This is not a situation that has come up all of the sudden, it is an ongoing phenomenon that is based on the fallacy that Jews are not only better than Palestinians, but that they are better than anyone else. Being one of gods chosen people gives you certain privileges like hating and demeaning the Palestinians in their own land and homes. So why the surprise at the action, or rather inaction, of the officials ? It was, is and will always be a tacit policy that is even taught at home, if you are Jewish, and the Palestinians are reciprocating with hate to everything Israeli. The deep religious delusion that god will protect Israel no matter what, has a certain effect that would entice people to go beyond any limits of reason or human interaction on this earth. Thanks Haaretz for trying to open people's eyes to something the world should have left behind after the tragedies the Nazis inflected on many.
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from the article: The silence after the lynch of Israel's Arabs