“. . . Destroy the inhabited homes in their names . . .” (Samih Al-Qasim)

Palestinian resident of Lydd, Amad Abu Sharah, after he was attacked in the early hours of the morning, allegedly by religious Jews. (photo ledawy.net)
Palestinian resident of Lydd, Amad Abu Sharah, after he was attacked in the early hours of the morning, allegedly by religious Jews. (photo ledawy.net)

❶ From: +972 NEWS MAGAZINE
PALESTINIAN  CITIZEN  ATTACKED  IN  SUSPECTED  HATE  CRIME
Samah Salaime
August 2, 2015
Amad Abu Sharah, a Palestinian citizen and activist from Lydd (Lod in Hebrew), was attacked in the early hours of Sunday morning at the entrance to his house on his way back from morning prayers at a nearby mosque.
____Activists in Lydd are planning to hold a meeting Sunday in light of the growing tensions between the settlers from the “Garin Torani” (a core group of national-religious Jews who often move into poor, mixed Jewish-Arab neighborhoods in order to strengthen its Jewish character) and the Arab residents of the Ramat Eshkol neighborhood in the north of the city. A protest denouncing the attack is also scheduled for Sunday evening.
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❷ From: PALESTINE NEWS & INFORMATION AGENCY – WAFA
PLO  OFFICIAL:  IMPUNITY  GRANTED  TO  SETTLERS  RESPONSIBLE  FOR  SETTLERS’  BURNING  TO  DEATH  OF TODDLER
August 1, 2015 ― PLO Executive Committee Member Saeb Erakat, stressed that settlers’ Friday arson attack in Nablus, which claimed the life of a toddler and critically injured his entire family ‘is a direct consequence of decades of impunity given by the Israeli government to settler terrorism.’
____Erekat held the Israeli Government fully responsible for the brutal assassination of the toddler Ali Saad Dawabsha and the injury of his mother, father and brother, who sustained third degree burns.
[. . . .]
____“We cannot separate the barbaric attack that took place in Duma last night from the recent settlement approvals by the Israeli government, a government which represents an Israeli national coalition for settlements and Apartheid,” he said.
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❸ From: INTERNATIONAL MIDDLE EAST MEDIA CENTER (IMEMC)
ISM  REPORT:  VILLAGE  OF  AZZUN  SUFFERS  FROM  CONTINUOUS,  TARGETED  ATTACKS  BY  ISRAELI  ARMY
International Solidarity Movement
August 02, 2015
On Tuesday, July 28, at 2:40 pm, the Israeli army arrived to the village of Azzun, located in the district of Qalqilya, to block 3 of the 4 existing entrance gates. . . . this situation left all the inhabitants trapped in their village.
[. . . .]
____This event should be seen in the larger context of violence, control and surveillance to which the village of Azzun has been subjected. The main road 55 that connects the village to Nablus, is fenced through 40 kilometers and includes three watchtowers. . . .the nearby illegal settlement of Maale Shomeron has a large number of watchtowers that constantly surveil the villagers’ movements within Azzun.
____In the course of the previous year, the village suffered from 385 attacks from the army. . . .
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Israeli soldiers block a main road in the village of Azzun, during a protest for the opening of the eastern gate to the village, which has been closed by Israel since 1990, West Bank, February 14, 2015. (photo: Ahmad al-Bazz/Activestills.org)
Israeli soldiers block a main road in the village of Azzun, during a protest for the opening of the eastern gate to the village, which has been closed by Israel since 1990, West Bank, February 14, 2015. (photo: Ahmad al-Bazz/Activestills.org)

❹ From: PALESTINE NEWS & INFORMATION AGENCY – WAFA
SETTLERS  CONTINUE  TO  HARASS  PALESTINIANS  PASSING  THROUGH  JENIN-NABLUS  ROAD
August 2, 2015
JENIN – Israeli settlers Sunday continued their acts of harassment and attacks against Palestinians passing through Jenin-Nablus Road, according to security sources.
____Settlers raided the evicted Israeli settlement outpost of Tarsala, which was evicted in 2005, and attacked Palestinians passing through the Jenin-Nablus Road; settlers used anti-Arab words against Palestinians and drove their cars on the Road in a provocative manner, harassing Palestinians.
____Only last Week, Dozens of extremist settlers gathering near the evicted settlement to the south of Jenin, rioted and committed acts of violence against Palestinians.
[. . . .]
____Al-Haq human rights center said, “Attacks by Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank against members of the Palestinian population and their property are an extensive, long-term, and worsening phenomenon.”
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❺ Opinion – mention of book, JEWISH TERRORISM IN ISRAEL
From: ALTERNATIVE INFORMATION CENTER (AIC)
SILENCE  IS  COMPLICITY
Mazin Qumsiyeh
August 2, 2015
A Jewish colonial settler attacked a village near Nablus, throwing Molotov cocktails and burning houses. Ali Dawabsheh, an 18 month old baby, was burned to death and three family members sustained severe burns.
____Jewish terrorism is not new and it accompanied Zionism from its foundations and accelerated under British rule (1919-1947) and got into a crescendo in 1948 and 1949 (dozens of massacres including Deir Yassin and Tantura) and then the attacks on civilians by the largest terror organization in the world (the Israeli army) including bombing refugee camps and villages in the 1950s until today. See book on “Jewish Terrorism in Israel” as example:

Pedahzur, Ami, and Arie Perliger. JEWISH TERRORISM IN ISRAEL. New York: Columbia University Press, 2011. (From Columbia Studies in Terrorism and Irregular Warfare Series)
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“THE GENERAL’S PSALM,” BY SAMIH AL-QASIM

Hear, O people, of Israel, the voice of the prophets!
Hear, ye people of Aaron, the call!
We issue the order to the wretched apostates,
to all good and God-fearing men:
Worship the graven images of Washington!
Rise, now, and worship them!
Mix with the murderous idols of Bonn!
Offer your children on petroleum’s altars.
And keep them in your hearts.
Destroy the inhabited homes in their names
and kneel at the feet of Canaan!
People of Judah,
It matters not if your mansions
are turned into desert sands.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

From Al-Qasim, Samih. SADDER THAN WATER. New and Selected Poems. Trans. Nazih Kasis and Adina Hoffman. Jerusalem: Ibis Editions, 2008.
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Samih Al-Qasim Obituary, August 20, 2014

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