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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Israelis Burn Olive Trees

The Israeli extremism the American media never chooses to highlight:

A settler is arrested during an incident at Hawarra checkpoint, near Nablus (20.07.09)
The arrests followed the removal of a structure at an outpost

"Ten people have been arrested during a series of disturbances caused by Jewish settlers in the West Bank after Israeli authorities removed an illegal caravan.

Two Palestinians were taken to hospital after settlers threw stones at cars and tried to block a road near Nablus in the northern West Bank on Monday night.

Settlers also set fire to a Palestinian olive grove in the area.

The caravan was part of an "outpost", a settlement illegal under Israeli law, which Israel has agreed to remove.

Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank are illegal under international law."

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Why is it that something like this would never be featured on CNN/MSNBC/FOX news? When we talk about extremism in the Middle East it is almost always in the context of Palestinians being portrayed as evil, corrupt, crazy people. When presented with this type of information people refuse to believe there is extremism on both sides or they simply will excuse it for the Israelis while condeming Palestinians.

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