri Ariel. They are acting according to their faith. We should not blame the person who steals, our forefathers said, but the hole which allowed him to steal. The hole is the IDF; the hole is the legal system; the hole is the government.

In the current government’s cabinet, the settler lobby holds a majority; the Bayit Yehudi ministers are theirs. The Likud ministers are with them. The leftist mark of the cabinet is Shas Chairman Aryeh Deri. He is the balancing factor. On issues related to the settlements, he is sometimes joined by Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon. The settlers have insulted him, and he is finding it difficult to forgive.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu talks about a political horizon – but the horizon, as a horizon does, will never arrive. Everyone realizes that – and Abbas is now realizing it too. In the best-case scenario, the two-state solution has been given the life sentence; in the worst-case scenario, it has been executed.

The statement issued by Abbas last week, that he plans to resign from all his positions, has drawn mountains of interpretations. Netanyahu and Ya’alon are certain that it’s a musical chairs game: Abbas wants to dismiss a number of rivals and promote a number of associates. Israel shouldn’t be bothered by it.

This interpretation has been accepted by some Palestinian sources as well. It may be true, IDF sources warn, and it may not be true. There are contradicting signs. Abbas is deliberating: He hasn’t decided which direction he is headed in yet. The frustration, the anger and the desperation are real.

We should not rule out the possibility that he will turn his speech at the United Nations General Assembly in late September into a pivotal speech, a reality-changing speech. The 22nd anniversary of the Oslo Accords is coming up. He may announce the annulment of the agreements, some or all of them.

Only two promises remain from Oslo: The Paris Protocol, which regulates the economic relations, and the security coordination. He may cancel the first, and perhaps the second as well. He may announce the dismantlement of the Palestinian Authority and place responsibility for its population on the Israeli government’s shoulders.

The concern many be exaggerated. The hunger for power, money, respect and the loyalty to the organization will keep Abbas in the Muqata’a in the capacity of the guardian of Israel.

But we are not just talking about differences in estimates. Netanyahu sees Abbas as an enemy, and the political battle as a war. He seeks to strengthen Hamas, because Abbas is threatening him in the international community and Hamas isn’t. Israel could pursue an Abbas-mediated ceasefire with Hamas. Netanyahu is saying no to that. He is pursuing a ceasefire with Hamas against Abbas.

MK Esawi Frej (Meretz) told me last week that Abbas was deeply impressed by the things President Reuven Rivlin said in the interviews marking his first year in office. Rivlin had raised the possibility of establishing a confederation between Israel and Palestine. “They only have to make me the offer,” Abbas said.

Who is the source, I asked. Frej replied: Nahi Mena, one of Abbas’ associates, a captain in the Palestinian airline. Mena is the Palestinian president’s personal pilot.

WEST BANK BEX ALERT ~~ BDS IS THE CAUSE OF THE OCCUPATION

How’s this for twisted logic?

“SodaStream should have been encouraged in the West Bank if [the BDS movement] truly cared about the Palestinian people.”

 

THIS is what BDS is all about .... NOT the BS below

THIS is what BDS is all about …. NOT the BS below

SodaStream Boss Blasts BDS — as Firm Quits West Bank

SodaStream’s chief executive called the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement anti-Semitic and maintained that his company gave West Bank Palestinian workers good pay and benefits.

In an interview with the Associated Press on Wednesday, two weeks before the West Bank factory is set to close, SodaStream CEO Daniel Birnbaum said his company’s critics did not have a grasp on the situation on the ground at the factory.

“It’s propaganda. It’s politics. It’s hate. It’s anti-Semitism. It’s all the bad stuff we don’t want to be a part of,” Birnbaum said. “SodaStream should have been encouraged in the West Bank if [the BDS movement] truly cared about the Palestinian people.”

SodaStream, a company that produces domestic soda-making machines, announced last fall that it would close its West Bank factory in the face of international pressure from the BDS movement, which seeks to hurt Israel’s economy over its policies towards Palestinians. The movement claimed that SodaStream discriminated against Palestinian workers and paid some less than Israeli workers.

