VIEW FROM ISRAELThe Atrocity
by Uri Avnerygoo.gl/XRvZD1
...it seemed that all Israel had turned into
a soccer mob, shouting “Death to the Arabs!”
Can anyone even imagine a present-day European
or American crowd shouting “Death to the Jews?”
First a group of "Death to Arabs" hate mongers tried to kidnap a 9-year old boy in the same Arab neighbourhood, almost choking to death... The next day the group returned, caught Muhammad Abu-Khdeir, a cheerful 16-year old boy with an engaging smile, poured gasoline in his mouth and burned him to death.
■ IF A gang of neo-Nazis had kidnapped a 16-year old boy in a London Jewish neighbourhood in the dark of the night, driven him to Hyde Park, beaten him up, poured gasoline into his mouth, doused him all over and set him on fire — what would have happened?
Wouldn't the UK have exploded in a
storm of anger and disgust?
Wouldn't the Queen have expressed her outrage?
Wouldn't the Prime Minister have rushed to the
home of the bereaved family to apologize
on behalf of the entire nation?
Wouldn't the leadership of the neo-Nazis,
their active supporters and brain-washers
be indicted and condemned?
Perhaps in the UK. Perhaps in Germany.
Not [in Israel].THIS ABOMINABLE atrocity took place in Jerusalem. A Palestinian boy was abducted and burned alive. No racist crime in Israel ever came close to it.Burning people alive is an abomination everywhere. In a state that claims to be “Jewish”, it is even worse.Even the most fanatical enemy of Israel could not imagine such an awful thing happening in Israel. Until now. Under Israeli law, East Jerusalem is not occupied territory. It is a part of sovereign Israel.
THE CHAIN of events was as follows:
Two Palestinians, apparently acting alone,
kidnapped three Israeli teenagers who were
trying to hitchhike at night from a
settlement near Hebron. The objective was
probably to use them as hostages for the
release of Palestinian prisoners.
The action went awry when one of the three
succeeded in calling the Israeli police
emergency number from his mobile phone.
The kidnappers, assuming that the police
would soon be on their tracks, panicked
and shot the three at once. They dumped
the bodies in a field and fled.
(Actually the police bungled things and
only started their hunt the next morning.)
All of Israel was in an uproar.
Many thousands of soldiers were employed
for three weeks in the search for the
three youngsters, combing thousands of
buildings, caves and fields.
The public uproar was surely justified.
But it soon degenerated into an orgy of
racist incitement, which intensified
from day to day. Newspapers, radio
stations and TV networks competed with
each other in unabashed racist diatribes,
repeating the official line ad nauseam and
adding their own nauseous commentary —
every day, around the clock.
The security services of the
Palestinian Authority, which collaborated
throughout with the Israeli security services,
played a major role in discovering early on
the identity of the two kidnappers
(identified but not yet caught).
Mahmoud Abbas, the PA president, stood up
in a meeting of the Arab countries and
condemned the kidnapping unequivocally
and was branded by many of his own people
as an Arab Quisling.
Israeli leaders, on the other hand,
called him a hypocrite. Also watch:Why Doesn't the Media Care About Dead Palestinians?#apartheid #occupation #communalism #racism #palestine