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TeamProg

(6,630 posts)
Mon May 27, 2024, 12:37 AM May 27

Far-right Israeli settlers step up attacks on aid trucks bound for Gaza

Source: WaPo

TARQUMIYAH, West Bank — Radical Israeli settlers have expanded their attacks on aid trucks passing through the West Bank this month, blocking food from reaching Gaza as humanitarian groups warn that the enclave is sinking deeper into famine.

Groups of settler youth are tailing relief convoys, setting up checkpoints and interrogating drivers. In some cases, far-right attackers have ransacked and burned trucks and beaten Palestinian drivers, leaving at least two hospitalized.

The assailants use a web of publicly accessible WhatsApp groups to track the trucks and coordinate attacks, providing a window into their activities. Working off what they say are tips from Israeli soldiers and police, in addition to the public, members pore over photos to work out which vehicles might be carrying aid to Gaza and mobilize local supporters to block them.





Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2024/05/26/west-bank-aid-trucks-gaza-settlers/#



See the video in the attached WaPo link.

35,000 or perhaps as many as 45,000 dead Palestinians isn’t enough?
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Far-right Israeli settlers step up attacks on aid trucks bound for Gaza (Original Post) TeamProg May 27 OP
settlers? that's propaganda nt msongs May 27 #1
You mean invaders? Land thieves? TeamProg May 27 #2
those and more nt msongs May 27 #3
Terrorism. We need to cut the purse strings. Enough. 58Sunliner May 27 #4
Horrific. No excuse or justification is acceptable for this. TomDaisy May 27 #5
"Groups of settler youth" JoseBalow May 27 #6
Far right youth. This is not normal. It's evil that is learned. TeamProg May 27 #7
Netanyahu and his predecessors are responsible for it tornado34jh May 27 #8
Can we call it what it is now? It's Ethnic cleansing! 100 % Hassin Bin Sober May 27 #9
The point is that the Israeli Govt doesn't stop it, & US & other allies don't make them cloudythescribbler May 27 #10
Hearts and minds not being won. Old Crank May 27 #11
You won't win the minds of Palestinians with far-right settlers doing stuff like this tornado34jh May 27 #12
How about thiefs and murderers, that's the real truth about them. lark May 27 #13
US citizens are also part of the right-wing settler movement that aims to steal all Palestinian lands. Lonestarblue May 27 #14
That's interesting a handful of Jewish-Americans feel entitled to Palestinian land, but misses the point. TeamProg May 27 #15
Ah, yet another Israel- Palestine food fight post SpankMe May 27 #16
How is ar right people stealing food for refugees a "food fight" obamanut2012 May 27 #21
I wasn't referring to the attack on the aid convoys SpankMe May 28 #23
These are pogroms Prairie Gates May 27 #17
They are not helping their cause. LiberalFighter May 27 #18
Not only is it not helping their cause tornado34jh May 27 #19
Israel has no valid excuse for allowing such attacks. They are terrorists, plain and simple. Israel is the only Martin68 May 27 #20
Some elements of Israeli citizenship Aussie105 May 28 #22

tornado34jh

(1,138 posts)
8. Netanyahu and his predecessors are responsible for it
Mon May 27, 2024, 01:59 AM
May 27

The far-right settlers obviously voted for Netanyahu and the Likud party. Maybe we should arm the aid trucks to defend themselves. Two can play that game. If the settlers don't like it, tough. You are acting very much like the terrorist groups you oppose. As I said before, I should expect this from Hamas or ISIS. People say that Israel doesn't have terrorists? Yeah right, this proves they have it as well, but we are too afraid to call them out.

cloudythescribbler

(2,590 posts)
10. The point is that the Israeli Govt doesn't stop it, & US & other allies don't make them
Mon May 27, 2024, 02:08 AM
May 27

Clearly, if Palestinians anywhere in Israel or the West Bank did anything like this, they would be shot dead immediately -- but these yahoos are allowed to do it b/c they are a part of Netanyahu's base; a bit like Trump and the yahoos at Charlottesville.

