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Friday, 4 July 2014

|The Killing of Palestinian and Israeli Teenagers Demonstrates The Difference Between The Treatment of Palestinian and Jewish Life

The Killing of Israeli Teenagers is Political, the Killing of Palestinian Teenager is Criminal

The difference between the treatment of the killing of a Palestinian teenager and the three Israeli teenagers says everything you need to know about Israeli indifference to Palestinian life.  The unspoken message if 'they'  love death, we love life.  racism as a letter I wrote appears in today’s Independent.


And now it emerges that a 15-year-old cousin of Muhammad’s, visiting for the summer from the US, was the victim in video footage of a savage beating by armed Israeli police. They kicked and punched him relentlessly after he was cuffed and lying on the ground. He is still under arrest, apparently without charge. - See more at: http://www.jonathan-cook.net/blog/2014-07-05/four-families-grieve-one-is-under-assault/#sthash.aQeCasAu.dpuf

Dror Eydar, a columnist for Israel Hayom,summed this up in an article:  ‘Murder of Israeli Teens Highlights Palestinian Culture of Death’

Murdered Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khdair
This racist attitude was first articulated by Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir:  'Peace will come when the Arabs start to love their children more than they hate us.' (The Agony of the Promised Land (2004) by Joshua Levy, Ch. 23 "The Hope for Peace", p. 187)  

The Result of Israeli bombing of Gaza - Netanyahu  Knows Who the Killers of the Israeli Teens are.


And now it emerges that a 15-year-old cousin of Muhammad’s, visiting for the summer from the US, was the victim in video footage of a savage beating by armed Israeli police. They kicked and punched him relentlessly after he was cuffed and lying on the ground. He is still under arrest, apparently without charge. - See more at: http://www.jonathan-cook.net/blog/2014-07-05/four-families-grieve-one-is-under-assault/#sthash.aQeCasAu.dpuf

 ‘in response to the kidnapping and killing of the Israeli teenagers, Israeli jets and helicopters launched dozens of air strikes across the Gaza Strip overnight on Monday, just hours after the bodies of three abducted Israeli teenagers were found in a shallow grave near the southern West Bank city of Hebron.' 

 The air strikes… came after the Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, vowed the militant Islamist group Hamas, blamed by Israel for the kidnapping, would "pay a heavy price".

Of course there were no air strikes on the settlements where the killers of Muhammad Abu Khdeir are based.  Such an idea is unthinkable to Netanyahu and his cabinet of killers.

At the Israeli teenagers funerals, which were effectively state funerals, Netanyahu waxed lyrical:  "I know the pain of mourning; there is nothing worse than that," he said standing by the three coffins, each draped with the blue and white Israeli flag.

Addressing their parents, he said: "The whole nation has witnessed your inner strength and that of the rest of your family," their children were "attacked by murderers who violated the decree: 'Never cast a hand on a child'". Guardian 1.7.14.

When Netanyahu condemns murder of Palestinian teenager,  he adopted a very different tone.  Nothing about casting a hand on a child or the pain of mourning, after all Palestinians don’t mourn, they glory in violence.  Whereas Netanhayu knew the identity of the killers of the Israeli teenagers, he didn’t ‘know yet the motives or identities of the perpetrators. 'We will bring to justice the criminals responsible of this despicable crime whoever they may be.” Guardian 1.7.14



It now emerges that a 15-year-old cousin of Muhammad’s, visiting for the summer from the US, was the victim in video footage of a savage beating by armed Israeli police. They kicked and punched him relentlessly after he was cuffed and lying on the ground. He is still under arrest, apparently without charge. - See more at: http://www.jonathan-cook.net/blog/2014-07-05/four-families-grieve-one-is-under-assault/#sthash.aQeCasAu.dpuf and http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/1.603184

The killers of the Israeli teenagers were politically motive, Hamas of course, but the killers of a Palestinian teenager were criminals.  They had no political motive when they killed 16-year-old Muhammad Abu Khdeir, the Palestinian teenager whose body was found on Wednesday, July 2 in Jerusalem’s forest area. 

Netanyahu’s response to the murder of a Palestinian teenager was much more measures:  Murder, riots, incitement, vigilantism — they have no place in our democracy,”
Netanyahu condemns murder of Palestinian teenager. The Times of Israel
4th July   2014 

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