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  1. ‘… In this way, Israel can have its cake and eat it too: it can enforce an illegal unconscionable siege on Gaza, then use the suffering it generates to further criminalize those Palestinians seeking to ameliorate it. A diabolical, but totally Israeli method of causing suffering and then amplifying it…’

    Tut, tut. Only an anti-Semite would talk like that. To be Israeli is diabolical?

    You’d better tone it down, Richard. You wouldn’t want to be an anti-semite.

    1. @ Colin Wright: If a good Jew like Bernie Sanders can be an “anti-Semite,” why not me too?

      Just in case some humorless twit comes along and claims I admitted to being an anti-Semite, it’s satire stupid!

  2. “Israeli media will no doubt credulously accept this untested narrative and perhaps even falsely declare that Khatib “confessed” or “acknowledged” her crimes. A hasbarist here in the comment threads has used such a false portrayal.”

    Untrue. What I wrote was a direct quote, cut and paste, from YnetNews, which said that Ms KHatteb had “admitted during her questioning to having helped the terror group divert aid funds for terror projects and gather intelligence.”

    Richard. Isn’t your ‘bully pulpit’ big enough, that you don’t have to make ‘straw men’ to beat on?

    BTW, what distinguishes this case from the WorldView Australian charity case, is that here, Shabak has identified, by name, the two Hamas contacts Ms Khateeb had been in contact with.

    1. @Lemonade:

      Isn’t your bully pulpit big enough, that you don’t have to make straw men to beat on?

      You poor soul. Having to endure my savage tirades undefended. It must be very hard for you…

      As for “beating on you,” that’s a bit harsh don’t you think? If you don’t like my treatment then I’d suggest you start being more careful with your claims, and paraphrasing articles more precisely.

      As for the difference between this case and previous ones…naming Kahtib’s “accomplices” does not make them actual accomplices. It makes it yet another in a long list of claims, almost always unsupported by evidence or fact by the secret police. Her accomplices could be anyone they dig up from anywhere.

      BTW, I reported years ago on an Israeli Palestinian sentenced to 9 years in prison. His crime? He had breakfast during an environmental conference in Amman with a landscape designer who Shabak claimed was a Hezbollah Operative. So that’s all it takes with the Shabak: have breakfast with the wrong guy; go to prison for 9 years. Proof the Jordanian was a Hezbollah agent? Lacking. There’s a motto: don’t believe everything you hear. With the Shabak it’s: don’t believe anything you hear, see, or read.

  3. I wonder how they picked her from the tens of thousands of other arabs in israel. i guess it’s a lottery system.

    1. @ qedo: If your comment was just cynical snark meant to be satire it would be one thing. But the fact that you think there are “tens of thousands of arabs [sic] in israel” shows you are ignorant. Also wondering why you can’t be bothered to capitalize the words “Arab” and “Israel.”

  4. “Breakfast with a landscape designer”?
    Please.

    Ameer Makhoul signed a plea bargain with the prosecution, in which he admitted to contacting a foreign agent, conspiring to assisting an enemy in a time of war, and aggravated espionage for Hezbollah.

    The indictment against Makhoul says he met with Hezbollah agents during his travels and, on at least 10 separate ocassions, handed them information on the location of Mossad and Rafael facilities. He also attempted, unsuccessfully, to gain knowledge of the Shin Bet chief’s residence.

    As far as the claims of torture go, the State Prosecutor said, “There were also unfounded rumors about wrongful means allegedly used by the Shin Bet and police in order to extract a false confession. In the final admission before the court the defendant puts an end to these rumors and clarifies beyond a doubt that his confession is real.”

    https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3975751,00.html

    1. @ Lemonade: “Please,” yourself. Here’s how plea bargains work for Palestinians. You can do a deal and get out in 10 years. If you do a deal, you admit guilt. It is no reflection of reality or truth. It is merely a deal done cynically (on the Israeli side) to spare you from spending the rest of your life in prison.

      If you refuse a deal because you’re innocent and will not admit guilt…well, good luck to you. You remain pure as the driven snow in your own mind and your family’s. But the Shabak will keep you in jail forever. You’ll never get out. And they can (and will) do this. Dirar Abu Sisi, a proud, stubborn and courageous man, resisted a plea deal for four years. During which his health deteriorated seriously. Finally, he was ground into the ground having lost half his body weight and with serious maladies, and agreed to a deal. He too admitted that he was ‘Hamas’ rocket engineer’ even though he knew absolutely nothing about rockets. My research and the expert witnesses called on his behalf proved the charges were a sham. But hey, Abusisi is an admitted rocket engineer and it says clear as day on the legal papers that he was. But he wasn’t. Everyone knows he wasn’t: Shabak knows, the judge knows, his family knows. You apparently don’t, because you’re a credulous hasbarist.

      So don’t get me started on the system of prostitution of justice that is the Israeli court system. It’s a racket the Shabak has got going. Like Moloch, it needs sacrificial victims to feed the beast and poor folks like Khatib, Makhoul and Abusisi are the ones fed to this proverbial lion. They’re the expendable ones Shabak needs in order to keep Israelis believing they need secret police like them to protect them from the “Arab hordes.”

      As for Makhoul, what was his real offense? He was a political activist and Palestinian nationalist. He didn’t meet Hassan Jaja 10 times. He met with him one time, as I wrote, at a conference in Amman, where he had breakfast with the man. That’s it. And you’d better believe that I know more about this case than you, Ynet and almost any Israeli. I also know the lies that were spun in prosecuting it.

      The real reason they went after Makhoul? The then-Shabak chief said explicitly that such political leaders were a threat to the nation and he was going to pursue them and destroy them in order to protect the state. What did they do to deserve their fate? Plant bombs? Surveil IDF installations? Utter bullshit. But this sham case was the result. Makhoul knew no more about spying on Israel than he knew the correct numbers to win the lottery.

      So please stop peddling bullshit here. I researched the Makhoul case. I wrote many posts about it. So you’re not gonna piss on my back and tell me its rain. Got that?

      Don’t publish another comment in this thread.

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