Sunday, August 2, 2015

Israeli settlers kill a Palestinian child and wound his family in an arson attack

Israel has been an apartheid state where the indigenous Palestinian people are insecure not only at the hands of IDF soldiers and government agents, but also the racist settlers who like to evict all the Palestinians. They are a Gung-Ho bunch of terrorists whose activities are supported by many western Jewish, or more correctly, Zionist organizations. 
An 18-month old Palestinian baby was killed and his parents and his four-year-old brother wounded overnight in an arson attack against a pair of West Bank homes in Duma. The attack was part of a series of “price tag” attacks carried out by Israeli settlers in the area.
Here below are two articles by Jason Ditz who writes for the Antiwar.com. You can read these articles in the antiwar.com (http://news.antiwar.com/2015/07/31/arson-killing-puts-israels-policy-on-price-tag-attacks-in-spotlight/) or below.
Settlers have regularly carried out price tag attacks against Palestinians across the West Bank, but usually limit the mayhem to vandalizing mosques and clashing tires. In this case, they burned two homes, killing an infant, and spraying painting the words “Revenge” and “Long Live Messiah the king” on the walls in Hebrew on their way out.
PLO officials declared the attack an “assassination,” while the Israeli government insisted it was an act of terrorism. Though Israel promised to arrest those responsible, their track record in price tag strikes is poor on arrests, and even worse on convictions.
The slain baby was identified as Ali Dawabsheh, and his parents and brother are reported to be in critical condition after the fire. The neighboring house that was also burned was said to be empty, and had been for some time.
The arson attack against a West Bank town overnight that killed an 18-month-old Palestinian and wounded his family is fueling a new round of unrest in the occupied territories, and the predictable Israeli military crackdowns against it.
Perhaps the bigger problem for Israel is that this latest attack by the settlers’ ‘price tag’ movement has brought renewed attention to Israel’s policy toward settlements in the West Bank, and the Israeli government’s disinterest in doing anything about the price tag attacks.
While Israel usually gives lip-service to doing something about price tag attacks, but arrests are rare, and convictions all but unheard of. With the far-right Israeli government so heavily dependent on support from the settlers, anything more than a token attempt to arrest culprits is too politically risky.
That seemed to more-or-less fly internationally when the settlers were burning mosques and slashing tires, but killing a child has caught a lot more attention than Israel is used to, and will make keeping the “price tag” movement as their dirty little secret may no longer be an option. The political dependence on the settlers is also greater than ever, however, meaning serious efforts to catch the culprits will be problematic.

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