Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Articles like this are infuriating. 500 Illegal settlers in a town with 160,000 Palestinians and the squatters occupy one building and did not even buy that building. They are squatters. And the Hebron settlers are using their entrenched position as a means of keeping IDF soldiers present and eventually expanding the settlement. They throw feces and garbage on the Palestinians in the street below. Miraculously, none of this is ever reported in the NYT or WP or the Christian Science Monitor. But this story is. If these New York Jews are so passionate about the Hebron settlers let them go there and squat. Leave this country. Go. Issues like this hurt Israel and its main sponsor, the US. But the members in this group don't care about that. They would rather make a political statement which is insulting to the 9 Turks who were murdered by the Israelis and to the many participants in the Gaza aid flotilla.