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Tue Mar 22, 2016, 08:01 AM

Violence in Palestine

What they communicate is that life for a whole generation born under Oslo is increasingly suffocating and generating a new type of anger. These acts communicate to Israel that Palestinians havenít disappeared and can still pose a threat to its bureaucratic and military control of Palestinians.


Explaining the New Violence in Palestine

Recent events have shown how untenable Israelís dream of ďoccupation with securityĒ is.
by Bashir Abu-Manneh
3-17-2016

United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon made some illuminating remarks about Israel-Palestine last month. After a ritual condemnation of Palestinian violence, he added a comment that enraged Israelís government and politicians.

As oppressed peoples have demonstrated throughout the ages, it is human nature to react to occupation, which often serves as a potent incubator of hate and extremism.


Such crude descent into causality was troubling for Israel. For the head of such an important institution to attribute blame to the country for the current wave of attacks can only be met with claims that the secretary general is a terrorist sympathizer.

Never short of linguistic acrobatics, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu lead the charge by saying that Ban Ki-moon was ďstoking terror.Ē He continued that:

The Palestinian terrorists donít want to build a state; they want to destroy a state, and they say that proudly. They want to murder Jews everywhere and they state that proudly. They donít murder for peace and they donít murder for human rights.
For Netanyahu, there are two reasons that can explain the current wave of stabbings and car rammings against Israeli soldiers and civilians. First and foremost, there is the cultural reason: they murder us because they are antisemitic. And they are so because of their religion and culture.


For Netanyahu, there are two reasons that can explain the current wave of stabbings and car rammings against Israeli soldiers and civilians. First and foremost, there is the cultural reason: they murder us because they are antisemitic. And they are so because of their religion and culture ...

More here: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/03/israel-palestine-netanyahu-stabbings-fatah-hamas/

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Tue Mar 22, 2016, 06:42 PM

1. And no matter the country,

when you wrote:

As oppressed peoples have demonstrated throughout the ages, it is human nature to react to occupation, which often serves as a potent incubator of hate and extremism.


it will always hold true. The Irish/English conflict persists in Northern Ireland 500 years after the English first transplanted the Scots into Ireland.

The Afghanis, Vietnamese, Africans from all areas, Algeria, and on and on. All react the same to occupation and dispossession.

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