Israelis call for revenge against Palestinians in racist campaign

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The people of Israel demand revengeAfter this week’s murder of an east Jerusalem Palestinian, calls to inflict violent revenge on Arabs over the killings of three Israeli teenagers have gathered momentum on social media websites.

Such incitement, including by serving soldiers, has featured photos on Facebook and Twitter and prompted Israel’s authorities to urge restraint and threaten the culprits with disciplinary action.

The abduction and killing of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank in June, which Israel blamed on Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, ignited intense public grief and an outpouring of anger.

That anger was channeled into action Wednesday when a Palestinian teenager was abducted and murdered, apparently in a revenge attack.

In an increasingly tense atmosphere, calls on the streets for revenge have spread to the web, with one Facebook page labelled “The people of Israel demand revenge” getting some 35,000 “likes” before it was removed on Wednesday evening.

A new version of the page received 4,000 likes after being launched early on Thursday. It featured pictures of Israeli soldiers serving in the occupied West Bank, both men and women, inciting action against Palestinians.

One soldier, photographed topless and cradling a machinegun, had the word “Revenge” scrawled on his chest in black marker pen.

Rudy Saada, a journalist and social media specialist, said such views did not reflect those of the majority of soldiers.

“As usual, it’s the extremists who are the ones heard loudest,” he told AFP.

“The soldiers are hiding their faces [in the images] but are leaving the names of their units visible. These are units deployed in the (Palestinian) territories, and they’re not always the most educated members of the Israeli army,” Saada said.

The military said it would clamp down “severely” on the culprits.

A gun and an army beret with a sign reading: "Bibi... the people want revenge.." At the bottom appear the words Netzach Yehuda, the name of a haredi IDF company.
A gun and an army beret with a sign reading: “Bibi… the people want revenge..” At the bottom appear the words Netzach Yehuda, the name of a haredi IDF company.
“Posting racist pictures and calls for attacking innocent people is something dangerous that does not fit with what we expect from an Israeli soldier,” an army spokesperson said.

Israel’s public prosecutor advised police to launch an investigation into the incitement, a Justice Ministry statement said.

Four ultra-Orthodox soldiers have already been jailed for 10 days in connection with the hate campaign, Israeli media reported on Thursday.

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni deplored the online hate campaign.

“It doesn’t need to end in murder to be shocking,” she said in a speech to the Bar Association in Israel’s southern port city of Eilat.

“It is enough to see what is written on the social networks — they have turned into hotbed of dangerous and violent incitement.

“This is not the way of Zionism, this is not the way of the state of Israel. We must not let the extremists win.”

The incitement has not been confined to cyberspace, with some 200 Israelis staging an anti-Arab march in east Jerusalem that degenerated into racist retribution.

Two girls hold a sign that reads, 'Hating Arabs isn't racism, it's values. #IsraelDemandsRevenge'.
Two girls hold a sign that reads, ‘Hating Arabs isn’t racism, it’s values. #IsraelDemandsRevenge’.
Police arrested some 47 demonstrators suspected of attacking Palestinians and the security forces.

An MP of the leftwing Meretz party said the online campaigns had a major influence on developments on the ground.

“There’s a link between social networks and street violence,” Zaava Gal-On told public radio, saying she had lobbied Internal Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch for months to take action against online racist incitement.

After the three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped on June 12 in the southern West Bank, Israelis rallied behind the Twitter hashtag #bringbackourboys — a cry akin to that of Nigeria’s #bringbackourgirls, when Islamist group Boko Haram kidnapped hundreds of schoolgirls.

The online campaign eventually brought tens of thousands of people onto the streets of Israel’s commercial capital Tel Aviv in solidarity with the victims’ families after the bodies were found.

Some pro-Palestinian Internet users had initially issued messages of support for the kidnapping of the three Israelis.

On Wednesday, Palestinian activists launched a #dontburnourboys campaign — a reference to the burning of 16-year-old Mohammed Khder’s body by his killers.

There have also been online calls for calm on both sides, however.

And a rally organized on the web saw some 3,000 demonstrators protest in Jerusalem against revenge attacks from either side.

