“. . . the sweetest recreation for children. . .” (Salem Jubran)

The late Dawabsha Family
The late Dawabsha Family

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❶ Mother of infant killed in Duma settler attack dies from injuries
❷ Netanyahu says will not allow Israel to be ‘submerged’ by refugees
❸ Muslims denied rights in Jerusalem, Hebron
❹ PLO Erekat: Israel’s Lack of Justice Could Result in More Victims
❺ (Opinion/Analysis) How Israel honors the murderers in its midst
❻ Poem by Salem Jubran

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MA’AN NEWS AGENCY
MOTHER  OF  INFANT  KILLED  IN  DUMA  SETTLER  ATTACK  DIES  FROM  INJURIES
Sept. 7, 2015
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Riham Dawabsha, the mother of 18-month-old Ali Dawabsha who was burned alive in an arson attack by Israeli extremists on July 31, died from her injuries late Sunday, after fighting for her life for over a month, relatives and hospital officials said.
____Relatives said that Riham, 27, who suffered third degree burns to 90 percent of her body in the attack, had succumb to her injuries.
____Anwar Dawabsha, a family member, confirmed he had been informed of her death and said the funeral would be held on Monday in Duma.
More. . .

MA’AN NEWS AGENCY
NETANYAHU  SAYS  WILL  NOT  ALLOW  ISRAEL  TO  BE  ‘SUBMERGED’  BY  REFUGEES
Sept. 7, 2015
JERUSALEM―Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said he would not allow Israel to be “submerged” by refugees after calls for Israel to take in those fleeing Syria’s war.
____Speaking at the weekly cabinet meeting, Netanyahu also announced the start of construction of a fence along Israel’s border with Jordan, according to his office.
____”We will not allow Israel to be submerged by a wave of illegal migrants and terrorist activists,” Netanyahu said [. . . .]
____Opposition leader Isaac Herzog on Saturday said Israel should take in Syrian refugees, RECALLING THE PLIGHT OF JEWS WHO SOUGHT REFUGE FROM PAST CONFLICTS.
More. . .

Israeli stamp honoring Shlomo Ben-Yosef (1913 – June 29, 1938); illegal immigrant to Mandatory Palestine; member of the Revisionist Zionist underground group Irgun; “martyr” of the Arab Revolt (1936-1938)
Israeli stamp honoring Shlomo Ben-Yosef (1913 – June 29, 1938); illegal immigrant to Mandatory Palestine; member of the Revisionist Zionist underground group Irgun; “martyr” of the Arab Revolt (1936-1938)

ALTERNATIVE INFORMATION CENTER (AIC)
MUSLIMS  DENIED  RIGHTS  IN  JERUSALEM,  HEBRON
Sept. 7, 2015
For the third consecutive week Israeli authorities impose restrictions on Palestinians wishing to enter East Jerusalem’s al Aqsa mosque, the third holiest site of Islam.
____Palestinian women are prevented from entering al Aqsa in the morning hours, whilst the Israeli police have a “black list” of some 45 women who are currently totally preventing from entering the mosque.
____Palestinian men are further limited in the morning hours from visitings lasting more than one hour in al Aqsa.
____Palestinian sources note that these limitations on their religious freedom are intended to facilitate the daily invasion of the mosque compound by tens of Israeli settlers, together with police and secret security officers.
More. . .

PALESTINE NEWS & INFORMATION AGENCY – WAFA
PLO  EREKAT:  ISRAEL’S  LACK  OF  JUSTICE  COULD  RESULT  IN  MORE  VICTIMS
RAMALLAH, September 7, 2015 (WAFA) – Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Saeb Erekat, said the assassination of the Dawabsheh family by Jewish fanatics reflects the clear connection between hate speech, settlement expansion and the impunity granted to Israel by the International community. [. . . .]
____Reham, who has been suffering from critical third degree burns, was pronounced dead late Sunday night while receiving treatment; over a month after the arson attack against her family’s home in Nablus’ village of Duma on July 31 . . . .
____“If Israel is not stopped and held accountable then Riham will not be the last victim of Israeli terror,” said Erekat, adding: “There is a culture of hate that has been developing in Israel by supporting settlements and Apartheid.”
More. . .

❺ Opinion/Analysis
THE ELECTRONIC INTIFADA
HOW  ISRAEL  HONORS  THE MURDERERS  IN  ITS  MIDST
Stanley Heller
Aug. 31, 2015
Two days after Israeli settlers burned to death an 18-month-old baby earlier this summer, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared: “What distinguishes us from our neighbors is that we denounce and condemn murderers in our midst and pursue them until the end, while they name public squares after child murderers.” [. . . .]
Deliberate killing of civilians and glorification of the killers is disgusting. Yet is it true that the Israeli government denounces and condemns all terrorists and war criminals?
____. . . Shlomo Ben-Yosef. He was hanged by the British administrators of Palestine in 1938. He and others threw grenades in a failed effort to kill the passengers aboard a Palestinian bus. Today there are streets named after him in Akka and Tel Aviv.
____Ben-Yosef was part of the Irgun, the Zionist armed group that was led by Menachem Begin, later Israel’s prime minister. The first Irgun attacks began around April 1936 and by the start of the Second World War, as many as 250 Palestinians had been killed by the group.
____The Irgun was denounced as “terrorist” by Albert Einstein and other luminaries in 1948.
More. . . https://electronicintifada.net/content/how-israel-honors-murderers-its-midst/14813
For example, Shlomo Ben-Yosef Street . . .

(Blogger’s note: I have posted this poem with some trepidation. Do not assume from my using it that I am Anti-Semitic. Or, more important, that Salem Jubran was―note especially the last paragraph in the link about him below from the Israeli newspaper Haaretz. I post it because Jubran asked―in 1964―the same question many bewildered citizens of the world ask, for example, in the aftermath of the Israeli assault on Gaza in 2014.)

“A  HANGING  HUMAN  1964,”  BY  SALEM  JUBRAN
One of the toys that appeared on the Israeli market was that of a “hanged Arab.

A hanging human body
The prettiest of toys
The sweetest recreation for children
Displayed on the market!
No, it is not there anymore
It has been sold out for days
Don’t search for it, tell your child
It’s sold out for days!

Oh, souls of those
Dead in Nazi concentration camps―
The hanged human
Is not a Jew in Berlin.
The hanged human is an Arab
Like me, of my people
Hanged by your brothers―
Forgive me, hanged by the crypto Nazis
In Zion!

Souls of the victims
Of Nazi camps―
If only you knew!
If only you knew!

From: Aruri, Naseer and Edmund Ghareeb, eds. ENEMY  OF  THE  SUN:  POETRY  OF  THE  PALESTINIAN  RESISTANCE. Washington, DC: Drum and Spear Press, 1970.
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About Salem Jubran

Scorch marks on the outside of the Dawabsha home. Photo: MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP
Scorch marks on the outside of the Dawabsha home. Photo: MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP

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