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posted 08 March 2004 05:39 PM      Profile for lagatta     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post

An eloquent short article by Israeli journalist Amira Hass on the (wilful) failure to comprehend the Palestinian's living situation.

From: Se non ora, quando? | Registered: Apr 2002  |  IP: Logged
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posted 09 March 2004 12:47 AM      Profile for beluga2     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Superb, as always.

In the IDF's targeted assassinations, 46 of those killed were the targets of the attacks - and 80 were passersby killed with "pinpoint prevention."

For those who like to make up excuses for this sort of shit: that's 37% "evil terrorists who deserve to die", versus 63% "regrettable but acceptable collateral damage". There's your damned "precision".

Sick, sick, sick.

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posted 09 March 2004 10:45 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
From the sick to the obscene:

“X” marks the Israeli-Arab workers at Knesset building site
Hard hats worn by Israeli-Arab builders of the Knesset's new wing marked with a red “X” -- to aid security snipers. ADL criticizes move; speaker Rivlin orders practice stopped.

The distinctions between workers at the construction site aroused harsh reactions. “I think this is a shameful disgrace for the Knesset”, MK Issam Mahoul (Hadash-Ta’al) told Maariv. “This is exactly the kind of thing that creates people like Eliran Golan [who was arrested last week for bombing Mahoul's car]. I have no problem with security needs but this kind of marking is insufferable. If it isn’t removed, I will insist that it be replaced with a yellow patch”.

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posted 10 March 2004 05:47 AM      Profile for aRoused     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Good to see the ADL wading in on the Israeli Arabs' side of things.

For me, the key statement is this:

MK Mohammad Barakeh (Hadash-Ta’al) announced that he would raise the subject during a meeting of the Knesset Presidium today. “This is reminiscent of darker times and places in history."

Any guesses what 'darker time and place' he's talking about? You know, a recent time when people of certain backgrounds had to wear bright, distinctive badges in a public place to identify them?

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Rufus Polson
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posted 10 March 2004 02:36 PM      Profile for Rufus Polson     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
My god.
It's good to see at least that there's some outrage about it in Israel . . . this time.
But I do wonder; it seems as if they're constantly taking things a step further, there's outrage, then six months later it's "normal" and nobody cares any more. What road is Israel going down?

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posted 10 March 2004 02:51 PM      Profile for Doug   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Fear causes people to accept all kinds of awful things they might not otherwise.
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