AFP

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182 responses to “Israelis call for revenge against Palestinians in racist campaign”

  1. doron Avatar

    told you it would happen 🙁

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar
      5thDrawer

      Yah … and now ‘they’ call for ‘calm’. But when the head of government immediately pops up and lays blame before any investigation, and before anyone knows who actually did it, or is actually arrested for doing it, then as my old Armenian friend says: ‘The fish stinks from the head.’ And in all cases, Israel or Lebanon, this is the factor no-one ignores for the headlines.
      Both sides grab those, and the ‘opinions’ begin.

      1. doron Avatar

        israel knows who did it. and it held the information for 3 days to verify it before releasing it to the press. this fish does not stink 5th- it’s fresh from the sea.
        but i have a privet reservation about it.the two murderers are Hamas members, that is byond doubt BUT.. it is not uncommon for terrorists to work for more then one organization- they could carry out orders they recieved from other authority or work by themselfs so i personally would not rush to blame hamas based on the identity of the murderers alone.
        as for the article above- People just do not fully understand the volume of rage in israel’s new generation towards palistinians. these kidds that were born into the conflict really don’t understand why we put up with this. they know that IDF can crush and flatten gazza and rammalah, they do not understand or care any more why we must not do that.
        they see whats going on all around the ME where everybody kills everybody and they see that no one really cares, they question why should we hold murderers to fair trial if a jew is murrdered and tossed to the side of the road like a road kill, because he is a jew.
        btw, some of the soldiers were already trialed and jailed for posting these photos- it is emphasised over and over again by commanders that a soldier folows orders and surly not allowed to act it a way that disgrace the IDF and te uniform they wear

        1. MekensehParty Avatar
          MekensehParty

          Fast to name the Hamas culprits and open the hunting season, very slow naming who killed the Palestinian boy even though there were witnesses, a car with a license plate…
          What’s the excuse from the bibi government? They don’t want to heighten the sectarian tension… He was not afraid of heightening such tensions when it was in his favor.
          Netanyahu is taking Israel to the abyss

          1. doron Avatar

            which is exactly what i said:

            “but i have a privet reservation about it.the two murderers are Hamas
            members, that is byond doubt BUT.. it is not uncommon for terrorists to
            work for more then one organization- they could carry out orders they
            recieved from other authority or work by themselfs so i personally would
            not rush to blame hamas based on the identity of the murderers alone.”

            don’t get it wrong,the fact that i am an israeli does not mean i automaticlly support BIB i never voted for and never supported the man.

          2. MekensehParty Avatar
            MekensehParty

            Happy to read this, keep defending Israel and it’s real values and you’ll find us right next to you, have no doubt.

        2. 5thDrawer Avatar
          5thDrawer

          Yes, a good military always attempts to keep it’s idiots ‘in line’ with policy.

  2. Leborigine Avatar
    Leborigine

    The only way is DOWN from here people. Tit for tat and its going to blow out of proportion!

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar
      5thDrawer

      Well, Leborigine, NOW you can see the value of letting everyone run around naked.

      1. Leborigine Avatar
        Leborigine

        I saw a long time ago 5th!! I just want the blind and ignorant to see it! Haha who am I kidding??

        1. 5thDrawer Avatar
          5thDrawer

          Good thing we can’t say anything about the latest Marijuana story …
          However …. the Local Drug-Lord is right. Legalize it, and let him pay off the National debt AND buy some food for the poor Lebanese.

          By the way, doesn’t ‘Noah Zaiter’ sound faintly Columbian?? 😉

  3. Honeysuckle Avatar
    Honeysuckle

    About time the filthy mslims are dealt with

    1. AkhouManUki Avatar
      AkhouManUki

      Get out of here you racist scum

      1. Honeysuckle Avatar
        Honeysuckle

        ‘Hating Arabs palis isn’t racism, it’s values. #IsraelDemandsRevenge’.

        1. Farq2 Avatar

          And being a F@%king idiot is something you are good at.