This is a crime against humanity, and cd be EASILY stopped -- these folx aren't super brave. Any kind of show of force from the Israeli govt and they wd be at bay. And clearly Biden & others don't even want to put their foot down on this solvable unacceptable situation. The Rafah operation is something the govt of Israel is committed to in principle as urgent (I support the World Court decision & think mass demonstrations/strikes internationally shd be mobilized as at least the beginning of enforcement; the US just totally blew off the World Court's ruling against the Contra War attacking Nicaragua some 35+ years ago and there wasn't even an upsurge of militant activism in response. That mistake shdn't be repeated) But here you have something that even minimal pressure from the US shd be able to almost completely curtail

It's just disgusting -- so much howling about student encampments but crickets about this

Old Crank

(4,022 posts)
11. Hearts and minds not being won.
Mon May 27, 2024, 03:34 AM
May 27

This really hurts Israel in the eyes of supporters especially when it looks like these thugs are getting official help while the government stands by.

tornado34jh

(1,138 posts)
12. You won't win the minds of Palestinians with far-right settlers doing stuff like this
Mon May 27, 2024, 03:40 AM
May 27

If Israel thinks that trying to push the Palestinians out of the West Bank will stop Hamas, they are wrong.

lark

(23,598 posts)
13. How about thiefs and murderers, that's the real truth about them.
Mon May 27, 2024, 09:08 AM
May 27

They kill the owners and steal the land. They should be in jail.

Lonestarblue

(10,750 posts)
14. US citizens are also part of the right-wing settler movement that aims to steal all Palestinian lands.
Mon May 27, 2024, 09:45 AM
May 27

“Fifteen percent of West Bank settlers are American citizens. According to an Oxford University professor, approximately 60,000 American Jews live in Jewish settlements in the West Bank, Haaretz reported Thursday.

“This provides hard evidence that this constituency is strikingly over-represented, both within the settler population itself and within the total population of Jewish American immigrants in Israel,” Sara Yael Hirschhorn, the author of the forthcoming book “City on a Hilltop: Jewish-American Settlers in the Occupied Territories Since 1967,” said during a presentation at Jerusalem’s Limmud conference, Haaretz reported.”
https://www.timesofisrael.com/15-of-west-bank-settlers-are-americans-new-research-finds/

So it seems that we’ve exported the MAGA movement to Israel.

 

TeamProg

(6,630 posts)
15. That's interesting a handful of Jewish-Americans feel entitled to Palestinian land, but misses the point.
Mon May 27, 2024, 10:41 AM
May 27

Screwed up Americans joining up with crusading “settlers” gives no legitimacy to the ethnic cleansing in progress, but the brain-wash is interesting.

SpankMe

(3,076 posts)
23. I wasn't referring to the attack on the aid convoys
Tue May 28, 2024, 03:23 PM
May 28

I was lamenting yet another thread of DU'ers at each others throats over the Israel-Palestine issue.

"Food fight" was the metaphor I chose to describe the endless, sloppy, antagonistic verbal combat among DU subscribers in threads on this topic.

In hindsight I now see how this could be confused with insensitive commentary on the original subject of the news story. But, I was actually referring to the chaotic fighting among DU members.

tornado34jh

(1,138 posts)
19. Not only is it not helping their cause
Mon May 27, 2024, 03:07 PM
May 27

Worse still, if Israel is allowing this and the aid trucks are from countries like Egypt or Jordan, then how is that different from if ISIS or Hamas did it? They are being enormously hypocritical.

Martin68

(23,728 posts)
20. Israel has no valid excuse for allowing such attacks. They are terrorists, plain and simple. Israel is the only
Mon May 27, 2024, 03:59 PM
May 27

authority in control. They have a serious obligation to punish and prevent such attacks.

Aussie105

(5,793 posts)
22. Some elements of Israeli citizenship
Tue May 28, 2024, 02:39 AM
May 28

are showing distinct Fascist tendencies.

I would have thought that . . . no, I guess not.

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