Tagged: Extremism

Israeli Policies Sparked the Deadly Duma Fire
Sandy Tolan, The Los Angeles Times

Israeli Policies Sparked the Deadly Duma Fire

Friday's horrific arson attack on a Palestinian home by suspected Israeli extremists, in which an 18-month-old Palestinian toddler was burned to death, was, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared, "a terrorist crime." What he did not say was that the attack on the Dawabshe family home, in the West Bank village of Duma, fits into a larger pattern of settler violence and domination over Palestinian civilians.

on August 5, 2015
Palestinian Teen Killed Amid Protests Against Arson Attack
The Huffington Post

Palestinian Teen Killed Amid Protests Against Arson Attack

An 18-year-old protester shot by Israeli troops during a demonstration over the killing of a Palestinian toddler died of his wounds Saturday, Palestinian health officials said. Ahmad Betawi, the director of the Ramallah hospital, said Laith al-Khaldi died after being shot in the chest Friday during a demonstration over the burning death of a Palestinian toddler in a fire set by suspected Jewish extremists.

on August 1, 2015
Anti-Arab Racism Up After Gaza War and Election Campaign, Report Says
Jack Khoury, Haaretz

Anti-Arab Racism Up After Gaza War and Election Campaign, Report Says

The summer Gaza war and winter election campaign increased the incidence of racism in Israel, including anti-Arab acts, the group the Coalition Against Racism said Tuesday. The report was due to be presented at the Knesset at an event launching a parliamentary caucus against racism.

on July 14, 2015
As Israelis Are Tried in a Palestinian’s Murder, Agonizing Intimacy in Court
Isabel Kershner, The New York Times

As Israelis Are Tried in a Palestinian’s Murder, Agonizing Intimacy in Court

The slightly plump Israeli teenager on the witness stand insisted that he had not known the plan was to kill, and had “never dreamed” it would end that way. The teenager, a second youth and one adult, Yosef Haim Ben-David, 30, are on trial in Jerusalem District Court, charged with the abduction and premeditated murder of a Palestinian teenager, Muhammad Abu Khdeir.

on July 6, 2015
Israeli settlers are using archaeological digs as cover to take Palestinian land
Jon Stone, The Independent

Israeli settlers are using archaeological digs as cover to take Palestinian land

Isareli settlers are colonising Palestinian territory under the guise of moving in to areas to protect historic archaeological sites, the British government has said. Ministers say they are concerned that the Israeli government agency in charge of preserving historic artefacts is undermining efforts for peace in the region by working with a group of “radical” settlers.

on March 23, 2015
Right-wing Israeli activist hurls juice at Arab lawmaker
The Washington Post/AP

Right-wing Israeli activist hurls juice at Arab lawmaker

A right-wing activist threw a bottle of juice at a contentious Israeli Arab lawmaker and called her a “terrorist” at a political gathering in central Israel. Lawmaker Hanin Zoabi, who is running for re-election in the March 17 parliament elections, says the commotion erupted during a Tel Aviv event she attended on Tuesday.

on March 3, 2015
Israeli extremists set fire to Christian seminary in Jerusalem
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli extremists set fire to Christian seminary in Jerusalem

Suspected Israeli extremists set fire to a Greek Orthodox seminary in the Old City of Jerusalem on Thursday and sprayed hate slogans on the walls, police said. Israeli spokeswoman Luba al-Samri said that the fire was started at 4:00 a.m and caused damage to a bathroom and shower room before firefighters controlled the blaze.

on February 26, 2015
West Bank Mosque Torched by Suspected Israeli Extremists
The New York Times/AP

West Bank Mosque Torched by Suspected Israeli Extremists

Suspected Israeli extremists have torched a Palestinian mosque in the West Bank and left Hebrew graffiti at the site. Jibreen al-Bakri, governor of the Bethlehem region, says the mosque in the village of Jabaa near Bethlehem was set alight at dawn Wednesday, damaging the mosque's walls and carpeted floor.

on February 25, 2015
U.S. rabbi: Arabs in Israel ‘must be vanquished’
Ben Sales, Haaretz

U.S. rabbi: Arabs in Israel ‘must be vanquished’

The rabbi of a major modern Orthodox synagogue in New Jersey has written a blog post that calls for Israel to collectively punish Arab Israelis and Palestinians until they realize “they have no future in the land of Israel.”

on November 24, 2014
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