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April 3, 2013 1:46 pm

Yesha Council Leaders Accuse Haaretz Newspaper of Incitement to Violence

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Yesha (West Bank) Council head Avi Ro’eh and Chairman Ron Shachner have sent a letter to Jerusalem Police accusing Israel’s Ha’aretz daily newspaper of incitement to violence.

An editorial published by one of the paper’s correspondents, Amira Hass, who lives in Ramallah, defends Palestinian stone-throwing and encourages other forms of violence against Israelis. “Throwing stones is the birthright and duty of anyone subject to foreign rule. Throwing stones is an action as well as a metaphor of resistance,” she writes.

Hass attempts to explain the cause of the stone throwing, writing, “Often hurling stones is borne of boredom, excessive hormones, mimicry, boastfulness and competition. But in the inner syntax of the relationship between the occupier and the occupied, stone-throwing is the adjective attached to the subject of ‘We’ve had enough of you, occupiers.'”

The article is particularly poignant considering that a Palestinian Arab man was recently convicted for murder in the death of an Israeli settler and his son after the car the two were traveling in crashed after being hit by stones.

Hass asserts that the violence is a Palestinian “right and duty,” adding that it and other forms of violence “should be taught and developed. Limitations could include the distinction between civilians and those who carry arms, between children and those in uniform, as well as the failures and narrowness of using weapons.”

“So why are such classes absent from the Palestinian curriculum?” she asks. “Part of the explanation lies with the opposition of the donor states and Israel’s punitive measures. But it is also due to inertia, laziness, flawed reasoning, misunderstanding and the personal gains of some parts of society.”

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  • tzoorba

    Amira Hass is a well know liar and propagandist for the Palestinians. She was convicted in court for blatantly lying in the past.

  • Luigi Rosolin

    The letter to the police by West Bank council, can be publish? Amira Hass certainly is suggesting that trowing stone is a valid form of protest. I personally agree, what I can agree is that such violence is cause by misleading teaching from both side of the barricade! The mother of the girl in coma is making the point! The person helping was a Palestinian, can we see the two contradicting position! Not one that had trow the stone was really intended to kill or seriously injury especially an infant.
    Palestinian need to be respected and so Jews, all the one who are oppressing or instigate violence must change their conviction. Peace and respect are the only way. Jesus will restore them, will happened sooner if people pray.

  • What if Ameria Haas is right? Let’s find out…by marking Armira’s car clearly . Then all her Palestinian “friends” will know whose car to to stone. When the windshield crumbles into her lap, will she thank the Palestinians and get out of her car and toss a few stones, herself??

    Ameria should be dropped from the newspaper for incitement to violence.

    She doesn’t know what loyalty to her own people means.
    She’s really “broadminded”, y’knowhudimean?

    We all had people like her in junior high and high school (grades 7 to 12). They wanted to show to demonstrate “fairness”. Even when the other side hated her. There were some like her in Germany…until they were among those who were rounded up by the Nazis. Suddenly it wasn’t so “fair” any more.

  • Sara Springer

    This woman is in desparate need of medical attention. She is out of her mind.