May 7, 2009

Israeli activist to be jailed for caring

Does anyone doubt this terror state is a moral failure. Watch the video.

What manner of dehumanization is necessary for these Israeli troops to separate themselves from the plight of their victims? What has Israel become? That laughing in the video ... .

From Neve Gordon in the Guardian:

Nawi is not a typical rights activist. A member of Ta'ayush Arab-Jewish Partnership he is a Jewish Israeli of Iraqi descent who speaks fluent Arabic. He is a gay man in his fifties and a plumber by trade. Perhaps because he himself comes from the margins, he empathises with others who have been marginalised – often violently.

His 'crime' was trying to stop a military bulldozer from destroying the homes of Palestinian Bedouins from Um El Hir in the South Hebron region. These Palestinians have been under Israeli occupation for almost 42 years; they still live without electricity, running water and other basic services and are continuously harassed by Jewish settlers and the military – two groups that have united to expropriate Palestinian land and that clearly have received the government's blessing to do so.

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