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The occupation doesn’t only takes its toll on Palestinian adults; in even more ways, it affects Palestinian children. In occupied East Jerusalem, children as young as six are snatched from their beds or on their way to or from school in order to give testimony or be questioned.

Why don’t the police simply send summonses to the children’s homes instead of arresting them in the middle of the night? Because the Israel Postal Service doesn’t operate in East Jerusalem. The logic of occupation.

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    1. Ginger Eis

      It is NO secret that the Arabs living in East Jerusalem organize their children to seek out Jews and Western tourist to throw stones at them, seriously injure them and/or slit their throat if they can. It is also no secret that Arab male teens usually lie in wait to sexually grope and harass foreign female students of the Hebrew University on their way to and from the Uni. or in the vicinity thereof, etc. These are all forms of legitimate resistance according to the Arabs. The goal is to destabilize Jerusalem, restore abnormality, force individuals to feel unsafe and drive away tourists and Jews from Jerusalem. Israel does NOT and will NOT accept that. These criminal activities must and will be rooted out – regardless of the age of the perpetrators. If Arab parents send their children to go and grope and sexually harass young ladies, throw stones, maim, injure and possibly kill innocent civilians they know nothing of, they should happily accept the trauma caused to the children by arrests. The ones who abuse these children are their own parents and community leaders who use them to commit violence agains civilians. Other Western countries would act harsher in this kind of situation!

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      • Sandra Dughman-Manzur

        Spoken like a true racist, congratulations on using Nazi like propaganda

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        • Ginger Eis

          Name callings, irresponsibly throwing Nazi-slurs around, utterly incapable of engaging in a coherent thought-process and debate. That’s what you guys specialize in over here. Anyone who does not echo and cheer the ‘group-think’ is a racist and a Nazi, etc. How sad, indeed. Ironically they who call others “racist” and “Nazis” support a “Jew Free Palestine”. They support throwing out hundreds of thousands of Jews out of their homes and demolishing whole cities they built. How sad. Indeed, how sad. Sigh.

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          • Land of Canaan

            Ginger, obviously you are one twisted individual that brings despicable shame to Jews. Either your just sick in the mind to claim what you have claimed, or you are just trying to bring Western sympathy to talented truth twisting people like you. No wonder why many Westerners and Europeans alike are beginning to see what most of Israelites’ are like (rising BDS). European and American visit the west bank and experience extreme hospitable friendliness, unlike what some of the racism that is experience by foreign Christians. Go eat an ice cream and make yourself useful lol

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          • Ginger Eis

            Obviously you have – in your own words – been bought “with extreme hospitable friendliness”. Why would they treat you any differently since you freely stand with them against Israel? Try criticizing them the same way you feel the Chutzpah to criticize Jews inside and outside Israel and let’s see how long you last. What makes you feel you should be treated “with extreme hospitable friendliness” (whatever that means!) by Israelis? Because you are White European? Israel is a country of laws. Abide by the law and you get the benefits thereof (as in all Western European countries). BTW, some of the “experience by the foreign Christians” you talked about include being fooled by that “extreme hospitable friendliness”. The next thing you know is that SOME of these “foreign Christians” (a) have converted to Islam overnight, (b) are wearing hijab or burqa, (c) pregnant and (d) unable to get out and go back to their countries of origin or to continue life as they knew it before they entered the West Bank. Israeli police has had to move into the “West Bank” on several occasions to rescue some of these “foreign Christian” women. Sounds familiar, scumbag? For the rest I will refer you to my post to you ilk below.

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          • Ginger Eis

            “Land of Canaan”, you claim to be a “Christian”. In Egypt, Christian Churches are burning. Egyptians are burnt alive in Christian Churches. In Syria Nuns are taken as hostages by Muslim men, centuries old Christian Churches and Shrines destroyed, etc. Try entering Saudi-Arabia with the Holy Bible. Try exposing your Crucifix-necklets in Saudi-Arabia or make the sign of the Cross and see what will happen to you, etc. Go to Gaza and ask them what happened to their Catholic Churches, Catholic schools and (Palestinian) Catholics. After you have done that, come and talk to me about being treated “with extreme hospitable friendliness” by Muslim-Arabs and the “racism that is experience by foreign Christians” at the hand of Jews in Israel, as you claim. In Israel, you are free to worship as you wish, and do whatever you want – within the ambit of the Law. With scumbags like you Christians need no enemies. Get lost!

