tisdag 3 november 2015

Palestinian Incitement to Violence and Terror: Nothing New, But Still Dangerous

Palestinian Incitement to Violence and Terror:Nothing New, But Still Dangerous (Amb Alan Baker JCPA)
 - The bitter, civil violence and terror over the past weeks, concentrated in Hebron and in Jerusalem and revolving around the issue of the Al Aqsa mosque, are being attributed by various commentators to a series of causes and reasons.

  -  These include: the ongoing political stalemate and its concomitant frustration, the weakness of the Palestinian Authority and incapability of its leadership, the canard that “Al Aqsa is in danger,” and the widespread use among the younger generation of social media with its graphic images extolling martyrdom.

   - The one central and overriding component of today’s crisis is the incitement of an aroused Arab public. The extreme anti-Israel and anti-Semitic indoctrination that is so pervasive in all levels of Palestinian society has inevitably led to violence and terror.

  -  Incitement and manipulation of a particular community – worshippers at mosques, the younger generation in kindergartens, schools, and colleges, and the general adult community through the electronic media – have become one of the major tactical weapons in the arsenal of Arab societies in general and the Palestinian leadership in particular.

  -  A culture of mistrust and hate, fanned by constant religious and public incitement, inevitably leads to violence and terror, and, as such, undermines the concept of peaceful relations. A leadership that openly and officially sanctions and encourages such incitement cannot come with clean hands to the international community and complain about lack of progress in the peace process.

Palestinian Incitement to Violence and Terror:
Nothing New, But Still Dangerous - See more at: http://jcpa.org/article/palestinian-incitement-to-violence-and-terrornothing-new-but-still-dangerous/#sthash.gRfsjwZ8.dpuf

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