Hundreds of Palestinian workers from the factory could lose their jobs in the company’s transition to a new plant in the Negev region because Israel will not grant them all work permits for security reasons. Up to 600 Palestinians worked in the West Bank, and Birnbaum said only about 130 have so far been granted work permits.

“All the people who wanted to close [the West Bank factory] are mistaken,” Ali Jafar, a shift manager from a West Bank told the AP. “They didn’t take into consideration the families.”

The commute for West Bank workers will now be a two-hour bus ride to the Negev plant that involves an Israeli border security checkpoint.

SodaStream’s revenue took a big hit in 2014. Birnbaum blamed the U.S. market’s movement away from sugary drinks, not the influence of BDS pressure.

THE CLIP THAT ROCKED THE OCCUPATION

Every Israeli has seen this footage many times by now. It has been shown again and again by all Israeli TV stations.  Many millions around the world have seen it on their local TV. It is making the rounds in the social media.

Israeli soldiers shoot guns, Palestinians shoot photographs

Israeli soldiers shoot guns, Palestinians shoot pictures

A frightened Palestinian boy vs the ugly face of the Israeli occupation

By Uri Avneri

The misdeeds of Napoleon’s occupation army in Spain were not photographed. Photography had not yet been invented. The valiant fighters against the occupation had to rely on Francisco Goya for the immortal painting of the resistance.

The partisans and underground fighters against the German occupation of their countries in World War II had no time to take pictures. Even the heroic uprising of the Jewish Ghetto in Warsaw was not filmed by the participants. The Germans themselves filmed their atrocities, and, being Germans, they catalogued and filed them in an orderly way.

“Soldiers shoot with guns. The Palestinians shoot pictures”

In the meantime, photography has become common commonplace. The Israeli occupation in the occupied Palestinian territories is being filmed all the time. Everybody now has cellular phones that take pictures. Also, Israeli peace organisations have distributed cameras to many Arab inhabitants.

Soldiers shoot with guns. The Palestinians shoot pictures.

It is not yet clear which are more effective in the long run: the bullets or the photos.

A test case is a short clip taken recently in a remote West Bank village called Al-Nabi Saleh.

Every Israeli has seen this footage many times by now. It has been shown again and again by all Israeli TV stations.  Many millions around the world have seen it on their local TV. It is making the rounds in the social media.

The clip shows an incident that occurred near the village on Friday, two weeks ago. Nothing very special. Nothing terrible. Just a routine event. But the pictures are unforgettable.

The village Al-Nabi Saleh is located not far from Ramallah in the occupied West Bank. It is named in honour of a prophet (Nabi means prophet in both Arabic and Hebrew) who lived before the time of Muhammad and is said to be buried there. His extensive tomb is the pride of the 550 inhabitants.

Al-Nabi Saleh is build on the remains of a crusader outpost, which in its turn was built on the remains of a Byzantine village. Its history probably goes back to ancient Canaanite times. I believe that the population of these villages has never changed – they just changed their religion and culture according to the powers that be. They were in turn Canaanites, Judaeans, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines and finally Arabs.

The latest occupation (until now) is the Israeli. These new occupiers have no interest in converting the locals. They just want to take their land, and, if possible, induce them to go away. On part of the lands of Nabi Saleh an Israeli settlement called Halamish (“flint”) was set up.

The conflict between the village and its new “neighbours” started immediately. Between them is an ancient well, which the settlers have renovated and claim as their own. The village is not ready to give it up.

Like in many other villages in the area, such as Bil’in, on every Friday, right after the prayers in the mosque, a demonstration against the occupation and the settlers takes place. A few Israeli peace activists and international volunteers take part in them. The demonstrators are generally non-violent, but on the fringes teenagers and children often throw stones. The soldiers shoot rubber-covered steel bullets, tear gas and stun grenades, and sometime live bullets.

