Sunday, March 25, 2018

Israeli Apartheid Justice

Let's get this straight:

An Israeli OCCUPATION soldier caves in the head of a cousin of a 16-year-old Palestinian girl. Later, the girl bravely confronts Israeli OCCUPATION soldiers lurking in front of her home and, even more bravely, slaps one. The girl is then arrested, imprisoned for 8 months and heavily fined.

By contrast, another Israeli OCCUPATION soldier cold-bloodedly shoots a prone, wounded Palestinian in the head. That soldier, Elor Azaria, is sentenced to 9 months in prison.

This is an example of Israeli apartheid justice.

The Palestinian girl, of course, is Ahed Tamimi.

The following perfunctory piece is the FIRST EVER to appear on her case in the Sydney Morning Herald:

"A teenage Palestinian girl who was filmed kicking and slapping an Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank has accepted a plea deal under which she will be sentenced to 8 months in prison, her lawyer said. Ahed Tamimi, 17, pictured, became a hero to Palestinians after the December 15 incident outside her home in the village of Nabi Saleh was streamed live on Facebook by her mother and went viral." (23/3/18)

Needless to say, there's been not a whisper about Ahed Tamimi in the Murdoch press.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This just makes me sick to my stomach. This was an injustice even before the announcement that Alon Ezor was to receive a further reduction in his pitence of a penalty. This IS apartheid. In South Africa, it was the students who stood up in the townships against the unleashed rage of the armed forces. In the US a growing number of students are demonstrating in support of gun control. Hopefully none of them will get dragged off and sentenced to eight months prison should they slap a police officer. Irreconcilable, to look at the vilification Mohammed Noor is receiving in the US, yet what Alon Ezor did was manifestly more calculated and brutal. How is it NOT possible to recognise Israel as the racist apartheid state that it is?