Monday, January 21, 2019

No, Aiia Was an Israeli Arab

Aiia Maasarwe, it is claimed, was not "Israeli or Arab-Israeli" but "Palestinian with Israeli citizenship".

She was raped and murdered in Australia.


The Guardian has adopted the trope:

The Victorian police have charged a 20-year-old man with the murder of Palestinian student Aiia Maasarwe.

But not even Israeli citizen.

She was Israeli Arab.

Despite this:

The 21-year-old was Palestinian, yet because of the title of her passport, she was described in news reports as Israeli or Arab-Israeli — terms she and her family, like many Palestinians, reject. It’s a commonly forgotten distinction, but one her family was determined to have recognised. Ms Maasarwe’s family shared that the young woman killed in a terrifying unprovoked attack last week identified as Palestinian Arab, but the correction did not immediately flow through.

Are Jordanians, a country geographically in 'Historic Palestine', then "Palestinians"?

Are not Jews "Palestinians" or only Arabs are?

This is simply erasing Jewish national identity.

[Israellycool's take]



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