Israel Never Surprises Me by Amer Zahr

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I am not surprised to see Israelis sitting on hills in a city near Gaza, watching the Israeli missiles fall.  One onlooker called it “just good fun.”  Others were eating popcorn, which is not surprising.  If you’re sick enough to be entertained by watching hi-tech missiles fall on an open-air prison in one of the most densely populated places on the planet, it doesn’t really shock me if you bring along some snacks to pass the time.

… I am not surprised when Ayelet Shaked advocates calling Palestinians “little snakes.”  Oh, she also advocated the destruction of “elderly and its women, its cities and its villages, its property and its infrastructure.” Oh, she is also a member of the Israeli Knesset.  Oh, she is also a member of the ruling coalition of Netanyahu’s government.  Oh, and the prime minister had nothing to say about her call to genocide.  Oh, and her Facebook post calling for all of these things got over 5,100 likes.  If a society is sick enough to elect and promote a fascist into the highest levels of political office, it doesn’t really shock me when her murderous rants are met with nothing.

… Being a form of entertaining target practice for a society that wants us exterminated anyway is nothing new.  We’re used to it. Don’t feel bad for us.  It’s normal.

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