As in many small Arab villages, most inhabitants belong to one extended family, in this case the Tamimis. One Tamimi boy was shot dead in one of the demonstrations, a girl was shot in the foot. It is a Tamimi boy who features in the recent event.

“The clip that rocked the world”

The clip that rocked the world starts with one lone soldier, who was obviously sent to arrest a boy who had (or had not) thrown a stone.

The soldiers jumps across the rocky terrain, looks for the boy who is hiding behind a rock and catches him. It is 12-year-old Muhammad Tamimi, with one arm in a plaster cast.

The soldier puts his arm around the neck of the boy, who cries in terror. Soon his 14-year-old sister appears, and soon after that his mother and other women. They all tear at the soldier, who tries to push them away with his other arm. During the wild struggle, the sister bites the arm of the soldier, the one which holds his gun.

The soldier is masked. This is a new thing. Why are they masked? What are they hiding? After all, they are not Russian policemen who fear the revenge of the gangsters. When I was a soldier, long ago, masks were unknown.

During the melee, one of the women succeeds in ripping the soldier’s mask off. We see his face – just an ordinary young man, recently out of high school, who is obviously at a loss of what to do. There seem to be photographers all around. One sees their feet.

Would the soldier have used his gun if the photographers had not been there? Hard to say. Recently a brigade commander shot and killed a boy who had thrown a stone at his car. The army condones and even lauds such acts of “self-defence”.

For some minutes the scene goes on – the boy crying and pleading, the women pushing and hitting, the soldier pushing back, everybody shouting. Then another soldier approaches and tells the first soldier to release the child, who is seen running away.

We don’t know who the soldier is. It is hard to guess his background. Just a soldier, one of many who enforce the occupation, who face the demonstrations every week.

Another angle to the event is provided by one of the protesters off camera, so to speak, who was caught for a fleeting moment. He was recognised.

He is a teacher who bears the names of two illustrious persons – the Zionist founder Theodor Herzl and the composer Franz Schubert. Herzl Schubert is a veteran left-wing peace activist. I have met him in many demonstrations.

On the morrow of the showing of the footage on all Israeli television stations, the cry went up to dismiss him. What, a leftist peace demonstrator in the schoolroom?

Zionist McCarthyism

Schubert was not accused of preaching his opinions in class. His peace activities did not take place during working hours. The very fact that he took part in a demonstration in his own free time was enough. His case is now “being considered” by the Education Ministry.

This, by the way, is no exceptional case. A respected female educator who was chosen as headmistress of an art school was blocked upon the discovery that many years ago she had signed a petition calling on the army to allow soldiers to refuse service in the occupied territories. The petition did not call for refusal but only respect for the moral decision of the refusers. That is enough. The ministry, now led by a nationalist-religious demagogue, promised “to consider the matter”.

These cases of a new McCarthyism concern, of course, only leftists. No one demands the dismissal of the rabbi who prohibits the selling or renting of apartments to Arabs. Or the rabbi who wrote that under certain conditions it is permissible to kill non-Jews, including children. Their salaries are paid by the state.

Many millions around the world must by now have seen the Nabi Saleh footage. It is impossible to assess the extent of the damage.

It is not that this clip is especially revolting. Nothing terrible happens. It is the face of the occupation, the present face of Israel, that imprints itself on the minds of the viewers.

For many years now, almost all news footage coming out of Israel has concerned the deeds and misdeeds of the occupation. Gone and forgotten is the face of Israel as the progressive state created by the victims of the most hideous mass crime in modern history. The state of pioneers who “made the desert bloom”. The bastion of freedom and democracy in a turbulent region.

That picture has long been wiped out. The Israel that presents itself to the world now is a state of occupiers, of oppressors, of brutal colonisers, of soldiers armed to the teeth who arrest people in the middle of the night and persecute them during the day.

This face changes the perception of Israel throughout the world. Every TV clip and news item adds imperceptibly to this change. The attitude of ordinary people around the world, also including Jews, is changed. The damage is lasting and probably irremediable.

The terrified face of young Muhammad Tamimi may well haunt us for a long time to come.

