Dr. Aaron Lerner - IMRA
The report by the independent Palestinian news agency, Ma'san, tracks the
strong response of the Israeli leadership and the Israeli security and
criminal justice system to violent Jewish incitement.
Contrast this to the response of "peace partner" Mahmoud Abbas:
#1. This Jewish incitement is by a small collection of Jews who are
outcasts of Israeli society. Similar incitement is BROADCAST on official PA
#2. The Israeli response to the incitement is for officials to publicly and
unequivocally denounce it. The Palestinian response to Palestinian
incitement - at best - is to excuse it and blame it on "the occupation".
#3. Jews who engage in violence are investigated, prosecuted and
incarcerated by Israel. Palestinians who engage in violence are recognized
by the PA as heroes and if Israel incarcerates them the PA seeks their
release and pays them compensation for being incarcerated according to a
sliding scale that pays a higher monthly payment for those whose violence
caused them to be have longer prison sentences.
Police open investigation after Israeli wedding incites murder
Dec. 24, 2015 2:55 P.M. (Updated: Dec. 24, 2015 4:56 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Israeli police have opened an investigation into the
wedding of two right-wing Israelis after video footage from the event showed
violent incitement by the attendees for the murder of Palestinians.
Israeli police spokesperson Luba al-Samri said in a statement that the
investigation was opened due to "numerous and serious offenses seen in the
video” from the Jerusalem wedding held two weeks ago.
The video shows Israelis present at the wedding dancing and singing songs
about revenge while waving knives and guns in the air.
At one point during the ceremony, a masked Israeli youth waves a firebomb
while another stabs a photo of Ali Dawabsha, an 18-month-old Palestinian
burned alive in an arson attack carried out by Jewish extremists over the
The infant’s parents later died from severe burns, leaving their
four-year-old child Ahmad as the sole survivor of the attack.
After Israeli news Channel 10 aired clips from the wedding video, it was
transferred to the attorney general who decided Wednesday that an
investigation would be opened, al-Samri said.
Channel 10 reported that guns issued by the Israeli army as well as licensed
pistols were passed around at the reception from hand to hand, including
children, according to Israeli media.
Israeli daily Haaretz reported that the wedding was for a couple “very well
known in the radical right," and was condemned by Israeli politicians across
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the video showed "the real
face of a group that poses danger to Israeli society and security,” the
Controversy over the video erupted as the suspects in the Dawabsha murder
case have yet to be convicted, and Israel’s domestic security agency Shin
Bet has received push-back from right-wing groups over its conduct in the
The Shin Bet last week warned that the case revealed the growing threat of
Jewish terror organizations against the Israeli state as well as regional
Israel has received criticism from the international community and rights
groups in the past regarding government policies that allow Israeli settlers
to attack Palestinians with total immunity, and the case of the Dawabsha
murders have been followed closely.
Suspected Israeli extremists on Tuesday attacked a West Bank Palestinian
home with tear gas, spray painting the phrases “revenge” and “hello from the
detainees of Zion” in Hebrew on the side of the home.