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Violet_Crumble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-11 05:30 AM
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'Rabin is waiting' sprayed on peace activist's door
Most recent incident in series of 'Price Tag' actions aimed at Peace Now activists in Jerusalem in past couple of months.

For the second time in less than two months, a senior official of Peace Now, Hagit Ofran received death threats. Yesterday morning Ofran woke up to find calls for her death on the walls of her apartment building in Jerusalem. This was the most recent incident in a series of "Price Tag" actions aimed at Peace Now activists in Jerusalem throughout the past couple of months.

"Price Tag," is the name given by extremists to activities against Palestinians, peace activists or security forces in response to what are considered to be actions against the settlements or illegal outposts in the West Bank.

Earlier this week, Yariv Oppenheimer, Peace Now's general director, slammed the police for "not doing enough to prevent these things from recurring," after graffiti was sprayed on the gate leading to the movement's offices in Jerusalem. Peace Now officials registered a complaint with the police, but two days later, more "Price Tag" slogans were again sprayed in the same place. Furthermore, Peace Now received intercom messages warning that a bomb was planted in the building. There were no arrests following any of these incidents.

The threats yesterday on Ofran's building were probably in response to the evacuation earlier this week by security forces of the Oz Zion illegal outpost near Beit El, and the government's decision to soon evacuate the Givat Assaf outpost, also in the same area. The slogans read: "the revenge of Givat Assaf," "regards from Oz Zion," and "death to Hagit Ofran."

Slogans calling for the death of Ofran, the Settlement Watch director with Peace Now, were first sprayed on her door in the beginning of September, probably following the evacuation of several illegal houses in Migron a few days earlier. The slogans read "Price Tag Migron," "Suppression of traitors" and "Peace Now the end is near." This time the extremists spared her door, but a car not belonging to Ofran, which happened to have a bumper sticker reading "Peace" was damaged. The car's tires were punctured and slogans were sprayed on it including "Price tag" - spelled wrong.
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-11 08:52 AM
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1. Utterly disgusting (nt)
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-11 10:08 AM
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2. Such nice people, how can anyone not like them?
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-11 12:12 PM
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3. UN report shows 40% rise in settler violence in 2011
The United Nations publishes a report on settler violence against Palestinians in the West Bank, revealing a drastic rise in Palestinian casualties and property damage in 2011 compared with 2010


"The United Nations Office for Coordination of Human Affairs (OCHA) in the Palestinian territories has just published a report on settler violence against Palestinians in the West Bank that (not surprisingly) shows a significant rise since last year. The report covers not only physical harm to Palestinians, but also property damage, which can often be just as bad or worse than physical harm, as the impact of uprooted olive trees, damaged tractors or murdered sheep on Palestinian livelihood can be so grave that it ultimately costs lives.

The report also shows how such violent behavior leads to the displacement of Palestinian communities (read: gradual cleansing and land grab), who are forced to leave their homes and move towards larger urban areas of the West Bank.

Maybe the most disturbing statistic is that 90% of complaints filed with Israeli police by Palestinians of such incidents have been closed without any indictments. This means no accountability and no justice. As the report explains:

Measures of the current system, including requiring Palestinians to file complaints at police stations located inside Israeli settlements, actively work against the rule of law by discouraging Palestinians from filling complaint

The report is a confirmation and testament to the horrid and illegal behavior that has become an epidemic known as price tags, and it does not even include those acts of violence happening inside the Green Line such as the attack on the Abu el-Abed restaurant in Jaffa last week or just last night (Sunday), when the Peace Now offices in Jerusalem were evacuated due to a bomb threat."
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