Repost: But Remember, the Palestinians are the Terrorists   Leave a comment

Settler violence and extremism (and the way they’re overlooked by the Israeli government) seem to me to be one of the more important aspects of the Israel/Palestine issue that go uncovered. Take this post, for example.

“In terms of IEDs and explosives tied to cars there is actually a lot of history prior to the years we cover in our report,” said the Jerusalem Fund’s Executive Director Yousef Munayyer. He told me in the 1980s a group known as the Jewish Underground targeted three Palestinian mayors with car bombs, resulting in the mayor of Nablus losing both of his legs and the mayor of Ramallah losing one leg. Despite the severity of their crimes, by 1990 all 27 members of the underground movement were released from prison. The last three were set free on the grounds of “good behavior” after serving less than seven years, although they were convicted for killing two Palestinians in addition to the car bombings.


Posted 08/04/2012 by reluctantliberal in Repost

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