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      • This is delusion founded on denial. The blanket statements implying “all parents,” “all children” are just absurd. How many cases of children “slitting throats” can you document? As an interviewed woman said, you are making your own enemies. You are doing your cause no service here at all.

        35 years after Eternal Jerusalem and there is still no standard Israeli Post on the East side? I guess it is because of rock throwing.

        If there are Israeli laws purportedly protecting children from and under detention and interrogation then they need to be enforced. But as far as I know there is no independent, regular attempt to enforce such law against the State itself. Why?

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        • Philos

          Greg, it’s BDS time. Don’t feed the racist hasbara trolls

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          • Ginger Eis

            BDS? Bring it on! We understand fully well that BDS is the continuation of the war of annihilation against Israel. As we decisively defeated your fathers and forefather before you on the battlefieds, so WE will decisively defeat you on the BDS-front. And after your worthless self has long disappeared from this earth, the Land and the People of Israel will continue to grow and blossom in academics, science and technology, art and literature, etc. and be a light unto the nations. I have said this before to you and your ilk and I will say it again: obsession with Israel and Jews will eventually destroy your spirit. Get a life! AM YISRAEL CHAI!

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        • Danny

          Why are you even replying to this troll? I would just as soon respond to a barking dog.

          Philos, I agree – the time has come to sanction Israel the South Africa way. Hopefully, sitting in isolation for a few years and watching their standard of living plummet will cause most Israelis to arrive at the conclusion that occupation simply ain’t worth the trouble.

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          • Ginger Eis

            Danny, a saying goes like these: if you lack vocabularies and can’t debate, you insult and call names – for you need no power of thougth to do that. BDS? Well it has been around since the creation of the State Of Israel. It failed miserably. Why? Because most of the world knows that you and your ilk are liars. But you are not smart enough to figure it out, dumbass! In the meantime, Israel will match on and progress, while you continue to fume and suffocate in your envy.

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          • Ok Danny, Philos. You’re right. The statement, below

            ‘We are not in the business of “fighting for the hearts and minds” of anyone. They who can’t live in Jerusalem in peace will bear the consequences – including being forced out of the city.’

            about says it all. I like to believe in words, and know I take my own words too seriously. Don’t even mind being called deluded, as I think that a pretty standard trait in the world. But Eis’ comments, above–it’s time to walk away.

            Thanks.

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      • Jim McKee

        I live in an Eastern country (Australia) where the rule of law applies equally to all (except perhaps for the rich). I support the BDS movement in its nonviolent attempts to seek a peaceful solution to the occupation.

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        • Ginger Eis

          Jim, I have reason to believe that you genuinely seek peace between Israel and the Muslim-Arabs. An overwhelming majority of Israelis do so desperately, but are unwilling to commit national suicide. Here are two questions I have for you:
          a. Would you still support BDS if you know that its leaders support violence against Israel and its civilians?
          b. Would you still support BDS if you know that BDS members and leaders do not support a two-state-solution but rather pursues ONE State and aspires the elimination of the Jewish State Of Israel?
          If both questions are answered in the negative, I will be more than happy to supply you with information in that regard. If not, there would be no point in continuing the discussion.

