Burning Al-Nour Mosque in Palestinian Galilee
by Israeli Fanatics Draws Anger, Unrest, Alarms an Escalation of Jewish
Mosque burning draws int’l anger as unrest rocks ‘48-occupied
[ 04/10/2011 - 06:39 PM ]
JEDDAH, CAIRO, RAMALLAH, (PIC)--
The arson of Al-Nour Mosque in the Upper
Galilee Valley (a Palestinian territory, according to the 1947 UN
Partition Resolution) has drawn worldwide anger as the Organization of
Islamic Cooperation has called on Israel to shoulder responsibilities as
an occupying force and strikes and clashes rocked the Palestinian
villages inside the 1948-occupied Palestinian territories.
Jewish settlers set fire to Al-Nour mosque in Tuba-Zangareyya village
overnight Sunday burning holy books and causing serious damage. Graffiti
in Hebrew was found on the walls.
Palestinian resistance group Hamas has condemned the arson, calling
the move “cowardly and racist”, and said that the “continued settler
attacks and the Zionist occupation’s protection of these extremists is a
contravention of divine laws and international norms”.
Secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation
Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu called the mosque burning a “terrorist act against
the freedom of worship and the sanctity of holy sites”.
He said the act came within the context of an “open war launched by
Jewish settlers against the Palestinian people and their holy sites”.
Ihsanoglu added that Israel (as an occupying force) must take the
“necessary measures to protect holy sites and stop the recurrence of
such serious violations”.
Also to condemn the act was the Arab League. In a statement on
Tuesday, the regional organization assigned blame to a rise in “Israeli
racism backed by laws issued by the Israeli Knesset, with as much as 16
laws targeting Palestinians”.
The laws have led to the “confiscation of many villages and homes and
prevented (Palestinians) from returning and have granted their lands and
homes to Jews in a racial manner,” the statement goes on to say.
The statement also calls on the United Nations and the Quartet and
all bodies working in human rights and religious freedoms to take a firm
stance against the repeated attacks.
In the occupied territories, clashes have reappeared in Tuba-Zanghareya
as Israeli occupation forces fired teargas at local youths and closed
off the town’s entrances.
This comes after a calm that followed similar clashes that erupted in
the village on the day of the mosque burning.
Also on Tuesday, a strike prevailed in rural villages in the
1948-occupied Palestinian territories as locals have closed down all
facilities and institutions in a day of rage following the incident.
Hundreds of Palestinians from across the 1948-occupied territories
have shown up at the village to condemn the act.
Palestinians warn of "kristallnacht" following settler
torching of mosque
PIC, 02/10/2011 - 11:04 PM
From Khalid Amayreh in occupied
Palestinian leaders on both sides of the Green Line
have warned against rising mass terror by Jewish
religious fanatics against Muslim holy places.
warnings came hours after suspected Jewish terrorists torched a mosque
at the village of Tuba Zangariya in the Upper Galilee .
Eyewitnesses reported that around 1:00 o'clock a.m. (after midnight
Sunday), suspected Jewish terrorists stormed the main mosque at the
village, and set it on fire, apparently using an inflammable substance.
The entire interior of the mosque went up in flames, causing heavy
Quranic texts and other religious books were burned.
Before leaving, the perpetrators scrawled racist anti-Islam graffiti
on the walls.
Ahmed Teibi, an Arab lawmaker in the Israeli
Knesset, described the burning of the mosque as "a clear cut terrorist
"This is not an isolated incident, this is not an
aberration, it is not thunder on a clear day. This is a natural outcome
of the systematic incitement against the Arab community. The poisoned
incitement against our community by many rabbis and the Nazi-like edicts
issued by some rabbinic councils, which forbid Jews from renting homes
and apartments to Arabs have finally produced this.
deterioration must be stopped immediately. We hold the government of
Israel solely responsible. We are talking about a racist, fascist and
extremist government whose policies and practices have made this crime
"Why is it that the racist rabbi of Safad has not
been arrested? Why is it that not a single Jewish terrorist responsible
for mosque torching has been arrested."
Teibi added that the best
response to the terrorist act was rehabilitating the mosque as soon as
possible and exercising a measure of self-restraint.
"This is the
most appropriate response to these racists and fascists."
Kana'an, an academic from the town of Taiba across the Green Line,
described the frequency of attacks on mosques in both in the West Bank
and in Israel as a reminder of the Kristallnacht.
"It is true
that the scope and magnitude are not the same in both cases. However, we
must recognize that the racism, the fascist spirit, the malicious
intent, the murderous and criminal zeal as well as the connivance of the
government are the same."