          1. barabie Avatar
            barabie

            Of course potty mouth can’t shut up so he/it has to show how filthy he was raised.
            Shite sticks together.

          2. Anti ISIS Avatar
            Anti ISIS

            Yep, and shit also sticks together, Hence you and MalmemQUEER sounding very much the same.

          3. MaImequer0 Avatar
            MaImequer0

            Hiding behind your computer? Where did you learn that from?

          4. Anti ISIS Avatar
            Anti ISIS

            Who said I’m hiding. Name the place clown. Then will see who will be hiding.

          5. MekensehParty Avatar
            MekensehParty

            As if you dare leaving Dahyieh

          6. Anti ISIS Avatar
            Anti ISIS

            It fascinates me how you can type and lick at the same time. Your really are talented. Good for you Mek.

          7. MekensehParty Avatar
            MekensehParty

            Easy, lick with your tongue and type with your fingers. I guess they didn’t teach you how to do two things at the same time in Dahyieh.

          8. Anti ISIS Avatar
            Anti ISIS

            I get that part, However it was concentration bit that really fascinates me as it is very clear how much you enjoy ball in your mouth. Just a question Mek, are you able to gargle and type at the same time as well.

          9. MekensehParty Avatar
            MekensehParty

            One second it fascinates you and the next you get it?
            I always knew that the Mahdi school was as shitty as the sewage around it, but boy did you show an unseen low.

          10. Anti ISIS Avatar
            Anti ISIS

            You still haven’t answered my question? Are you able to gargle as well.

          11. MekensehParty Avatar
            MekensehParty

            Farq, I wiped dahyeh and the south with you, do you really want me to keep going?

          12. Anti ISIS Avatar
            Anti ISIS

            LOL, keep telling yourself that to keep yourself feeling better. Make sure you beat your chest during your next reply to me. That is of course when you stop the gargling.

          13. MaImequer0 Avatar
            MaImequer0

            Here is some very practical advice for you:

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfoZsydLE5Y

          14. Anti ISIS Avatar
            Anti ISIS

            You idiot, I’m not a Shiite. Lol

          15. MaImequer0 Avatar
            MaImequer0

            I could care less.. just some practical and relevant advise for you…

          16. Anti ISIS Avatar
            Anti ISIS

            Remember MalQUEER, your are the one who enjoys balls in his mouth, not me. Now go get Barbie and Mek, grab some meth and enjoy a threesome. If you lucky, Barbie might wear a strap on for the both of you.

          17. barabie Avatar
            barabie

            Still talking about gay sex? Time to come out of the closet. No need to b ashamed, I will even march with u in the gay mardi gras.

          18. MaImequer0 Avatar
            MaImequer0

            LOL… ‘gay mardi gras”.. LOL !! ☺

          19. barabie Avatar
            barabie

            Nasty: “I’m sexy and I know it”

          20. MaImequer0 Avatar
            MaImequer0

            LOL!!! Probably the sexiest cave dwelling puppet that iran has. ☺

          21. Honeysuckle Avatar
            Honeysuckle

            hahhhahahahahahaha!!

          22. barabie Avatar
            barabie

            Farqed up is a liar just like daft mare. He/it is def a shite. In fact it is more shite than shit.

          23. MaImequer0 Avatar
            MaImequer0

            Yeah, I thought so… daft mare has multiple personalities.. he / it seem to only have one (but a very messed up one)… reminds me of a HA boot-licker

          24. barabie Avatar
            barabie

            No one talks about gay sex as much as he does. I don’t need to repeat all his homosexual innuendos coz u and others have read them.
            Very good observation re multiple/single personalities. Totally agree.

          25. MaImequer0 Avatar
            MaImequer0

            LOL.. too true!! I wish I had a sister like you.. smart, witty and doesn’t take sh|t from anyone!

          26. Anti ISIS Avatar
            Anti ISIS

            Yep, she is very tough behind a computer. Most of you are.

          27. $89733098 Avatar
            $89733098

            R u threatening me again!?

