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    • Elisabeth
    • 02.01.12 | 10:01 (IST)

    How can he speak of "the unfathomable passivity of the Palestinians with regard to organizing civil, non-violent protest against the settlements"? Has A.B. Yehoshua never heard of the unarmed demonstrations in Nabi Saleh, Bil'in, Nil'in, Al Walaja, Iraq Burin...etc. "The Palestinians passively watch accelerated settlement construction"? Really? Surely this is a joke. How can he claim that they are "unlike their brethren in Syria and other Arab states" when they too, every week, face army bullets,and tear gas canisters shot straight at the head? (In their case, these are not fired by their own compatriots though, but by the Israeli army.) He accuses the Palestinians of having dubious motives for "staying asleep at nights when thugs burn their mosques". Has he considered the possibility that they actually value their lives, and know it would be suicide to confront heavily armed settler thugs? And on occasions whey they HAVE resisted the settlers, the army intervened and shot at THEM instead of the settlers.

    from the article: An unwelcome intro to the binational state
    First published 03:53 02.01.12 | Last updated 03:53 02.01.12
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