Resisting Palestinian Erasure in Jerusalem with Jalal Abukhater on Rethinking Palestine

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It felt like a state sponsored attack. And that’s what happened in that march. They chose to let this happen. The Israelis knew that there will be genocidal chants, there would be call for “death for arabs”. I heard “death for arabs” being screamed at multiple occasions… There is a collusion that we saw on that day. There is collusion between the state of Israel, its armed forces, and those extremists, which if it’s like 70,000 people in the streets raising the Israeli flag and yelling “death to arabs”, those are not extremists, those are not the fringes. It’s 70,000  settlers, representing the Israeli state, and the Israeli state misrepresented by those who allow this to happen, who deployed 300 Israeli occupation forces in Jerusalem to protect those people, to allow their violence continue. And all the evidence we have, all the videos we have; no arrests were made. Any Palestinian who dared to resist, who dared to raise a Palestinian flag in their face, got attacked, got shot. Dozens, even 70 or 80, got arrested, many were hospitalised, the property damage is in millions I believe. It just looked like a day from the movie “The Purge”. If you’re a jewish settler you’re allowed to be violent against Palestinian subjects, and you get scot-free, just on this day. That’s what it felt like.   

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WATCH: Jewish supremacists chant ‘Death to Arabs’ during Flag March by Oren Ziv

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Far-right Israelis attacked Palestinian shop owners, journalists, and onlookers as they chanted genocidal slogans while marching through Jerusalem.

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Israeli mob chants for genocide in Jerusalem by Tamara Nassar

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Thousands of Israeli Jewish nationalists marched through Jerusalem chanting racist and genocidal slogans against Palestinians on Tuesday. This was part of an annual “March of the Flags” by far-right Israeli Jews to celebrate Israel’s occupation and colonization of East Jerusalem. Like in previous years, the mob waving Israeli flags spewed racist and genocidal slogans against Palestinians and denigrated the Prophet Muhammad.

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The Iraq Project for Genocide Prevention: Statement on Israeli Violence in Jerusalem on Lemkin Institute for Genocide Prevention

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On April 22, 2021, hundreds of Jewish extremists marched through East Jerusalem proclaiming “Death to Arabs,” while being protected by Israeli police. The Iraq Project for Genocide Prevention believes the violence shown last night against Palestinians is genocidal. It is a red flag for possible international crimes. We call on the world to denounce and properly address the actions of the Israeli government – without fear of ad hominem accusations of antisemitism – as they are reflected in the tragic escalation and radicalization in its rhetoric, policy, and practice towards the Palestinian people over the past months, especially in East Jerusalem.

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Israel lobby’s “Death to the Arabs” damage control by Ali Abunimah

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“Every evening this week, dozens of young Jews walked around Jerusalem’s city center, chanting ‘Death to Arabs’ and attacking passersby with stones and tear gas,” Israel’s Haaretz newspaper reported on Wednesday. The situation escalated further on Thursday, when more than 100 Palestinians were injured as a result of mob violence provoked by the far-right Jewish group Lehava.

… Cries of “Death to the Arabs” are sadly an all too common phenomenon in Israel. And far from being the sole responsibility of a few fringe extremists, they are the direct result of years of anti-Palestinian incitement and dehumanizing rhetoric by Israeli leaders, from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the country’s top rabbis to other senior politicians and even comedians and pop singers.

Extreme racist and even genocidal hatred of Palestinians is pervasive in Israeli Jewish society, where there exists no significant popular movement to end decades of Israeli military occupation, apartheid and abuse against Palestinians.

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The Writing on the Wall by Amira Hass

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Such graffiti, including its variations, such as “Kahane was right” appear on walls at bus stations for Israelis or on cement blocks positioned alongside West Bank roads. They are hard to miss. The writing on the wall inside the IDF checkpoint is almost hidden… Whoever wrote “Death to the Arabs” in very small print letters did not intend to provoke the passersby. 

… But there’s a connection between the natural way a wish for genocide was scribbled on the wall of a military installation, and the automatic responses of soldiers when a Palestinian vehicle struck them. The soldiers shot immediately at the vehicle, deciding on the spot that the driver and the passengers merit the same fate – death. The IDF spokesperson also issued an automatic response: Terror attack. Automatically all the Israeli media report in unison that these were terrorists… The values of the army, the state and Israeli society clearly say here: First thing you do is kill the Arab.

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“Death to the Arabs” rally draws thousands in Tel Aviv by Ali Abunimah

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We usually only post articles that explicitly contain the word “genocide” in them, as we try to provide analysis rather than news items. However we find this particular coverage of yesterday’s events to strongly imply the crime of incitement to genocide on a mass scale, from the Prime Minister, to the courts, to celebrities, to the Israeli public at large. We view this event, and political developments in Israel around this particular execution of Abd al-Fattah Yusri al-Sharif as a decisive moment in the history of the state of  Israel’s ongoing genocide of the Palestinian people:

In Tel Aviv’s Yitzhak Rabin Square on Tuesday evening, thousands of Israelis rallied in support of Elor Azarya, the soldier filmed executing a gravely wounded Palestinian last month. Rally-goers shouted anti-Arab slogans and attacked persons perceived as being leftists or journalists. Hours earlier, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a call for leniency for the soldier… independent reporter, Dan Cohen, tweeted that many in the crowd chanted “Death to Arabs,” a frequently heard rallying cry at anti-Palestinian demonstrations… Ahmed Tibi, a Palestinian lawmaker in Israel’s parliament, posted an image of a sign [in English] displayed at the rally reading “Kill them all.”.. The rally was organized by Sharon Gal, an Israeli journalist and former lawmaker, and was addressed by Azarya’s parents. Several Israeli pop icons were also scheduled to entertain the rally-goers, including singers Moshik Afia, Maor Edri and Amos Elgali, as well as rapper Subliminal, the Israeli website Ynet reported… Israel at first announced Azarya would be charged with murder, but following a surge of public support, the charges were downgraded to manslaughter.

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