SPOOF ON WEST BANK TERROR

Reminder that ‘Every dog has its day!’

Image by Carlos Latuff

Image by Carlos Latuff

Meet the family in the image on THIS Post

WHY IS ISRAEL (AND YOUTUBE) SO AFRAID OF THIS BOY?

WHY IS ISRAEL (AND YOUTUBE) SO AFRAID OF THIS BOY?

First, you must read this post from yesterday …

ISRAELI TERROR GONE VIRAL THEN REMOVED FROM YOUTUBE …

 

Mohammed Tamimi, 11 years old, rests his head on his mother's lap at their home in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh near Ramallah, on August 29, 2015. (AFP/Abbas Momani)

Mohammed Tamimi, 11 years old, rests his head on his mother’s lap at their home in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh near Ramallah, on August 29, 2015. (AFP/Abbas Momani)

Video of Israeli soldier arresting boy is latest in war of perception

NABI SALEH (AFP) — A soldier pins a boy down and is assaulted by his family: The scene might have gone unnoticed if not for footage that has turned it into another weapon in the Israel-Palestinian war of perception.

Palestinians see it as proof of Israel’s abuses in the occupied West Bank, while many Israelis say the soldier fell into a media trap laid by activists.

The incident played out on Friday in the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh and footage of it has since gone viral, generating a bitter debate both online and off.

As is often the case when it comes to the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, there has been little room for middle ground.

The video and pictures, including those taken by AFP, show a masked Israeli soldier trying to arrest an 11-year-old boy who has a cast on his left arm.

According to the Israeli military, the boy was suspected of having thrown stones during a protest.

As the soldier holds him against a rock, his automatic rifle at his side, members of the boy’s family, including his mother and sister, along with other activists rush over and try to pull him off the child.

A wrestling match ensues, with the soldier’s ski mask pulled off and the boy’s sister biting the soldier on the hand. The soldier yells for help, and eventually a superior officer arrives and orders him to let the boy go.

While walking away, visibly frustrated, the soldier throws down a stun grenade.

The images quickly made the rounds.

Palestinian papers reproduced a cartoon showing the soldier with a dog’s head, while some in Israel saw the decision not to arrest the boy as a sign of weakness.

Left-leaning Israeli newspaper Haaretz, referring to the headlock the soldier had put the boy in, lamented the situation in which the military has found itself in the West Bank.

“It’s a national headlock in which an entire army, and behind it a nation, remains in a state of denial that there are military solutions to the conflict,” it said.

An Israeli soldier pins down 11-year-old Mohammed Tamimi following a march on August 28, 2015 in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh near Ramallah. (AFP/Abbas Momani)

An Israeli soldier pins down 11-year-old Mohammed Tamimi following a march on August 28, 2015 in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh near Ramallah. (AFP/Abbas Momani)

‘I wasn’t afraid’

Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah, has for years been a flashpoint in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Each Friday, Palestinians, foreigners and even Israelis protest against the expansion of the nearby Halamish settlement. Stones are typically thrown by the protesters, while tear gas and rubber bullets are fired by Israeli forces.In the past three years, two people have died and 375 been injured, with nearly half of them minors, according to protesters.

According to his father, the child in the video, Mohammed Tamimi, broke his wrist while fleeing an Israeli tank in his village, which was why he was wearing a cast.

“I wasn’t afraid,” the boy told AFP, “but I cried to call my family to come get me away from the soldier.”His mother Nariman said she thought “only one thing: free my son from the soldier’s hands.”

The Tamimi family has been at the forefront of the protests in Nabi Saleh. The father, Bassem, said he has been arrested nine times.

Ahed, the boy’s teenage sister wearing a Tweety Bird shirt in the video, is known to some for older photos showing her raising her fist at Israeli soldiers. It resulted in her being received by then Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in 2012.

Some Israelis have accused the family of being agitators who put their children in danger.

An Israeli officer familiar with the situation called Friday’s protest a “PR stunt” where demonstrators “try to provoke soldiers by hurling stones at them that can be deadly,” forcing them to react.

