חסכנות גנטית: גם מפר איסור פרסום, גם מפיץ פייק ניוז, גם מכאיב למשפחה וגם מנסה לעשות הון פוליטי על הדם. הכל בעלות של ציוץ אחד! pic.twitter.com/XzxNM62gPS
— Ben Caspit בן כספית (@BenCaspit) February 9, 2019
UPDATE: Aftet this post was published, Haaretz reported the the victim’s body was discovered naked and she had been sexually assaulted. In many years of such tragedies, this is the first time i know of that sexual violence has been involved in such a crime.
Earlier this week, a young Israeli woman serving her year of national service in Jerusalem, was stabbed to death. Earlier today, Israeli police announced they’d arrested a Palestinian suspect in her murder. This crime was yet another in a long line of violence and counter-violence by Israelis and Palestinians.
In an Israeli context, whenever such a brutal murder occurs, there are bloodthirsty cries by the Israeli far-right (which dominates the political scene) for vengeance. When such murders are committed either by Israeli security forces or settlers, there are barely murmurs from Israeli authorities (aside from pro forma faux distress, which means little).
This case too has not disappointed. Bibi Netanyahu’s son, Yair, posted to Facebook the false claim that the victim, Ori Ansbacher, was raped and decapitated. No media outlet and no police source has raised such an allegation. That hasn’t stopped Israel’s version of a cross between Breitbart News and 4chan, Rotter, from amplifying the claim.
Netanyahu’s son’s diatribe, dripping with hatred for Palestinians (whom he calls “Arabs”) is quite reminiscent of racialism and sexual purity themes espoused by German Nazis:
A pure Jewess, age 19, brutally raped and murdered at the hands of the Arab enemy. She was decapitated. May Ori’s memory be a blessing.
Of course, all the media remain silent and yawns. This isn’t a “price tag” [attack] with graffiti on an Arab’s wall. Just a Jewess, even worse, a settler. Not interesting.
His characterization of the victim as racially pure echoes similar claims by the Nazis that Aryan women were the purest of the pure; the bearers of the future master race. Anyone who sullies the reputation of such a woman insults not only her womanhood, but the entire Aryan race. There is also little difference here between Netanyahu’s screed and the rantings of American white supremacists.
This was the same Yair Netanyahu who demanded that the son of a wealthy Israeli whose father benefitted from Netanyahu’s decisions, pay for their joint night out at a Tel Aviv strip club (no indication if the strippers were pure-blood Jewesses). Netanyahu fils also works for one of the sleazier lawfare NGOs, Shurat HaDin, founded in collaboration of the Mossad.
To be clear, this was, as described in Israeli media, a brutal murder. While Ansbacher lived in the settlement of Tekoa, she was not a soldier and not a member of the security forces. She was, in short, yet another victim of the endless hatred between Israeli Jews and Palestinians.
But before I permit the Israeli apologists among us (and in the comment thread) to get into high dudgeon, let’s not forget the 200 Gazans murdered in cold blood by IDF snipers over the past six months. Let’s not forget the two children similarly murdered yesterday in Great March of Return protests. If we wait for Yair Netanyahu and his Israeli Brown Shirts to shed a tear for them, we’ll be waiting at least until the messiah comes, if not longer.