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Israelis Express Hate-Filled Racism on Death of 9
By Paul Balles
Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, March 12, 2012
This article "Who is the real enemy?" reveals how dozens of Israeli thugs
expressed their hate-filled racism online following the death of nine
Palestinian children and one adult in a bus accident in Palestine.
A story appeared in Israel’s Haaretz newspaper last month about what
happened after nine Palestinian children and one adult were killed in a
school bus accident north of Jerusalem.
In “Enemies, a hate story”,
Gideon Levy described the coverage of the story as "Workmanlike overall if
faceless and depersonalized."
The accident would have been followed
by "a lot more blood and tears" if the children had been Jewish, adds Levy.
But worse than ignoring the tragic deaths of the children when an
Israeli truck overturned their bus were the nasty, hateful things that
Israelis had to say on the internet.
They revealed their names and
their Facebook photos, spewing forth nauseating, hate-permeated racism that
seemed to exceed anything seen here previously," wrote Levy.
these are Palestinian children," Benny Dazanashvili wrote on Twitter.
"It seems these are Palestinians ... God willing," posted Tal Biton.
"I hope every day there is a bus like this," chipped in Itai
“Dozens, if not hundreds, of Internet surfers said a prayer
of thanks - for the terrible death by fire of young children on a school
field trip - and the responses were featured on the web pages of the prime
minister and the Israel Police and the Walla! Web portal,” wrote Levy.
The only light came from Meira Baruch, who wrote: "I'm 63 years old. Only a
few times in my life have I been ashamed to be a Jew. Today I am ashamed.
How can anyone rejoice over the death of little children?"
Levy says next should be covered in every major newspaper and TV station in
the West: "Enemies, a hate story. In the past few years, anti-Arab hatred
and racism have reached monstrous proportions and are no longer restricted
to a negligible minority."
These Israelis are inviting a blowback of
hatred from Palestinians who have generally been placid. Of all who should
know better, young Jews should have learned how high a price accompanies
Levy comments on the difference in attitudes between
the Palestinians and Israelis: "Palestinians I have met over the years, all
of them victims of the occupation, speak about their dream of living
together in peace while the majority of Israelis dream of "the separation".
Herein lies the problem for both Israelis and Palestinians. If the
Israelis dream of “the separation” they anticipate the elimination of all
but Jews from Palestine.
Many of these Israelis still have illusions
of eliminating Palestinians by forcing them out of both Gaza and the West
Bank and into refugee camps in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Egypt.
Despite the talk about a two-state solution, the evidence of real Israeli
intentions exists in the Wall (meant to divide farm lands), the theft of
water sources and the continued development of settlements.
occasions recently, Palestinians have reported unprovoked abuse by Israelis
in the settlements. The government does nothing to stop this kind of
behaviour; fitting only what Gideon Levy called “a dream of separation”.
On February 22, PLO Executive Committee member and lawmaker Hanan
Ashrawi called on the European Union to rescue the two-state solution. “We
call on European countries to translate policy into action and implement new
creative initiatives to rescue the two-state solution before Israel destroys
the chances for peace.”
Ashrawi’s is the voice Levy referred to as
the Palestinian’s “dream of living together in peace.” Her call to the
European Union to act conveys her hope that the Europeans may help the peace
process where others have failed.
Meanwhile, Israel approves
building over 500 settlement units.