Arnon, the soldier’s father, told Israeli journalists that he regretted that his son’s restraint was not being given more praise.

The Haaretz analysis however sought to put the episode into context.

“No amount of PR and media management will make the occupation of another nation look good,” it said.

ISRAELI TERROR GONE VIRAL THEN REMOVED FROM YOUTUBE …

… YouTube removed the video claiming it violated their “terms of service”

Obviously the TRUTH about Israeli terror is a violation 

BUT

One of my faithful readers found it again and sent it to me …. here it is

Thanks Nanette

The video originally appeared on THIS post

BRAVE PALESTINIAN WOMEN STAND UP TO THE OCCUPATION

Another part of the video which appeared on Ma’an

Also found on RINF

MUST READS …..

Yesterday I posted about the smear campaign conducted by the British Media (Click on links)

UK BEX ALERT ~~ BRITISH MEDIA NOMINATES PALESTINIAN ACTIVISTS FOR ACADEMY AWARD

Mondoweiss added two related articles today

 The ‘Pallywood’ smear: Viral images of Palestinian boy’s brutalization brings backlash 

  Meet the teenage girls behind the viral photo from Nabi Saleh

UK BEX ALERT ~~ BRITISH MEDIA NOMINATES PALESTINIAN ACTIVISTS FOR ACADEMY AWARD

Not quite, but they might as well have ….

Original ‘Nomination’ came from UK Media Watch, Her Majesty’s zionist police dog

Here

and HERE

Mainstream-media

Daily Mail and Telegraph change headlines critical of Israel after claims arise Palestinian family photographed clashing with IDF soldier are known provocateurs and that incident was staged.

The incident in question ….

Members of the Tamimi family struggle with IDF soldier (Photo: AFP)

Members of the Tamimi family struggle with IDF soldier (Photo: AFP)

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Ahed Tamini, also known as 'Shirley Temper,' biting the IDF soldier (Photo: Reuters)

Ahed Tamini, also known as ‘Shirley Temper,’ biting the IDF soldier (Photo: Reuters)

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IDF soldier has Muhammad Tamini in headlock (Photo: Reuters)

IDF soldier has Muhammad Tamini in headlock (Photo: Reuters)

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More in my Previous Post

UK papers tone down ‘anti-Israel’ coverage of Nebi Salah clashes

LONDON – Two of Britain’s leading newspapers have changed their coverage of a violent clash between an IDF soldier and Palestinian women and children after claims arose that the family involved in the incident, and particularly a blonde girl photographed biting the soldier, are known provocateurs.

On Friday, an IDF soldier trying to arrest a stone-throwing 13-year-old Palestinian boy drew international outrage after he was documented in a violent clash with Palestinian women and children.

Members of the Tamimi family, prominent Palestinian activists, physically attacked the soldier in an attempt to free son Muhammad Tamini, whose hand was in a cast.

According to the UK Media Watch, a pro-Israel website monitoring coverage of Israel in the British press, the girl who appears in the photos biting the soldier is Ahed Tamini, the daughter of Narimen and Bassem Tamini, who is known among Israeli supporters online as “Shirley Temper.”

The blonde-haired girl became a symbol of the Palestinian resistance in international media and is often documented in confrontations with Israeli soldiers. Muhammad Tamini is her brother.

The website quoted Tamar Sternthal from CAMERA (Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America) who said that the Palestinian village of Nebi Salah, where the incident occurred, is “where photographers gather every Friday to document repetitious scenes of Palestinian residents and international activists clashing with Israeli soldiers.” The site noted this was where “activists often place their children in danger to score propaganda points.”

The UK Media Watch said major newspapers like The Daily Mail and The Telegraph realized the incident was staged by the Palestinians in order to cause provocation.

The Daily Mail’s original headline read: “Extraordinary moment that desperate Palestinian women fought and BIT an Israeli soldier after he put boy with a broken arm in a headlock at gunpoint.”

