Are you working for the International Solidarity Movement? Do you speak Arabic? "I am an American who has been living in Bethlehem for the past month and I would like to clear something up about Jews in Palestine. Contrary to what Proud zionist says, the reason there are very few Jews in Palestine (what was it, 1%) has little to do with any deep-seated hatred of Jews." What are you talking about? These people started attacking Jews in the early 1900s, long before any "occupation." There was a massacre of Jews in Hebron in the 20s. The Palestinian LIBERATION movement was founded in '64, three years before the "occupation." The Palestinians attacked Jews on Yom Kippur and started a war. The PA just apologized to Belgium for using Belgium's money to teach the notoriously anti-Semitic "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" in PA schools. The Palestinians just concluded a four year terror war after rejecting peace at Camp David and not counter-offering. "I`ve traveled all through the West Bank and talked to Palestinian Christians and Muslims, liberal and conservative, non-violent and militant. None of them hate Jews or think that Israel has no right to exist" At least that's what they tell gullible Americans in English. "(admittedly I can`t speak for Hamas, but that is a different story and, despite their popularity in the polls,..." You don't need to speak for them. Their terror attack yesterday spoke volumes. "they would welcome peace and a diverse, vibrant society of Muslims, Christians and Jews." They have been brainwashed since infancy by a closed press and a ridiculous school system to believe Jews are the devil. Not to mention the fact that Islamic extremism is a worrying phenomenon around the globe. Why should "Palestine" be different? I'm sure you've got a good heart, but this org. you are working for is feeding you bologna along with their hummous.
Abbas to urge UN to pressure Israel to permit entrance to Palestinian refugees from Syria (Haaretz)
from the article: Settlers `tattoo' ID numbers on their arms