Hundreds of thousands of Jewish Israelis have taken to the streets in recent weeks, demanding economic justice. It’s a truly inspiring scene in Tel Aviv and elsewhere. In response, the police have acted with restraint, even in a few instances where things got a little out of hand. What will happen if the Palestinians peacefully take to the streets in September in support of their statehood bid at the United Nations? Per the Israeli government, they can expect gas canisters, smoke, the full force of the Israeli Defense Forces and if necessary, live bullets.
I guess some lives are just worth more than others.
UPDATE: The IDF raids a West Bank village five times this month for no reason whatsoever. Residents say they think the Israeli military is practicing for September. This is just blatant, illegal harassment. I thought the West Bank was largely under Palestinian control? I guess not if the IDF can just come in and attack a village whenever they damn well please. Oh, but it’s self defense for Israel, right? Self defense against what? It’s nothing but bullying and provocation. Perhaps Israel is hoping for the Palestinians to become violent so they (the IDF) will have an excuse to kill as many of them as possible. How much can any person put up with? How many Americans would tolerate this kind of provocation without fighting back? Rather than denouncing the Palestinians we should be commending them for their incredible patience in NOT taking the bait and responding with violence.
No wonder Israel is so afraid all the time- they are afraid the world is seeing them for what they really are.