11 thoughts on “Israel Wreaks Revenge on Jenin – Tikun Olam תיקון עולם إصلاح العالم
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  1. I am a Jew. When I was raised, we were taught that Israel was a noble place, that our army was the most moral. My parents thought the USA was the greatest country in the world and was a friend, as it should be to Israel, I thought I was so lucky to be living in America and to be Jewish. It turned out to be a lie. It was always a lie – from the beginning. My mother having lived through WWII hated the Germans for what they did. She never forgave them. I also will never forgive Israel for their nazi-like behaviour. The Jewish, Zionist state is an abomination to all Jews who believe in decency and justice.

  2. This pre-emptive operation in Jenin successfully dismantled the largest terror hub in the West Bank.
    A large cache of explosives and weapons were seized before they could be used to target innocent Israeli civilians.

    A one hundred year cycle of violence with no end in sight.

  3. “Israeli media call it a terror attack. It isn’t. It is an act of armed resistance against an occupying power, which a 1982 UN resolution declared legitimate ”

    The UN said no such thing. The UN said that a people living under occupation can engage in armed resistance.
    The UN does not allow for carrying out acts of terror against non-combatant civilians.

    UN Security Council Resolution 1566 (2004) gives terrorism a definition as:

    “criminal acts, including against civilians, committed with the intent to cause death or serious
    bodily injury, or taking of hostages, with the purpose to provoke a state of terror in the general
    public or in a group of persons or particular persons, intimidate a population or compel a
    government or an international organization to do or to abstain from doing any act.

    A UN panel, on March 17, 2005, described terrorism as any act “intended to cause death or serious
    bodily harm to civilians or non-combatants with the purpose of intimidating a population or compelling a
    government or an international organization to do or abstain from doing any act.”

    1. @ chad fisher:

      The UN does not allow for carrying out acts of terror against non-combatant civilians.

      Wrong. The 1982 resolution, which you conveniently omit, says that armed resistance is legitimate. It makes no reference to civilians or non-civilians. You’ve also refused to understand that Israelis are not civilians. As I wrote, again you ignored this point, for Israel there is no such thing as a Palestinian civilian. It murders them idiscriminately, as you can see in the Twitter video in which an unarmed Jenin resident is murdered in cold blood. So if no Palestinian is a civilian, then no Israeli is a civilian. There cannnot be two separate definitions for the same act. You are saying Palestinians must treat Israelis as civilians without conceding that Israel must obey the same principle.

      And don’t bother arguing that Israel respects or makes any effort to distinguish Palestinian civilians. That would be a lie and I know you believe in truth and facts rather than lies and propaganda (a bit or irony).

      1. In the matter of targeting, international law tends to distinguish not civilians in particular but protected non-combatants.

        A non-combatant, who keeps tanks running, can be targeted, but a wounded or captured soldier, who no longer participates in combat, is a protected non-combatant.

        1. @ Jonathan: What about Palestinians who are disarmed and incapacitated after being wounded, yet executed anyway? “Protected non-combatant?” If so, protected by whom? International law? Idraeli law??

  4. ” You’ve also refused to understand that Israelis are not civilians”

    Right. And Jews are sub-humans,

    You have become a monster.
    I’m done with you. I’ll no longer engage your corrupting evils.

    Turn and face Jesus. It’s not too late.

    1. @chad: No, I am a Jew and Jews are not “sub-human.” But many Israelis are. Especially the generals, prime ministers, spy chiefs, and Judeo fascists are.

      As for being a “monster,” I’d say murdering thousands of Palestinians over the past decade, more than qualifies as monstrous.

      “Jesus?” WTF??

      Have a good flight to Ben Gurion. Im sure we won’t have to wait long for the new Hasbara flack to take up residence here.

  5. Re the NYTimes reports of this: They use the word “terrorist” for Palestinians which they cannot somehow, because of fear of their readership I suppose, replace it with “resistance”. Israel has been doing the terrorizing, and oppression to a much greater degree. And so this is the Palestinian response. Illegal Israeli settlers now have impunity.
    Palestinians have a growing population. They, the young especially are living without hope. Neighboring Arab eyes and the eyes of the world are elsewhere. So the violence brings attention back to this situation.
    Israeli’s are, for this latest mowing of the grass seemingly. Israel justifies aggression with ornate arguments and lies, claims victimhood (unbelievably), asks for sympathy. Recent demonstrations are not about the occupation but about losing their version of democracy, a democracy that does not include Palestinians. I am at the point of only regretting our unconditional support. I deplore our complicity in this.
    The Palestinian situation, with new young blood, is likely to worsen because they have no hope.

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