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Wednesday, September 21, 2005

This is a New Generation?

It seems some young Israelis admire their Palestinian neighbors more than they usually let on - at least if it really is true that "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery". From YNet:
Settler violence against IDF officers continues: Settlers placed spikes on the road and hurled stones at a jeep carrying IDF Central Command Head Yair Naveh near the northern West Bank settlement of Yitzhar.
...Officers traveling in the first jeep disembarked and began clearing the spikes, before about thirty settlers gathered around them and attempted to block their way. The convoy continued on its way, but the young settlers began hurling stones at the jeep.
Right now, it seems like this is a new generation of hooligans being raised. Let's hope they don't take the imitation to the next step, and turn into terrorists. But I can't say I'm not nervous.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What makes you say that throwing stones is just hooliganism?

10:34 AM  
Blogger Jack Steiner said...

This is just disgusting.

11:12 AM  
Blogger Lawyer-Wearing-Yarmulka said...

Ugh. Who are these kids parents???

12:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fundamentalist militancy!
it's the newest big thing!
everyone's doing it, be the first on your block

12:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is not like the Palestinian militants at all. They (i) have a long-term strategy, and (ii) build up an infrastructure to carry forth said strategy wherever possible.

The Jewish hooligans on the other hand, commit those acts of violence ad hoc. As of now, there is no concerted plans for a militant strategy.

The difference is thugs versus fighers.

Don't see a difference? Take a look at Haaretz today how the Palestinian militants are now shifting their activities to the WB and how al Quaeda has probably penetrated.

If we are to say the Jewish thugs are copying anyone its the Palestinian youth of the 80's who were particularly ineffective.

1:06 PM  
Blogger Rebeljew said...

There may be no concerted plans, but there is plenty of ill will and rabinic incitement. I understand the high emotions of the young people in the West Bank and their leaders, but when Rabbis make statements and project a mood of anger, they need to be aware that they are taken seriously and literally by young people there. Rav Yosef, are you listening?

3:02 PM  
Blogger Ezzie said...

Most rabbonim have spoken out against this type of garbage... though it is very troubling.

3:12 PM  
Blogger Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Orthomom: While I'm not a fan of rock throwing or nails in the road (I've gotten my share of the above, plus molotov cocktails and bullets fired at me) -- I would take everything on ynet with a grain of salt. They love to spice up anything they can which will malign the settlers, especially those from gav hahar (Yitzhar, etc.)

I'll find out tomorrow what really happened and report back.

I've personally been at many news-related incidents, and was shocked at how they were being reported -- and how their stories were radically different from reality.

In any event, a good night, and a quiet night to all.

4:27 PM  
Blogger orthomom said...

I'll find out tomorrow what really happened and report back.
Thanks, Jameel. That would be appreciated.

4:38 PM  
Blogger Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Orthomom: Still checking - haven't managed to find ANYTHING out about this. *sigh*

Speaking of new generations: Seen this Kiddush Hashem?


6:19 AM  
Blogger Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Orthomom: I had a choice today - work on my latest posting on the Shomronim, or investigate the rocks. I chose Shomronim. If the rock stories continue, I'm sure we'll be hearing about them.

Read about the shomronim:

Shabbat Shalom.

11:12 AM  

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