Incitement and Violence against Arabs in Israel Today

Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, in context of the kidnapping of three Israeli youths (6/30/14):

 “Vengeance for the blood of a small child, Satan has not yet created.”

 Rabbi Noam Perel, secretary-general of Bnei Akiva (worldwide Jewish youth movement) (Haaretz, 7/2/14):

“An entire nation and thousands of years of history demand revenge,” Perel posted on his Facebook page, shortly after the bodies were found.

 “The government of Israel is gathering for a revenge meeting that isn’t a grief meeting. The landlord has gone mad at the sight of his sons’ bodies. A government that turns the army of searchers to an army of avengers, an army that will not stop at 300 Philistine foreskins,” Perel wrote, alluding to the biblical tale of David, who killed 200 Philistines and gave their foreskins to King Saul as the bride price for his daughter.

 “The disgrace will be paid for with the blood of the enemy, not with our tears,” Perel concluded.

 Ayelet Shaked, Knesset member (Jewish Home party [Habeyit Hayehudi]), chairwomen of My Israel (Zionist activist organization) (7/7/14):

 “The Palestinian people has declared war on us, and we must respond with war.”

 “This is a war between two people. Who is the enemy? The Palestinian people. Why? Ask them, they started.”

 “The morals of war accept as correct in principle, not only politically, what America has done in Afghanistan, including the massive bombing of populated places, including the creation of a refugee stream of hundreds of thousands of people who escaped the horrors of war, for thousands of whom there is no home to return to.”

 “And in our war this is sevenfold more correct, because the enemy soldiers hide out among the population, and it is only through its support that they can fight. Behind every terrorist stand dozens of men and women, without whom he could not engage in terrorism.”

 “Now this also includes the mothers of the martyrs, who send them to hell with flowers and kisses. They should follow their sons, nothing would be more just. They should go, as should the physical homes in which they raised the snakes. Otherwise, more little snakes will be raised there.”


 You can get shoved into a pool by a stranger for appearing Arab (7/5/14):

“When asked in a comment if the woman she shoved was elderly, she responded, ‘No just some effing Arab, 30 years old tops.’

  You can get severely beaten for being Arab:


“A video that emerged on Thursday shows three Border Police officers hitting a Palestinian detainee who is cuffed and is lying on the floor. One of the officers appears to be sitting on the youth while his colleague is kicking and punching him. Another video of the incident, filmed from a different angle, shows the officers dragging the unconscious detainee away.”

And here, here.

And: 7/5/14.

 You can get burned alive for being Arab (7/5/14):

 “Muhammad Abu Khdeir, the 16-year-old Palestinian whose body was found in a Jerusalem forest last Wednesday, was burned alive, according to Palestinian Attorney General Muhammad Abd al-Ghani Uweili.

“Palestinian independent news agency Ma’an quoted Uweili as saying that a preliminary autopsy report showed soot in the victim’s lungs and respiratory tract, indicating he was alive and breathing while he was being burnt.”

And here.

You must fear for your life at times for being Arab:

7/5/14: “Hundreds, maybe thousands are banging on the windows of the train. “Death to the Arabs”, they are chanting. I am scared. I hide behind my sunglasses. I pray that they will not recognize my nationality.”

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