Lies and incitement in Jerusalem

Anyone keeping up with the news, or anyone just reading this blog, will know that this subject is unfortunately a recurring one. It is a vicious circle, where the Palestinians, specifically the Palestinian leadership including Palestinian “President-for-life” Mahmoud Abbas, deliberately impute not only the worst possible motives to Israeli actions, but invent the worst possible motives, for the sole purpose of inflaming passions and inciting yet more violence.

This habit has by now become ingrained, so that even a simple accident or a suicide is immediately interpreted as murder, a lynching, and more often than not blamed on everyone’s favourite bogeyman, “the settlers”.

We saw this last week when a mosque caught fire in the West Bank. Despite the fact that it was probably an electrical fire, and no other source for the fire has yet been found, settlers were blamed for arson.

Yesterday, a Palestinian resident of Jerusalem, a bus driver, was found hanged inside his bus. As one would expect, the local Arab residents immediately called it a murder and blamed Jewish extremists. However Israeli police stated that there were no signs of foul play and no signs of violence.

This was not enough to satisfy the Palestinians’ blood lust, and they immediately went on the rampage, rioting and throwing stones and firebombs.

Police said stones and firebombs were hurled at security forces in the capital’s At-tur, Ras al-Amud and Abu Dis neighborhoods, prompting a response with riot dispersal methods, which generally means stun grenade and tear gas.

There were no immediate reports of people injured in the clashes.

The 32-year-old Palestinian driver was identified by Palestinian media as Yusuf Hassan al-Ramouni, a father of two, from Jerusalem’s At-Tur neighborhood.

His body was transferred to Hadassah Hospital in Mount Scopus and then to the Abu Kabir Forensic Institute, reports indicated.

If you’re not sure what firebombs and “simple fireworks” being thrown at houses sounds like, watch this terrifying video (h/t Zvi):

In a (non)parallel event, a Jewish man was stabbed by an Arab in Jerusalem, thankfully only moderately injured:

The 35-year-old Breslov hassid who was stabbed by an Arab terrorist in Jerusalem on Sunday continues to heal, and on Monday he was said to be in good condition at Shaare Tzedek Hospital in the capital.

At the time he was hospitalized imaging tests were conducted which indicate that he was not critically wounded, despite being stabbed in the back with a screwdriver by an Arab terrorist said to be around the age of 32.

Police continue in their search for the stabber of the hassid, who after committing the attack fled in the direction of the Damascus Gate of the Old City.

Police have already set up roadblocks to aid their attempts to locate the terrorist, and continue their efforts of scouring the area.

A short time after the attack on Sunday, Hamas’s Al-Aqsa TV played a message from the terrorist group welcoming the attack and calling it a “natural reaction to the occupation crimes.”

The attack comes as part of a recent string of Arab terrorism sweeping Israel and Jerusalem in particular, with six Israelis murdered and dozens others wounded by attacks over the course of this month so far.

Interestingly, we haven’t seen any signs of Israeli Jews going on the rampage, looting, throwing stones or firebombing, and we certainly don’t hear one word of incitement against Arabs from the Israeli authorities.

On the contrary, we hear the Prime Minister insisting that he won’t change the status quo on the Temple Mount, contrary to the lies that we hear regularly from Abbas, King Abdullah, and others. Just watch this short video which clearly explains the reality of the status quo (h/t Reality):

I am of the opinion that it is about time that we indeed changed the status quo. Keeping things as they are, with Jews forbidden to pray on the Mount and strictly limited in their visiting hours, while allowing unlimited visits and freedom of worship to the Muslims, has not relieved tensions at all. On the contrary, on Friday, after Netanyahu lifted all limitations on Muslim prayer, thousands of Palestinians rioted and protested around Israel.  And on Saturday night they rioted in Jerusalem.  For what? Do they honestly need an excuse?

And if they don’t need an excuse, perhaps it’s about time we gave them an excuse. Jewish prayer rights and expanded access to the Temple Mount should be implemented forthwith. The Muslims are rioting anyway. At least they’ll have a genuine reason this time.

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12 Responses to Lies and incitement in Jerusalem

  1. nadiaharhash says:

    maybe u should post the photo of the palestinian driver who was “allegedly murdered” to let the viewers see if there was no apparent incitement !!!!!!!
    it is really just sad … to cover tyranny, brutality , oppression instead of fighting it ..

    • anneinpt says:

      Maybe you can pop down to the morgue and take some photos of the alleged violence perpetrated on the body. And then we can judge for ourselves.

      • nadiaharhash says:

        it is all over check it out ….

        • anneinpt says:

          What is all over? Check what out? The police and the family have agreed to an autopsy. Unlike the Palestinians, one can rely on the Israeli medical profession to issue a true statement on what happened to the poor bus driver.

          What you really need to ask is why the driver committed suicide. Was he threatened by any of your multiple terrorist organizations for driving an Israeli bus maybe? Or perhaps he was ill or had personal problems.

          It’s very sad, but you’re trying to inflame a sad situation. Shame on you!

  2. RRW says:

    @nadiaharhash – According to police comments (who are usually against ‘settlers’ – the bus driver was found hanged. With no other marks on him. So it seems a bit strange that someone hanged him and he did not to try and resist. Its a pure case of Arab tyranny, brutality and oppression – always trying to blame jews for everything – just as an excuse to murder them.

  3. Brian Goldfarb says:

    At the risk of courting unpopularity (but then, I was a university lecturer, so what’s new?), I would like to suggest that the public King Abdullah and the private King are probably two very different people at this time. Abdullah probably feels that he has to say anti-Isareli things right now, with regards to the Temple Mount, but privately, is equally probably saying to Netanyahu, et al, “that’s just for show. I don’t really mean any of it, and please continue to back us against ISIS.”

    He is walking a tightrope in Jordan: to the north and east, ISIS threatens and Syria and Iraq continue to fall apart. He needs the IDF keeping his back on the Jordan so that he can concentrate the Jordanian army on the northern and eastern borders and not worry about his western one, and both he and the Israelis know it. But he can’t just throw in his lot with Israel, he has to pretend to be at least a little “Arab”.

    Almost by definition, realpolitik is messy, so cut the guy some slack, as an American might say.

    • anneinpt says:

      I know you’re right about Abdullah having to play both sides, but as an Israeli I am getting thoroughly fed up of Israel having to be the Arab world’s whipping boy. We are always expected to be the adult in the room, the responsible one, to let them almost get away with murder and accuse us of the most heinous crimes, all in order to appease their own seething streets who are only seething in the first place because those leaders have incited them against Israel in order to stay in power!

      It’s a vicious circle that it’s about time came to an end. I don’t see why we should always have to be the ones to take the blame – and the Western world swallows these lies wholesale, and then apply pressure to Israel to ease the situation – as if it were our pressure in the first place rather than the Arab leaders which caused the situation.

      So yes, realpolitik is messy. But so is being accused of murder and then having those accusations lead to real murder in synagogues in Jerusalem.

      • Brian Goldfarb says:

        Actually, I don’t think Abdullah is playing that particular game; I think that he’s playing the same game that the Saudis are playing: they need Israel but have to be seen to be saying the right things even if they don’t mean them.

        Just as, I suspect, Bibi was when he proclaimed, just before Protective Edge took off, the “quiet will be met with quiet…”, when he might just, privately, along with many ministers, have been muttering to himself “bring it on, Hamas, bring it on…”

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