Later, however, the story was edited and given a different headline: “Questions raised over shocking West Bank image of boy with a broken arm being held at gunpoint by an Israeli soldier after girl, 13, seen biting attacker is revealed as prolific ‘Pallywood star.'”

According to UK Media Watch, “the term ‘Pallywood’ refers to the staging of scenes by Palestinian journalists in order to present the Palestinians as hapless victims of Israeli aggression.”

The British Telegraph initially ran the story with the headline “Palestinian women wrestle Israeli soldier off injured small boy.”

Later, however, the story was removed entirely from the Telegraph’s website.

Leading British newspapers The Times of London and The Guardian did not cover the story at all, while the UK Media Watch said Channel 4 News, The Independent and the Daily Mirror – a tabloid – reported it “and largely followed the Pallywood script (the latter going with the headline ‘West Bank Freedom Biter’).”

Source

BRAVE PALESTINIAN WOMEN STAND UP TO THE OCCUPATION

This video shows several women preventing an Israeli soldier from abducting a Palestinian child in the village of Nabi Saleh in the occupied West Bank on Friday.

The footage, shot by Bilal Tamimi, shows a masked soldier assaulting a child whose arm is in a cast.

Palestinians intervene to prevent the abduction of a Palestinian boy by an Israeli soldier during a protest against Israeli colonization in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, 28 August. (Shadi Hatem APA images)

Palestinians intervene to prevent the abduction of a Palestinian boy by an Israeli soldier during a protest against Israeli colonization in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, 28 August. (Shadi Hatem APA images)

Full Report by Ali Abunimah HERE

Palestinian women rescue child from attack by Israeli soldier

 

Also see THIS post from Mondoweiss

Videos: Brave Tamimi women of Nabi Saleh take down Israeli soldier assaulting injured child

 

And MY post from yesterday

RECENT VIDEOS ~~ A GLIMPSE AT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN PALESTINE TODAY

RECENT VIDEOS ~~ A GLIMPSE AT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN PALESTINE TODAY

Nabi Saleh on Friday saw a remarkable confrontation when an Israeli
occupation soldier tried to kidnap a child (with arm in cast after an
earlier attack on him ended up with a broken arm) but his family came to
his aid and freed him. Watch these remarkable videos:





This is not the first time family members stick together. Ahed and her
younger brother challenged Israeli soldiers who kidnapped their older
brother earlier (the other older girl is cousin Marah Tamimi)





The Tamimi children of course are like any other children interested in
living their lives on their land and having access to their water spring
things denied to them by a brutal colonial racist occupation.  HERE ARE THE
CHILDREN helping us in studying nature and biodiversity in their beautiful
village:




Commentary and videos sent by Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh,PhD

STAY HUMAN

ISRAELI VALENTINE’S DAY OF HATRED

This past Friday was the Hebrew version of Valentine’s Day in Israel …. a day of love that turned into a day of hatred.

tBav

And the forces behind the madness ….

As we all know, the apple does not fall far from the tree, the same is true of rotten apples as can be seen in the following report …

From ‘online incitement to the ‘real thing’

rotten-apples

Shin Bet arrests Kahane’s grandson, online incitement continues

Far-right activist Meir Ettinger suspected of involvement with extremist Jewish organization; police opens investigation into videos of Netanyahu, Rivlin wearing Nazi uniform.

Far-right activist Meir Ettinger was arrested on Monday on suspicion of involvement with an extremist Jewish organization, while police opened an investigation into videos posted on YouTube of President Rivlin and Prime Minister Netanyahu in Nazi uniform.

Ettinger, who was barred from entering the West Bank or Jerusalem for a year, was arrested by the Judea and Samaria Police and transferred to the Shin Bet for questioning.

He is the grandson of far-right late US-born rabbi Meir Kahane, who advocated expelling Arabs from Israel and the Palestinian territories.

