Jews trying to defend themselves when attacked by Arabs are not “terrorists”. Would Biden’s State Department have called the Fogel, Biton or Palmer families “terrorists” if one of them have managed to defend themselves and killed one of the terrorists that attacked them?
Would Biden’s State Department have called the Yazidi women “terrorists” if one of them have managed to defend themselves and killed one of the Islamists that raped them? Both Yazidi and Jews are native to their ancestral land. The same way it would be wrong for the State Department to call the Yazidi defending themselves against Islamists “terrorism“, it is wrong for the State Department to call Jews defending their lives “terrorism”, doing so is justifying violence against Jews
By Ezequiel Doiny
Biden’s State Department is lying and unjustly accusing Jews of terrorism to create a false narrative of “extreme settler violence”
On August 6, 2023 Arutz 7 reported “National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir this morning (Sunday) called on the Commander of the Judea and Samaria District Police Department, Deputy Commissioner Uzi Levy, to investigate the Arab rioters who threw stones at Jews near the village of Burqa on Friday rather than the Jewish residents who defended themselves.
“Ben-Gvir referred to the arrests of Elisha Yered and Yehiel Indor following rh shooting death of one of the Arab rioters involved in the attack.
“My policy is clear. Anyone who defends himself from stone throwers should receive a medal. I expect the police chief Uzi Levy to advance the investigation quickly and conduct a comprehensive investigation also of all the Arab rioters who threw stones and tried to murder Jews,” the minister wrote.
“Last night, the detention of Yered and Indor in the death of a 19-year-old Palestinian Arab during a riot near the village of Burqa on Friday was extended by five days. The incident occurred when a group of Jews was attacked by Palestinian Arab rioters. Indor, who is suspected of having shot the Palestinian Arab dead, is currently hospitalized in serious condition at Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem after sustaining serious injury to his head during the riot…”
The US State Department is calling the Jews who were attacked “terrorists” for defending themselves.
On August 6, 2023 Arutz 7 reported “US calls both Tel Aviv attack and Burqa incident ‘terror attack’ US State Department denounces both death of 19-year-old Arab during attack on Jews as well as Tel Aviv shooting attack as terrorism.
“The US State Department on Saturday condemned Friday’s incident in the Palestinian Arab village of Burqa, in which a 19-year-old Palestinian Arab was shot dead as an Arab mob attacked Jews. The State Department also condemned the terrorist shooting attack in Tel Aviv on Saturday, in which a security guard was murdered. However, it referred to both incidents as “terror attacks”. “We strongly condemn yesterday’s terror attack by Israeli extremist settlers that killed a 19-year-old Palestinian. The US extends our deepest sympathies to his family and loved ones. We note Israeli officials have made several arrests and we urge full accountability and justice,” tweeted the State Department…”
On August 8, 2023 Arutz 7 reported “State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller doubled down on Monday on Washington’s assertion that the incident this past Friday in the Palestinian Arab village of Burqa, in which a 19-year-old Arab was killed, is a “terrorist attack”.
“On Saturday, following the shooting attack in Tel Aviv in which city patrolman Chen Amir was murdered, the State Department published two tweets in which it equated that attack and the incident in Burqa.
“Asked during his daily briefing on Monday how this apparent change in rhetoric should be interpreted, Miller replied, “I think you can interpret it that we are greatly concerned about that attack. We are greatly concerned about all the attacks that we saw in Israel, in the Palestinian territories over the weekend. We strongly condemn those attacks. Our – the tweet that the – that NEA issued over the weekend made clear our position on terrorist attacks. It made clear our position on extreme settler violence…”
Jews trying to defend themselves when attacked by Arabs are not terrorists. Would Biden’s State Department have called the Fogel, Biton or Palmer families “terrorists” if one of them have managed to defend themselves and killed one of the terrorists that attacked them?
On January 12, 2016 Nitzan Keidar wrote in Arutz 7 “The Israeli embassy in Britain sent a letter of complaint to a Muslim Labour MP after she claimed that no Israeli children had been killed by rock-throwing Palestinians, The Jewish Chronicle reported Monday.
“During a parliamentary debate on child detainees and prisoners in Palestinian Authority-controlled territories, the MP Naz Shah claimed it was “absolutely unacceptable” to arrest children. She then claimed the Israeli government had provided no evidence of Israeli children being killed or injured by Palestinian minors protesting in Judea and Samaria.
“The fact is that the disproportionality of someone throwing a stone or a rock and being detained for it is not acceptable,” The Jewish Chronicle quoted Shah as having said at the debate last Wednesday.
“Her Labour colleague Ian Austin responded by pointing out the case of four-year-old Adelle Biton, who was critically wounded in a rock attack on her family’s car in 2013 and died two years later.
“But Shah insisted, “The Israeli government have not provided any evidence of any child causing a death, or contributing to a death, using a stone. There is no evidence of that.”
“Eitan Na’eh, chargé d’affaires at the embassy in London, wrote to Shah on Monday to express his “profound concern” about her claims, according to The Jewish Chronicle. In his later, Na’eh wrote that Palestinian minors had been involved in “deadly crimes” against Israeli civilians, including through the throwing of rocks.
“I must impress upon you the fact that rock-throwing is a violent crime that can, and has, led to death on multiple occasions,” he wrote, citing the case of Adelle Biton before presenting several other examples.
