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Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:40 PM

Alcohol and hate during Purim fuel attacks on Palestinians

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"The Israeli press reported two separate disturbing incidents in which a large group of Jewish youths attacked defenseless Palestinians. Both incidents may have been fueled by alcohol and connected to Purim holiday celebrations.

A street cleaner named, Hassan Usraf, told police he was brutally beaten by about 20 young Jewish men while working early Sunday morning in Tel Aviv. The victim suffered multiple facial cuts, skull fractures and an eye injury as a result of the attack. He is in a hospital in serious condition awaiting eye surgery. Usraf’s wife reported that the youths told her husband that the reason for the assault was that, “He was an Arab.” No suspects have been apprehended. Usraf described his assailants as drunk. The police surmised that the youths had been participating in Purim celebrations during the evening.

On Monday afternoon, a Palestinian woman was attacked by a group of young Jewish female religious students at a railroad station in Jerusalem, according to an eyewitness. Dorit Dotan, who photographed the incident, said that the victim was repeatedly pushed and that her head covering was pulled off. According to Dotan, a railroad security guard watched the incident smiling and did nothing to intervene. There were about 100 people at the station who also passively watched, she said. Dotan also said that the attackers had “drunk much wine because of Purim.” The assailants boarded a train, leaving a stunned and angry victim and her elderly Palestinian companion at the station. Further details about what led to the altercation or the identity of those involved are not known. The police have opened an investigation, although no complaint has been reported."

http://mondoweiss.net/2013/02/alcohol-attacks-palestinians.html


‘An Arab is the son of a prostitute, a Jew is a (blessed) soul’ — Jerusalem mob chants



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"From Ofer Neiman, a short video of a mob in Jerusalem last night. I don't know what occasioned this outburst (beyond the fact that such racism is the inevitable expression of fervent nationalism). From the facebook description by Avinoam Oltchik:

Jerusalem, night between 24-25 Feb 2013. Young Israeli youth looking for the next lynch victim while chanting "A jew is a soul, an arab is a son of a whore", scattered by police. 0:08-0:10 : "Did you hear what they did to the Arab guy? they screwed him with beatings"

I'd rather not know what happened before they started running from Zion Square towards this direction nor what would have happen if they hadn't been stopped.


http://mondoweiss.net/2013/02/prostitute-blessed-jerusalem.html


Officer's racial slurs lead to his dismissal

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4350410,00.html

Policeman, posting ethnic slur against Arab woman on Facebook, forced out of service. to Police chief says will 'weed such people out of police force'

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"A police officer who posted racist remarks on his Facebook page regarding the alleged attack of an Arab woman in Jerusalem on Monday, will be discharged and return to the IDF, Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino said on Wednesday at a press conference concluding the 2012 year.

The police on Wednesday began to investigate the incident, which occurred between the young Arab woman and a group of young Jewish women near the Light Rail station in the Kiryat Moshe neighborhood in Jerusalem.

Moreover, the police had to simultaneously contend with the racist slurs made by a man in uniform named Ariel Shapiro, who wrote the following on his Facebook wall: "Too bad the Arab whore didn't die."

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Reply Alcohol and hate during Purim fuel attacks on Palestinians (Original post)
Scurrilous Feb 2013 OP
oberliner Feb 2013 #1
R. Daneel Olivaw Feb 2013 #3
oberliner Feb 2013 #4
R. Daneel Olivaw Feb 2013 #5
delrem Mar 2013 #7
R. Daneel Olivaw Feb 2013 #2
azurnoir Feb 2013 #6
Violet_Crumble Mar 2013 #8

Response to Scurrilous (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:08 PM

1. The Mondoweiss Bread and Butter

Almost a parody of itself.

Wade through the comments if you dare, dear readers.

Truly a hate site if there ever was one.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 02:26 PM

3. Care to comment on the article, or do you wish to run from it?


How original of you to distract from the content by pushing what an anon writes while ignoring the original story.

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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 02:31 PM

4. About as much as I'd care to comment on a post from Pam Geller's blog about "Arabs doing bad things"

Which would be only to point out how sick and hateful the site itself is.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:31 PM

5. Run old hare. If I was an old hare, I'd run too.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 12:14 AM

7. OK, I waded.

what exactly is your problem? Can you point out any specific comment that especially bothers you?

Have you waded thru' a jpost comment section on any article related to Palestinians, Arab Israelis, or Arabs in general? Here, I go to jpost online, scroll down to the *first* article related to Palestine:
"Palestinians may have faked price tag attack"
http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=304934
scroll down to the comments.
Does that find you swimming in warm tropical waters, at peace with a beautiful world?

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Response to Scurrilous (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:24 PM

2. Is it customary to use Palestinians as pinatas during Purim?


Seeing how the Palestinians are used as pinatas for the remainder of the year perhaps the Israelis could just go get drunk and not beat anybody up.

Oh, the youthful indiscretions of National Empire.

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Response to Scurrilous (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:39 PM

6. shhh such things are not to be seen here

makes the wrong impression

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Response to Scurrilous (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 02:04 AM

8. That behaviour is disgusting and should be condemned uncategorically...

There's bigoted and racist extremists amongst both Israelis and Palestinians, despite the attempts by some to act as though this is something that only Palestinians do...

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