Ettinger in previous arrest (Archive photo: Ehud Amiton, Tazpit)

Ettinger in previous arrest (Archive photo: Ehud Amiton, Tazpit)

In a blog he runs, Ettinger wrote on Thursday, a day before the terror attack in Duma in which a Palestinian baby was murdered, that “the truth must be told – there is no terror organization, but there are a whole lot of Jews, a lot more than people think, whose value-system is completely different than that of the High Court or the Shin Bet, and who are not bound by the laws of the state, but by much more eternal laws, true laws.”

Under the blog post titled “Terror organization,” he went on to say that “as part of the boastful statement by the Shin Bet about the organization it ‘exposed,’ things I wrote in this blog several weeks ago were quoted as things from ‘the head of the organization.’ To tell you the truth, I don’t know what they in the Shin Bet wanted me to organize, and they should definitely look for other people to cast for the roles they need in their show for the media, but this urge of the Shin Bet to create an atmosphere, to put up appearances as if there is some ‘organization’ it exposed, clearly illustrates to us what those in the Shin Bet understand and are so afraid of.”

Under a veil of secrecy, new cells of “hilltop youth” have been formed across the West Bank over the past few months. These groups seek to commit “price tag” attacks, which they say will inflame the situation in the Middle East, and bring redemption and the coming of the Messiah closer.

The “hilltop youth,” which the Shin Bet’s Jewish division nicknamed “happy Jews,” believe that exacting a price from the establishment will allow them to form a Jewish state based on Jewish moral values that appear in Jewish holy and literary sources.

Netanyahu and Rivlin as Nazi officers

The Israel Police has opened a criminal investigation against a man who calls himself “Asheriko from Facebook” who posted videos on YouTube that portray Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin in Nazi uniform and supposedly talking in German.

The State Attorney’s Office authorized the investigation “on suspicion of insulting a public official.”

The video shows Rivlin in Gestapo uniform giving the Hitler salute and saying: “I am a bootlicking president and a self-hating hypocrite. When Jews are murdered, I don’t really care. I love licking Muslims’… I am a Jew-hating Nazi. Sieg Heil, Sieg Heil!”

Netanyahu and Rivlin in Nazi uniform. These same forces of hate did the same with Rabin's photo before his assassination .... (see below)

Netanyahu and Rivlin in Nazi uniform.
These same forces of hate did the same with Rabin’s photo before his assassination …. (see below)

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A caption at the end of the video declares: “Protest!!! Jewish blood is not cheap. Asheriko from Facebook.”

The man, who also calls himself Oshri, uploaded the videos from his home in New York, and admitted in a conversation with Ynet that he created them.

“No one told me I’m being investigated. There is no crime in this,” he said. “I made the videos and Rivlin’s photo with the kaffiyeh and Hamas’ logo.”

What are you? A Kahane supporter?

“No, I’m just a secular man who has had enough of Jewish blood being treated as cheap. There hasn’t been such a fuss when the Fogel family was slaughtered. Some Muslim was burned, probably a future terrorist, so there’s a big fuss, and our president accuses the entire Jewish nation of the crime. It doesn’t make sense. Where is the president when Jews are murdered every other day?”

Last year, he admitted, he uploaded photos of Rivlin, then-justice minister Tzipi Livni, then-finance minister Yair Lapid and other Israeli officials in SS uniform, in protest of their objection to the nationality bill. He uploaded the photos under the name “Natan Zoabi” and accompanied them with the text: “The anti-Semites who oppose a Jewish state in the Land of Israel.”

Police also arrested Gilad Kleiner from Kiryat Malachi on Monday after he incited against the LGBT community on Facebook on Friday, and praised Yishai Shlissel, who is suspected of murdering 16-year-old Shira Banki during the Jerusalem Pride Parade.

Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said Monday that “we intend on waging an uncompromising battle against Jewish terrorism. This is a fight for the state’s image, and we have no intention of giving up on this fight.”

He talked about the cabinet’s decision to allow administrative arrests for Jewish suspects. “This is a drastic measure we will use sparingly,” he vowed.

FROM

Related Report

DAILY SPOOF ~~ ISRAEL’S DOUBLE EDGED EVIL

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