“In 2001 a five-month-old baby named Yehuda Shoham was killed when a rock thrown by Palestinian assailants smashed through the windscreen of the car his father was driving, crushing his skull,” wrote Na’eh.
“Rocks thrown by two Palestinian men in 2011 hit Asher Palmer in the head, causing his car to veer off the road and overturn, killing both him and his infant son Yonathan. These rocks…were lethal weapons,” he added.
“Na’eh also highlighted the murder of five members of the Fogel family in 2011 after they were knifed to death by two Palestinian teenagers…”
People defending themselves from Islamist attacks are not terrorists. Would Biden’s State Department have called the Yazidi women “terrorists” if one of them have managed to defend themselves and killed one of the Islamists that raped them?
On February 17, 2017 Michael Georgy wrote i. Reuters reported ” SULAIYMANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) – Islamic State militant Amar Hussein says he reads the Koran all day in his tiny jail cell to become a better person. He also says he raped more than 200 women from Iraqi minorities, and shows few regrets.
” Kurdish intelligence authorities gave Reuters rare access to Hussein and another Islamic State militant who were both captured during an assault on the city of Kirkuk in October that killed 99 civilians and members of the security forces…
“Hussein said his emirs, or local Islamic State commanders, gave him and others a green light to rape as many Yazidi and other women as they wanted…
“Hussein said he moved from house to house in several Iraqi cities raping women from the Yazidi sect and other minorities at a time when Islamic State was grabbing more and more territory from Iraqi security forces. Kurdish security officials say they have evidence of Hussein raping and killing but they don’t know what the scale is. Reuters could not independently verify Hussein’s account.
“Witnesses and Iraqi officials say Islamic State fighters raped many Yazidi women after the group rampaged through northern Iraq in 2014. It also abducted many Yazidi women as sex slaves and killed some of their male relatives, they said.
“Human rights groups have chronicled widespread abuses by Islamic State against the Yazidis. Hussein said he also killed about 500 people since joining Islamic State in 2013…”
On December 15, 2017 Nadia Murad, a Yazidi raped by a Muslim, wrote in her memoir “The Last Girl”Over the past three years, I have heard a lot of stories about other Yazidi women who were captured and enslaved by ISIS. For the most part, we were all victims of the same violence.
“We would be bought at the market, or given as a gift to a new recruit or a high-ranking commander, and then taken back to his home, where we would be raped and humiliated, most of us beaten as well. Then we would be sold or given as a gift again, and again raped and beaten, then sold or given to another militant, and raped and beaten by him, and sold or given, and raped and beaten, and it went this way for as long as we were desirable enough and not yet dead. If we tried to escape, we would be punished severely.
“As Hajji Salman had warned me, ISIS hung our photos at checkpoints, and residents in Mosul were instructed to return slaves to the nearest Islamic State centre. They were told there was a five-thousand-dollar reward if they did.
“The rape was the worst part. It stripped us of our humanity and made thinking about the future—returning to Yazidi society, marrying, having children, being happy—impossible. We wished they would kill us instead. ISIS knew how devastating it was for an unmarried Yazidi girl to convert to Islam and lose her virginity, and they used our worst fears—that our community and religious leaders wouldn’t welcome us back—against us.
“Try to escape, it doesn’t matter,” Hajji Salman would tell me. “Even if you make it home, your father or your uncle will kill you. You’re no longer a virgin, and you are Muslim!”
“Women tell stories about how they fought against their attackers, how they tried to beat away the men who were much stronger than them. Although they could never have overpowered the militants who were determined to rape them, their fight allowed them to feel better after the fact.
“There’s not one time that we let them do it quietly,” they say. “I would resist, I would hit, I would spit on his face, I would do anything.” I heard of one girl who penetrated herself with a bottle so that she would no longer be a virgin when her militant came for her, and others who tried to set themselves on fire. After they were free, they were able to say proudly that they scratched so hard at their captor’s arm that they drew blood, or they bruised his cheek while he was raping them…”
Both Yazidi and Jews are native to their ancestral land. The same way it would be wrong for the State Department to call the Yazidi defending themselves against Islamists “terrorism“, it is wrong for the State Department to call Jews defending their lives “terrorism”, doing so is justifying violence against Jews.
Below is an excerpt from my book “15 “inconvenient” historical facts that shame anti-Israel BDS activists and undermine the Palestinian narrative”.
15. In an interview for the Times of Israel Indigenous activist Ryan Bellerose from Alberta said “I feel compelled to fight the idea that Israel is a colonialist state, that the Jews are colonizers from Europe and the entire invalid and false Arab narrative that has been spread since the 1960s. This ridiculous inversion of history has been accepted because nobody really stands up and fights it. And I believe coming from an Indian from Canada, who has lived through actual apartheid (two laws, one state for two peoples), I have a unique perspective. I have lived through colonization, and Israel is not even remotely colonialist.
Below are more excerpts from my book…
1. The Palestinian National Charter of 1964 defined Palestine as the pre-1967 territory of the State of Israel – specifically excluding the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem, claiming they belonged to Jordan. When the area was part of Jordan, the Palestinians affirmed they did not want that land. In 1967, Israel ended the Jordanian occupation of Judea and Samaria (that had started in 1948). In 1968 the Palestinians changed their charter to claim Judea and Samaria (besides, of course, the rest of Israel).