Ynetnews reports that Israeli extremists have defaced the home of Anat Kamm’s parents in Jerusalem’s Ramot neighborhood with the graffiti:
Kamm traitors–price tag for spies
Keep in mind that the far-right settlers have adopted a policy called “price tag,” they believe will discourage the government from withdrawing from settlements. Essentially, it involves low level terror attacks on Palestinian targets for every instance of government faint-heartedness in the face of demands that it compromise with the Palestinians. So the Kamm graffiti should be seen in that context, as a warning from the settler movement and their allies that not just Anat Kamm, but her entire family, and by extension the entire Israeli peace camp are traitors and scum.
The hate embodied in this act is spurred by the statements of the Shin Bet director himself, Yuval Diskin, who has called Kamm’s leaking of IDF documents a grave act of espionage, which it in no way is. I call on the Israeli authorities to protect the Kamms. In fact, one wonders how a woman whose house is under constant surveillance by the police could’ve had it tagged without them knowing. If any further violence occurs, it will be the responsibility of those in government who are fomenting this lynch mob atmosphere against Anat Kamm.
And don’t forget that while the hooligans blame the entire Kamm family for treason, her father is a fully disabled IDF veteran. I guess serving one’s country doesn’t count for much when you’re a settler. In fact, this week the yeshiva students at Yitzhar violently attacked IDF soldiers guarding their settlement and sent several to the hospital.
Kamm’s mother, seen here standing courageously next to her defaced home, sees her daughter’s actions in the proper perspective:
“It’s clear that the Shin Bet built a crazy espionage story. I cannot imagine why handing documents to a journalist is considered spying. It’s just not true,” says Anat’s mother, Ada Gersht.