Rivlin warns against wave of hatred, report says illegal outpost settlers suspected in arson attack
…from the Jewish Telegraph Agency
[ Editor’s Note: This is either the greatest show on earth Rivlin is putting on, or the rapture is almost upon us. It is nice to hear these wonderful comments by the good President Rivlin, but one must look at the broader context of how settler terrorism has long been used on the West Bank for political advantage for decades.
The numbers of dead can hardly be counted by now, including kids shot by snipers with ‘rubber bullets” (steel core with rubber on the outside) through the eye or soft face bones because the “rubber bullet” penetrates to the center of the brain.
We serious people know how many you have maimed for life, way more than you have killed, as one of your cute forms of collective punishment.
Excuse me Mr. Rivlin, where the hell have you been all these years? You have used these terrorist settlers as your junk yard dogs for the West Bank, your ISIS head choppers, and yes burning people alive like the Jordanian pilot, because “it kept them in their place”.
These fire bombings have a long history in Israel as do a whole list of other crimes, where your political and judicial systems have treated the Palestinians in a way that if Jews got the same you would be screaming bloody murder.
This is exactly why we want to blockade Israel and turn it into an open air prison for 65 or 70 years, to give you a lot of time to reflect on your experiment in Palestine… Jim W. Dean ]
– First published … August 01, 2015 –
JTA — As thousands took part in protests Saturday night against violence and homophobia, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin warned against a wave of hatred “spreading throughout the land.”Speaking at a rally in Jerusalem — others were held in Tel Aviv and Haifa — Rivlin said that Israel could no longer afford to downplay violent attacks carried out by Jews.
The rallies were organized in response to a stabbing attack Thursday at Jerusalem’s annual gay pride parade and a subsequent arson attack against a Palestinian home that left 18-month-old Ali Dawabsha dead and his other family members battling for their lives.
“Citizens of Israel, a Jewish and democratic Israel, democratic and Jewish Israel, needs a wakeup call today,” Rivlin said. These flames, which are consuming all of us, cannot be extinguished with weak condemnations [by politicians]. These flames cannot be extinguished with solidarity rallies. Not even with this rally. These flames cannot be extinguished with posts on Facebook and statements in the media.”
“These flames cannot be extinguished with repression, denial and disregard. Incitement, ridicule, frivolity, laxity and arrogance of the heart cannot extinguish the fire, but only allow it to burn stronger, with fervor, to spread in all directions, and permeate all walks of life,” Rivlin said. “We must be thorough and clear; from the educational system, to those who enforce the law, through to the leadership of the people and the country. We must put out the flames, the incitement, before they destroy us all.”
News media quoted Israel’s Channel 10 Saturday night as saying that authorities suspect the arson attack was carried out by two settlers from an illegal outpost in the east Shilo area of the West Bank. The outpost is near the Palestinian village of Duma, where the attack took place.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other Israeli leaders have also strongly condemned the attacks and promised stepped up action against incitement and violence carried out by Jews.
Civil rights groups and many Israel leaders are saying too little has been done until now to confront Jewish extremists.