Sunday, December 26, 2010

Truly "Protocols"

First out so far is in Hebrew.

Remember that "settlers burn sheep" story?

Well, the Arab that complained was the one who himself set the field fire that got out of control.  He had burned his own sheep.

But the Jews are the ones that got blamed.

Here.     Here.     Here.

As soon as an English version goes online, I'll link it.


And here it is in English, a snippet:-

...The tale began to unravel when Arabs pointed their fingers at residents of Itamar, a religious community located almost an hour’s drive from the scene of the fire. The story then was changed, with the blame being placed on the closer community of Maaleh Ephraim, most of whose residents are professionals and who almost never have been involved in any activities against Arabs.

Fadel finally admitted to police the whole story was a lie and that he was responsible for the fire, which he set to burn thorns before it spread beyond control. Blaming Jews not only would have saved him from the embarrassment of having burned his own sheep, it also would allow him to claim damages from the government while being hailed as a hero among Palestinian Authority Arabs and left-wing anti-Zionists.

Hundreds of accusations against Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria have been leveled in recent years, usually in claims that Jews attack or destroy olive trees, although evidence has been produced that in most cases the Arabs have purposely improperly pruned their trees and then accused Jews of the damage.

Another tactic has been to instigate violence, especially on the Shabbat when Jews are forbidden to take pictures, and then accuse Jews of attacking them.

Yossi Dagan, adviser to the Samaria Regional Council, commented, “There is a system among left-wing groups who campaign for financial contributions from foreign countries, many of whom are hostile to Israel. They use European Union money, which has reached billions of dollars the past few years. Many of the workers for left-wing groups enjoy high salaries and use reports from so-called human rights organizations and then travel throughout Judea and Samaria and blow up or change facts to spread libel against Jews.”...



Anonymous said...

Apparently, however, the Executive Director of B'tselem thinks it's still an open story:

@JessicaMontellJessica Montell
@haivri @mondoweiss@maannewsagency @brianoflondon The libel is yours! I just checked; Police investigation of burning sheep still underway

Anonymous said...

She is right, to an extent. the police are still investigating but, apparently they are now looking into the direction of the false complaint.