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        • Ginger Eis

          Jim, if you have money to spare, pls. use it to come to Israel for vacation and see things for yourself – with your own eyes. Video-clips such as the one you watched is selective and heavily edited with one specific propaganda purposes: to MANIPULATE and CONTROL the mind of the viewers like you. You are smarter than that. In Israel no one is above the law. As you may well know, a former President of the State Of Israel was forced to resign, charged with- and convicted of a crime and is now still sitting in jail! Only in Israel would this happen in the whole of the Western world. As you may also know, Arab-Israelis do NOT want to live in the State Of Palestine. Israel treats them so well that they want nothing to do with their own brethren. Yet, the same group advocates BDS against Israeli companies and business (that pay the tax to support their welfare, Medicare, etc.). Something is seriously wrong, don’t ya think? Well come and find out for yourself.

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      • Ginger Eis

        Greg, it seems to me that you have had numerous personal experience with delusions and as such a better judge of it. I shall not argue with you on a subject I know nothing about. The things I say are well documented. Do your research if you are capable of doing that. Good children don’t go out as A GROUP seeking out specific individuals and motorist (Jews and Western tourists) to AMBUSH, stone and/or stab with knives, while several grown Arab “journalist” videotape the (attempted) lynching for propaganda purposes. Each year Israel invest millions in security to prevent barbarous murders in Jerusalem. Know this for sure: Jerusalem is and will remain the undivided and eternal capital of the Jewish People. We have secured it and purge it from criminals – regardless of their race, ethnicity, sex, age, etc. We are not in the business of “fighting for the hearts and minds” of anyone. They who can’t live in Jerusalem in peace will bear the consequences – including being forced out ot the city.

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        • Ginger Eis

          RJC, I do not like to remain blind on anything. I can only reply/react within the context of the subject/comment at hand. Thanks for your jab anyways. A clear distinction must be made between investigating the state of human rights in Israel, documenting it and developing social and legal mechanisms to improve and perfect it (Category A), and using alleged human rights abuses as an instrument to de facto continue the lost war of annihilation that started in 1948 (Category B) with the goal of bringing about the Israel’s demise. Like all countries, Israel is NOT perfect. I agree with you on that. But Israel will eternally aspire perfection. One of the ways Israel will succeed in being a light unto the nations is when the quality and quantity of the human rights and fundamental freedoms of ALL her citizens are far above International standards. Healthy Minds and all people of good will organize themselves in ‘Category A’ and work conscientiously to structurally achieve the goals of human rights (in inter alia all the areas you enumerated). This won’t happen overnight. It will take some time – like in all social processes since the dark age. Heck, Israel is only 65yrs old, while still surrounded by enemies who won’t waste a second to see her gone! But, the envious, hate-filled anti-Semites here on the other hand organize themselves in ‘Category B’ and seek to use allegations of human rights abuses to smear and delegitimize Israel on the International Stage, isolate her, impose BDS on her and force her eventual collapse, (something they could not achieve in the battlefields). These folks don’t give a damn about Human Rights or the Palestinians. They just don’t accept the Jewish State of Israel. They aspire ONE State in which Jew who will not be able to escape to Europe, US and elsewhere and survive the ensuing massacre will remain a minority in a unitary State Of Palestine. Those folks are in this because Israel /Jews is/are involved. Remove the words “Jew” and/or “Israel” from the whole equations and replace it with another ethnic group, they (and I mean ALL OF THEM) will disappear. You will hear from them no more. Israelis will continue to work (with others) in ‘Category A’ to perfect herself. At the same time Israelis and Jews around the world will defeat the haters in ‘Category B’ – regardless of the cost thereof.

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      • I have noticed you like to remain blind to certain facts concerning Israeli treatment of Palestinians.

        While much of the attention Jerusalem receives at home and abroad is centered on political affairs and predicaments, the extent of human rights violations and neglect suffered by its Palestinian residents remains only partly known. Residents of the city, both Jewish and Arab, are often surprised when presented with the full, bleak picture. Jerusalem’s Arabic public school system is in need of 1,000 more classrooms. Half of the Palestinian residents do not have legal and adequate connections to the water system. Sixty-five percent of Palestinian families live below the poverty line — double that of the Jewish population. A chronic shortage in sanitation facilities, post offices, welfare services and medical centers exists in all Palestinian neighborhoods. Illegal law enforcement measures are employed too often by the Israeli police operating in Palestinian areas, including violence and harassment, unwarranted restrictions on freedom of movement and disregard for laws concerning interrogation and arrests, including of children as young as 12.

