Palestinians Must Go Beyond "Outburst Of Emotions" In Dealing With Latest Settler Crime
12 August 2015
By Khalid Amayreh
While Palestinians and their supporters ought to view positively the
unusually-strong global reactions to the burning of a Palestinian toddler,
Ali Dawabsheh, at the hands of genocidal Jewish settlers at the village of
Duma near Nablus last week, a long-term strategy is needed, not only to
prevent the recurrence of the grisly crime, but also to prevent the worst
Today, some Rabbis in Israel and abroad openly call for sending Palestinians
to concentration camps.
Such calls, however, raise few eyebrows in Israel and Jewish community in
North America and Europe.
More to the point, the nefarious calls don't find their way to the mainstream
media in the West where Muslims are usually guilty even if proven innocent
whereas Jews are usually innocent even if proven guilty.
Instead, western media keep parroting stale Israeli propaganda that the
settler terrorists are a few harmful weeds who in no way represent the
I am a million percent sure that a repetition of the latest Nazi crime is
only a few weeks or months away.
The cutthroats of Gush Emunim are always mentally ready to do it again and
again and again. This is part of their genocidal Messianic ideology which
stipulates that non-Jews living in "the Land of Israel" must be either
enslaved as water carriers or wood hewers, or expelled or be physically
exterminated following the Biblical style. This is the unmistakable message
we keep hearing from the synagogues.
Moreover, the murderers and would be murderers feel quite immune from any
real punishment by the Israeli justice system which is tightly controlled by
the settler party, known as ha-Bayt ha-Yehydi or Jewish Home, headed by
Hence, it would be a strategic mistake on the part of the Palestinians and
their supporters to treat the latest crime as an aberration or isolated
The Israeli government and army might be prompted to take some efforts to
prevent the settlers from committing the next crime too soon.
The reason for this apparently has more to do with avoiding "negative
repercussions and ramifications" abroad than with a genuine resolve to stem
the tide of Jewish terrorism.
However, we all know, Israelis and Palestinians alike, that the decades-old
Israeli occupation itself represents the ultimate infrastructure of terror
whose continuation would kill every conceivable effort to eradicate or even
mitigate settler violence against the virtually completely unprotected
This occupation, harsh and callous as it is, is the ultimate root-cause of
violence and terror. Likewise, the recurrent murder of Palestinians, either
at the hands of the genocidal settlers or by the Israeli army, is its
And since we cannot possibly eradicate the effect without first removing its
root-cause, the phenomenon of Nazi-like Jewish terror will continue and may
even grow further. I wish I could come up with any other prognosis of the
situation we are dealing with in the West Bank. One would want to give hope
and good will a chance. But the overall situation looks quite gloomy and
What should be done?
There are several steps Palestinians ought to take in response to the
threatening ghoul of Jewish Nazism.
First of all, we should call the spade a spade and refrain from pretending
that this is just another passing summer cloud. Yes, we must not allow
ourselves to give in to panic and lose our composure over the fascist
In the final analysis, we Palestinians have been through it all, from
creation to destruction, and no matter what these Judeo-Nazi thugs do or will
do, we will cling to our ancestral homeland as we have done all along,
despite the enormity of the Zionist crimes.
However, we should be constantly vigilant and always expect the worse to
happen, given the brutal ugliness of religious Zionism, an ideology that has
much in common with Aryan Nazism.
Second, we must continue to expose Judeo-Nazi crimes and practices to all
people under the sun even at the risk of being accused of indulging in
incitement or even anti-Semitism. After all it is neither incitement nor
anti-Semitism to call those who burn children alive "Nazis".
In the final analysis, our very survival as a people is at stake and depends
largely on the good-will of the international public opinion. That is why we
must never get tired trying to mobilize the peoples and governments of the
world to stand with us and identify with our struggle.
Needless to say, in order to expedite this paramount effort, Palestinian
factions, including the PA, must utilize their finest brains in order to
communicate the Zio-Nazi reality to the entire world. Skilled Multi-lingual
spokespeople should therefore be utilized to disseminate the message
accurately, honestly, professionally and without exaggeration or turgidity,
since overstating our case could have adverse effects.
Third, the PA must be pressured to create an absolute linkage between any
form of security coordination with the Zionist state and the adoption of
pro-active measures by Israel to ensure the safety and security of
Palestinian civilians. It is really a shame that the PA has not insisted on
such a linkage despite the manifest persistence of the evil crimes by the
Fourth, Palestinian factions must refrain, at least for now, from carrying
out any rash action that would undermine our moral high ground. Needless to
say, any uncalculated act would serve the genocidal cause of the settlers and
their allies and enable them to claim that settler violence is a reaction to
Palestinian violence, a claim that is, of course, brazenly false.
At this time, Palestinian self-restraint is probably the best policy we
should adopt. It is absolutely far more beneficial and expedient for our
cause and goals as it would serve to isolate the genocidal terrorists and put
more pressure on the Netanyahu government to deal with them more stringently.
Finally, we must not fail the voices of conscientiousness in Israel who have
expressed a genuine rejection of the latest crime. These and similar voices
can be considered a valuable asset in the long fight against the forces of
fascism and terror.
At the end of the day, conscientious Jews who believe in justice are our
ultimate partners for true peace and justice in this tortured land.
Khalid Amayreh is a Palestinian journalist and current affairs political
commentator living in Occupied Palestine