Kana'an argued that the Israeli
authorities were doing next to nothing to stem the tide of Jewish
fascism in occupied Palestine.
"To the world they claim they are
outraged by such acts and that they won't rest until they catch the
perpetrators, But in reality, they assure the perpetrators not to worry.
They give them money, encouragement and protection. This is the reason
that non-of the terrorists has been apprehended, let alone prosecuted
"I can say with a high degree of certitude that the
state of Israel and the government of Israel lack both the willingness
and the inclination to fight Jewish terror. After all a snake doesn't
bit its own tail."
Kana'an compared the relations between the
Israeli government of Benyamin Netanyahu and the Jewish terrorist groups
with the relations between the Nazi regime in Germany and the Hitler
The group was responsible for burning dozens of
synagogues across Germany in November 1938.
So far, a dozen
mosque in the West Bank have been torched by suspected Jewish
terrorists. None of the attackers has been arrested.
It is widely
believed the Nazi-like religious Zionist group, known as Gush Emunim,
stands behind most or all of the mosque torching.
Jewish settlers indoctrinated in extremist Talmudic theology threatened
to transform the West Bank into a huge killing field.
Palestinian efforts to obtain international backing for a prospective
Palestinian state on territories occupied by Israel in 1967, some
settler leaders warned that they would transform Palestinian population
centers into another Srebrenica.
In 1995, Serb soldiers carried
out a genocide in the Bosnian city where as many as 8000 men and boys
were massacred in cold blood.
Settler leaders, who are
effectively backed by the Israeli government and army, have made
numerous statements of late threatening to slaughter Palestinians in
case the United Nations recognizes Palestine as a state or grants
enhanced membership status to the Palestinian Authority (PA)
Kiryat Arba Rabbi Dov Lior, an extremist Talmudic sage, was quoted this
week as calling for "collective punishment" of Palestinians. He
reiterated an erstwhile incendiary Talmudic edict stating that even
Gentiles' children can be killed in time of war, "because there are no
innocents in war."
The same rabbi endorsed a recent Hebrew book
calling for murdering the "children of the enemy", especially in time of
In 1994, the elderly rabbi wholeheartedly embraced the
massacre carried out by an American-Jewish terrorist, Baruch Goldstein,
in which hundreds of Palestinian worshipers, who were praying at
Ibrahimi Mosque in downtown Hebron, were killed and injured.
rabbi praised the murderer as a great saint and hero. The same rabbi has
tens of thousands of faithful followers and supporters and is believed
to be feared by the Israel political establishment.
the main mosque at the village of Qusra near Nablus in the West Bank was
badly damaged when Jewish terrorists set its interior on fire.
Observers in the West Bank are convinced that settler terrorist gangs
have "moles" and "insiders" within the Israeli occupation army
throughout the occupied territories, which allows the terrorists to
commit acts of terror and vandalism against Palestinians without getting
In Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, an
Israeli settler ran over a Palestinian man who sustained a very serious
injury. Meanwhile, Jewish settlers urged the Israeli army to shoot and
kill Palestinians following an apparent traffic accident in which two
settlers were killed on Friday, 23 September.
Most, if not all,
settlers are indoctrinated in a virulent religious ideology that
advocates the physical annihilation of non-Jews living under Jewish
rule. According to this ideology, even pacified and "law-abiding"
Gentiles must be enslaved as "water carriers and wood cutters" in the
service of the master race.
In recent years, numerous settler
leaders elucidated their fascist ideology vis-a-vis the Palestinians.
They quoted "edicts" from ancient Talmudic texts that -- if applied --
would force millions of Palestinians to choose between enslavement by
Jews, violent expulsion or physical extermination.
follow the ideology of religious Zionism, believe that the life of a
non-Jew has no sanctity and that a Jew may even murder a non-Jew without
the slightest compunction. Some rabbinic authorities go as far as
permitting a Jew to murder a non-Jew in order to extract the victim's
vital organs if the Jew needs them.
Several decades ago, the
ideology of Gush Emunim, also known as Zionist Messianism, was marginal
among the overall Jewish population. However, the ideology looks now to
be a mainstream trend as Israeli Jewish society continues to drift
towards open fascism.
A few months ago, the spiritual leader of
Shas, the powerful political party and kingmaker representing Jews from
Arab and Muslim states claimed during a Sabbath eve homily that the
status of non-Jews in general is similar to that of beasts of burden and
that the Almighty created non-Jews, including Christian supporters of
Israel, solely to serve Jews.
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