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Friday, 23 November 2012
Showing little fear of their supposed oppressors
Many Palestinian supporters far and wide have been attempting to revise recent history in an attempt to cast Israel as aggressor in the November 2012 violence, citing events on the 4th and 8th of November despite the fact that the timeline of these events does not support any such assertion. Today’s events at the Gaza border, in which one Palestinian man was killed by the IDF, have been met with similar protestations.
However, it would seem that several hundred "demonstrators" tried to rush the border with Gaza, the very same place where the recent violence flaired up. Warning shots are fired but the demonstrators kept coming. It would also seem that even a witness and relation of the deceased has partially acknowledged this fact, despite contrary claims they were just "farmers" and bystanders merely having a wee look at the border with Israel purely out of curiosity A Hamas spokesman accused Israel of violating the Egyptian-mediated truce which took hold on Wednesday and said the group would complain to Cairo.
Health officials said Anwar Qdeih, 23, was hit in the head by Israeli gunfire after he approached the security fence that runs between Israel and Gaza - an area that Israel has long declared a no-go zone for Palestinians.
"Anwar was trying to put a Hamas flag on the fence," said Omar Qdeih, a relative of the man killed who was at the scene.
"The army fired three times into the air. Anwar shouted at them ’Jaabari is behind you’, then they shot him in the head," he told Reuters.
Could it be that Hamas, which rules Gaza with an iron grip and a watchful eye, engineered the confrontation at a sensitive well observed border area, as rockets are no longer a viable political option having agreed to the ceasefire? Such an intent would be far from unprecedented as the Nabka border attacks attest.
Could events like the above also suggest that many Palestinians just don't take the IDF all that seriously? Perhaps, considering the spectacle of children attempting to provoke armed soldiers in concert with older Palestinians shooting video nearby. Does such behaviour fit the portrait of the IDF as barbaric killers?
Posted on 11/23/2012 5:06 PM by Robert Harris
23 Nov 2012
Christina McIntosh

 A good article, Mr Harris.  I, too, am quite convinced that this incident on the border was a deliberate provocation.

Whenever Muslims believe they have gained something, they will always push for more.

In this case, they want to be able to go right up to the fence; because if they can 'desensitise' Israel to people approaching the fence, that will make it easier for attacks to be launched against Israel, through or over that fence.

It's all about conditioning Israel to tolerate, without responding, an ever-increasing level of abuse.

It's about training Israel in dhimmitude...and the EU, the UN, the USA and way too many other people are currently only too eager to assist the Muslims in doing this, and only too eager to demand that Israel play the dhimmi. No matter what a Muslim did to a dhimmi, a dhimmi always had to 'take it', without hitting back.  'We will never hit a Muslim'.  Never...not even in self-defence against unprovoked Muslim aggression, bullying, attempted murder.  Under the dhimmitude system, Muslims are free to hit dhimmis as much as and whenever they like, but dhimmis are forbidden to hit back.

I have one further observation, though.

Mr Harris - why 'Palestinian' and 'Palestinians' all the way through your otherwise excellent article?

Why not say, '"Palestinian' Arab Muslims", or 'local Arab Muslims' or 'Gazan Arab Muslims'?

'Many Palestinian supporters'...= 'Many who support the 'palestinian' Arabs'. (In that opening sentence, you could cut to the chase even more directly, by stating, 'Many who support the Muslim jihad against the Jews...".

'One Palestinian man was killed' = 'One Gazan Muslim man was killed'.

'Many Palestinians' = 'Many local Arab Muslims' or, if one is sure that there were Islamochristian dhimmis present as well, 'many local Arabs', or 'many 'Palestinian' Arabs'.

Have you seen Philippe Assouline's 'A Palestinese Lexicon'?  If you haven't, look it up; we drew attention to it here at NER , under the headline 'An A-Z of Victimhood'.

24 Nov 2012
Rob Harris

Thanks for the positive feedback, call me Rob if you prefer! It may well be that the conflict at the fence was a pretext for justifying the placing of Hamas’ "security" personnel right up against Israel’s border

Your point about Israel becoming some sort of collective national dhimmi, in which no matter what the Muslims (AKA Arab-Palestinians) do has to take it without hitting back, is a well observed parallel.

I take your point about the use of the world Palestinian being problematic. All Jews living there were Palestinian before the foundation of Israel. The Jerusalem Post was the Palestine Post. The Palestinians are a largely created people, a modern synthesis of Egyptian migrants and Syrian/Lebanese Arabs of which their culture is largely derived. I often use the words "Arab-Islamic populace" intermittently due to that issue since the use of the word "Palestinian" confers some sort of wrongful notion of a close ethnicity with "Palestine" that compares with or trumps that of Jewish people. Where we may differ is in the sense of the word Palestinian having some currency for those that defend Israel. Using the word allows one to revisit the faulty history of the present leftist theocracy of the region, and perhaps could be reshaped given time since it is not going to go away. However, I will use "Arab-Islamic" etc. more after your suggestion. I read Philippe Assouline's A Palestinese Lexicon a while ago – excellent article.

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