          28. Anti ISIS Avatar
            Anti ISIS

            Oh Princess, you wish I was a Shiite so I could perform Mutta with you. I know, I know. But unfortunately I wouldn’t touch you with a 40 foot poll. Only God knows what disease you carry after all that hard work you performed on your back in Syria. Now quick, MalQUEER is waiting for with the strap on. You go girl/it

          29. MaImequer0 Avatar
            MaImequer0

            So you prove that you are a bigot, but a stupid bigot too??? Why do you support shia terrorism then if you are not a shia?… Oh, let me guess, they installed a phone line into your village and you feel eternally grateful..

          30. Anti ISIS Avatar
            Anti ISIS

            When Mal, the very same question could thrown right back at you, why do you support the rebels??????
            Aren’t they terrorist? You see Mal, I support the Shia uprising because of what they suffered for hundreds of years from the Sunni’s. The Ottoman empire in particular. Look up your history Mal and see how the Sunni’s persecuted the Shites, Alawites, Christens, Jews and anybody else who went against their sick views.
            At the very least, a Shiite wouldn’t decapitate you because you are from a different religious back ground. The same can’t be said for your rebels.

          31. xx`^` Avatar

            He is not a shia but an Alawi just like the zionist shia’s loyal d** “Assad the Butcher.”

          32. MaImequer0 Avatar
            MaImequer0

            Ok.. here:

          33. Anti ISIS Avatar
            Anti ISIS

            I just worked it out, while your balls are in his mouth you do the typing on behalf of both. Now that’s what I call a tag team effort.

          34. MekensehParty Avatar
            MekensehParty

            A what effort?
            Mahdi school again

          35. MaImequer0 Avatar
            MaImequer0

            Awe come-on now, kiss and make-up?

        2. AkhouManUki Avatar
          AkhouManUki

          You reap what you sow. Extremists like you who take pleasure in driving Palestinians to total desperation, are responsible for the suicide bombers you have spawned.

        3. Deuteronomy 32:35 Vengence is mine and retribution at the appointed time. of course you will deny your faith and the good book and tell me you are not of the faith.

          1. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            Well Geo …. damn good thing some of us ‘moved on’ from the words of ‘The Devout’ I think … or we wouldn’t be here for sure. :-)) This bit is from:
            St Augustine’s ‘De Genesi Ad Litteram’ …..
            “Hense, a devout Christian must avoid astrologers (mathematicians) and all impious soothsayers, especially when they tell the truth, for fear of leading his soul into error by consorting with demons and entangling himself with the bonds of such association.”

            I especially like the part ‘especially when they tell the truth’.
            Sounds like Shiites when they dumped on ‘Logic’. :-))))))))
            It’s worth noting that St. Augustine didn’t call for cutting off heads or anything really radical … but certainly later ‘Devout’ people added punishments for witches, soothsayers, and people who thought the world might be round. :-))
            IMAGINE if ‘we’ had not allowed for change over 2000 years. 😉

        4. man-o-war Avatar
          man-o-war

          Do you just hate “mslim palis” or all “palis”?
          You’re either a giant troll (reminds me of Cook2long) or you’ve been suckling so long that it’s starting to gum up your brain.

          1. I have not seen Cook, actually worried about him being gone this long. I hope he wasn’t kidnapped too 🙁

          2. man-o-war Avatar
            man-o-war

            Lets hope not, but it is unlike him to be gone for so long. Trolling CNN must be taking up all his free time. Don’t you guys keep in touch through email?

          3. I have not seen him anywhere, sent him an email thorugh gmail almost a week ago with no response, he enjoyed his mischief too much to be gone this long, I hope its just mating season and he is just in love or maybe grounded for bad behavior 🙂

          4. Honeysuckle Avatar
            Honeysuckle

            I got banned from CNN for the Allota Fagina name, took a break for 20 or so days.

          5. Damn it Cook!!! I liked Allota Fagina, I mean we all liked Allota Fagina,….still doesn’t sound right, let me try this again, You were very well behaved when you were Allota Fagina, I guess Mano has a good nose and figured it was you, Glad you are ok 🙂

          6. Honeysuckle Avatar
            Honeysuckle

            You never had a country

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