        The Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), Israel’s largest human rights organization, which deals with the entire spectrum of human rights and civil liberties issues, has been operating an innovative project in East Jerusalem during the past five years. Designed to redress the authorities’ discriminatory policies in East Jerusalem and to empower the local population to exercise their rights, the project combines legal work, fieldwork, community organizing, public outreach, media and lobbying. A diverse staff of Israelis and Palestinians have succeeded in forming strong networks across boundaries, working in cooperation with a variety of community leaders and local and international NGOs and activists, as well as creating positive working relations with Jerusalem municipality representatives and other civil servants and officials.

        In order to understand the intentional neglect of East Jerusalemites and to transform the current state of affairs, it is first necessary to examine the geopolitical policy at hand. Since the annexation of East Jerusalem in 1967, Israel has sought to secure a stable Jewish majority in Jerusalem. Strategies to accomplish this have included placing endless burdens on Palestinians wishing to build or expand their homes and neighborhoods, the revocation of permanent residency status and cutting off entire neighborhoods with the construction of the separation wall. For the past four decades, the Israeli government and the Jerusalem Municipality have failed to allocate the budgets needed for strengthening and developing Palestinian neighborhoods in Jerusalem. As a result, there exists a severe shortage of public services and infrastructure in East Jerusalem, including basic social, economic, medical and educational services.

        ACRI has identified and focused its efforts on several key areas where repeated and severe violations of basic human rights are occurring, and where legal and public work can result in substantive change on the ground. These include:

        * The Separation Wall: Demanding freedom of movement and the easing of restrictions employed at checkpoints around Jerusalem, and an improvement in the very low quality of municipal services currently received in Palestinian neighborhoods cut off by the wall;
        * Planning and Construction: Advancing urban planning that would be crafted in close cooperation with Palestinian residents and serve their pressing needs for building and up-to-date development;
        * Education: Advocating in court on behalf of schoolchildren who lack sufficient space in the public school system, and demanding that the necessary funds and efforts be invested to build much-needed classrooms and schools and improve the quality of educational facilities;
        * Medical Services: Ensuring that Magen David Adom ambulances provide immediate emergency services in even the most remote parts of East Jerusalem, and calling for additional medical facilities and mother-and-baby care centers in Palestinian neighborhoods;
        * Postal, Sanitation and Welfare Services: Requesting through the courts and relevant ministries that the substandard quality of all these vital services across East Jerusalem be improved drastically to equal those in West Jerusalem;
        * Connection to Water and Sewage Systems: Lobbying for innovative legislation that would circumvent the existing bureaucratic obstacles, unique to East Jerusalem, concerning water and sewage connection; and
        * Police Harassment and Violence: Representing residents and in particular community activists who are unwarrantedly harassed by the police, Border Patrol and General Security Service; and appealing decisions to close investigations of police misconduct toward Palestinians.

        Some of our achievements thus far have included: the re-opening of investigation into police officers’ misconduct following complaints by Palestinian residents which were originally dismissed; the renouncement of “debt-collection checkpoints” in East Jerusalem, where security checkpoints are used to also check for overdue taxes and carry out on-the-spot confiscation of vehicles; the relocation of a polluting metal factory situated next to the Shu’fat Boys’ School, causing health and environmental risks; the addition of new social workers’ positions in East Jerusalem to support welfare services given to Palestinians; the translation of municipal forms into Arabic, which is spoken by Palestinians in East Jerusalem; the removal of a checkpoint adjacent to a Palestinian family home, where the Border Patrol had also positioned a gas tank and electricity generator; repairs and maintenance of the sewage system in the Shu’fat refugee camp, where the Gihon Company refused to enter; and a significant improvement of garbage collection and municipality cleaning services in two East Jerusalem neighborhoods.

