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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:47 AM

Times of Israel falsely accuses Haifa students of holding vigil for Hamas chief


RAMALLAH: On Friday morning Times of Israel published an article that accused Arab students of holding a vigil for Ahmad Jabari, the Hamas military chief who died in an Israeli targeted assassination on Wednesday afternoon.

“Students at Haifa University held a silent demonstration on Thursday in the memory of assassinated Hamas military leader Ahmad Jabari,” Times of Israel writer Asher Zeiger began.

“Ronit Moskowitz, a student at the University of Haifa, told Globes that one of the demonstrators told her that the 20-minute vigil was ‘in memory of our chief of staff,’” wrote Zeiger, alluding to Ahmad Jabari and relying on indirect testimony from interested sources.

Organizers of the vigil told BikyaMasr.com that the Times of Israel did not contact them for a statement and instead used only the politically-biased testimony of the counter-protest.


A friend of mine was actually there. Both Jewish and Arab students were at the vigil where they wanted to hold a moment of silence for victims of the conflict. This was ruined by right wing students who showed up chanting "death to all arabs", calling them terrorists etc. They were also backed by about 50 cops who did not intervene to stop the harassment. If you google University Haifa right now you get right wing newspaper Arutz Sheva claminig they were mourning Jaabari too. One thing that i cannot find mentioned anywhere is that the students attending the vigil are facing expulsion from the university.

Free speech, huh?

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