19 August 2012

Lynchen en terreuraanslagen

Zolang Israƫl extremisten steunt, financiert en bewapent, en de rest van wereld dit ook steunt, door geen sancties op te leggen, zal het geweld tegen de Palestijnen alleen maar toenemen. Een derde intifada is zodoende onvermijdelijk.

Lynching in Jerusalem: where impunity and Israel’s unchecked racial hatred lead

Electronic Intifada | By Ali Abunimah | 17.08.2012 | NEDERLANDS

Death to the Arabs”: Hebrew graffiti sprayed on a Palestinian home in the West Bank village of al-Jinya near Ramallah in February. (Issam Rimawi / APA images)

A horrifying report in Haaretz today:

Dozens of Jewish youths attacked three young Palestinians in Jerusalem’s Zion Square early on Friday morning, in what one witness described as “a lynch” on Facebook.

One of the Palestinians was seriously wounded and hospitalized in intensive care in Hadassah University Hospital, Ein Karem. Acting Jerusalem police chief General Menachem Yitzhaki has set up a special team to investigate the incident and detain the suspects.

The three were allegedly attacked by youths shouting “Death to the Arabs” at them, as well as other racial slurs. One of them fell on the floor, and his attackers continued to beat him until he lost consciousness. They subsequently fled from the scene.

Within a short period of time rescue volunteers and Magen David Adom rescue services arrived on the scene and found the victim with no pulse and not breathing. After a lengthy resuscitation attempt, he was transferred to the hospital.

A witness described what she saw on Facebook:

"But today I saw a lynch with my own eyes, in Zion Square, the center of the city of Jerusalem ….. and shouts of ‘A Jew is a soul and Arab is a son of a –,’ were shouted loudly and dozens (!!) of youths ran and gathered and started to really beat to death three Arab youths who were walking quietly in the Ben Yehuda street."

Not isolated incidents

Much remains unknown at present, including the identities and condition of the victims. What we do know however is that such racist attacks by Israelis are not exceptional. They are frighteningly common and the incitement and permissive atmosphere that fosters them comes from the very top of Israeli society.

Yesterday, 6 Palestinians were injured in a firebombing by suspected “Jewish extremists” in the occupied West Bank.*

In recent months there have been frequent reports of violent attacks and hate rallies against African migrants and refugees often led or incited by Israeli politicians.

In March there was the mob attack by Jewish youths shouting “Death to the Arabs” on Arab workers at Malha Mall in southern Jerusalem. That mob attack was caught on video (below).

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Palestinian taxi cab that caught fire near Bat Aiyn, August, 16, 2012 Photo by Israel Police

*Haaretz Aug. 16, 2012:

Six Palestinians, all members of the same family, were wounded on Thursday after a taxi caught fire while driving by the al-Arub refugee camp near the West Bank settlement of Bat Ayin.
A short while after the incident was reported, six fire bombs were hurled at cars driving on a central West Bank road near Tapuach junction. No casualties were reported.
It is unlikely that the purported attack represented a case of mistaken identity since the vehicle in question was painted yellow, typical of Palestinian taxis, and since it bore a Palestinian license plate.

According to the Palestinian news agency Ma'an, among those wounded were  members of the same family: father Aiman Hassan, 37; wife Jamila Abdel Hay, 25; children Aiman and Muhammad, 4; and driver Hassan Hassan, 27.

The report stated that the father, wife, and driver suffered second- and third-degree burns, while the children suffered first-degree burns.



  1. Doe elke dag iets waar je een beetje bang voor bent en op termijn zal je je comfortzone sterk vergroten. http://t.co/2Bc84EKz
    Lees ook eens wat Israeli's doen voor Arabieren.

  2. Arabieren? Wie bedoel je met Arabieren? Saoedi's? Yemenieten? Egyptenaren?