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        • Ginger Eis

          RJC, pls. see my reply above to RJC. I hit the wrong reply-button, I guess.

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      • Ginger Eis

        The things I say are well documented. Google e.g.Hebrew-University women learn to fend off Arabs making sexual advances; or, Hebrew-University mount scopus a war zone, etc. Stabbings in the neck or attempted throat slashings are also well documented. You can either do your research or remain blindly faithful to far left ideology.

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    2. Ginger Eis writes, “Danny, a saying goes like these: if you lack vocabularies and can’t debate, you insult and call names”

      and then goes on to insult and call names.

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      • Piotr Berman

        Clearly, she took the saying to heart. By the way, in English there is no such saying, but one can say “I lack vocabulary on this or that”. Presumably, debating skills depend on the personal vocabulary in one’s head, not on the vocabularies on one’s shelf.

        Similarly, “Apart from the United States, the European states and the Quartet usually attack Israel at every opportunity. Look what those nations do at the U.N.”

        In this sentence, “usually” conflicts with “at every opportunity”.

        Or “We have secured it and purge it from criminals – regardless of their race, ethnicity, sex, age, etc.” It should be “purged” or “now we are purging”.

        By the way, Ginger tells that millions are invested in Jerusalem security every year. While the amount sounds impressive, the result are at times underwhelming. There was a mob attack on people working in a Jerusalem mall, and it took police 40 minutes to arrive and remove the rampaging soccer fans. Really nice that they came the same evening. Now, when Chinese government was securing Beijing for Olympics, they really purged the town, even removing all Tibetans just in case. Israel may aspire to totalitarian methods, but she just cannot apply them very well.

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        • Ginger Eis

          Piotr, I usually send “official” (nothing to do with government) texts to friends to read through and correct before they leave my desk. When I make the corrections myself, I only “see” and “read” a given text as it exists in my head and notice the mistakes in the actual text after it is too late to make corrections. Anyways, thanks for reminding me that I am the Queen of typos (I have always been. No kidding). I will watch-out next time. And pls. do not hesitate to call me out should you dictate typos in the future. I appreciate critique.

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    3. Rehmat

      In 2007 by Professor Daniel Bar-Tal of Tel Aviv University, after studying 124 elementary, middle- and high school textbooks on grammar and Hebrew literature, history, geography and citizenship. He wrote: “The early textbooks tended to describe acts of Arabs as hostile, deviant, cruel, immoral, unfair, with the intention to hurt Jews and to annihilate the State of Israel. Within this frame of reference, Arabs were delegitimized by the use of such labels as ‘robbers,’ ‘bloodthirsty,’ and ‘killers”. Another Israeli professor Nurit Peled-Elhanan, daughter of Israel’s 1967 War hero, Gen. Peled, had come to the same conclusion.

      http://rehmat1.com/2013/02/09/israel-rejects-us-report-on-israel-pa-education/

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    4. Difendere la propria Terra è un dovere e un diritto di ogni cittadino, occupare e annettere i territori degli altri è immorale e contro le leggi internazionali!

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      • Ginger Eis

        The Land Of Israel is the National Homeland of the Jewish People. In line with Jewish values, Israelis do not want to rule over the Palestinians in Judea and Samaria. The International law you cite says that Israel must be recognized within secured borders, while she gives up most of Judea and Samaria for Palestinian self-determination. Israel is willing to do this. The Arab-Palestinians are not, they want the whole of the Land Of Israel. Your fuzzy understanding of International law does not add anything to the discussion. Additionally, you communicate in a language that no one can communicate with you – indicating that you maybe are not here for dialogue. What’s up with that?

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        • SusiCH

          As to communication, Ginger: may I introduce myself as a no one who can communucate with Rocco. – Are you everybody, the world, that you believe if you don’t know Italian, then nobody does? And are you seroius in talking of your endless and sickening monologues as dialogues?

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    5. Noortje

      Is it normal that the police arrest the childeren in the middle of the night? Every day if they go to bed they are afraid that the police shall come. Thats child abuse!

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