Wednesday, July 07, 2010

NYT Photos of the Day: Militant Settlers

New York Times captions the following photo as follows:

"The more militant settlers live in isolated outposts like Givat Tal.
Tens of thousands of settlers will like have to move under any
Israeli-Palestinian agreement, and many fear violence with ensue"

These are definitely the most armed and dangerous, militant settlers I've ever seen.

The captions on the NYT slide show present a subjective, biased view that lacks any background on the photos. For example, lets compare and contrast the following:

The following photo is captioned:

Up the road to the north, in Hawara, Palestinians scrubbed the walls
of a mosque that had been desecrated with graffiti.
Local villagers think this graffiti is the work of a
militant West bank settlement financed by a charity in Brooklyn.

Its irrelevant to note that the IDF and police have not found the vandals yet, despite having arrested dozens of people. In the past, Palestinians, Israeli radical leftists and ISM members have intentionally vandalized Palestinian property to libel the settlers.

Contrast the above photo with the next one in the NYT slide show:

Under armed escort, a group of settlers restored
a Jewish shrine
inside a Palestinian refugee camp.

Here's a simple FAQ guide as a service to Muqata readers, with key points the NYT decided isn't important when you formulate your opinion.

Q: What "Jewish shrine" is this?
A: Tradition marks this "Jewish shrine" as the tomb of Joseph, one of the 12 sons of Jacob.

Q: Why do Jews want to go there if it's in the middle of a "Palestinian Refugee camp?"
A: This tomb, known in Hebrew as "Kever Yosef" is mentioned in the Olso accords as a Jewish holy site. The Oslo accords stipulated the Palestinian Authority responsibility "to ensure free, unimpeded and secure access to the relevant Jewish holy sites", and envisioned the inside of the tomb being guarded by Israeli soldiers, enabling daily access for students and pilgrims.

Q: Why did this "Jewish Shrine" need to be "restored"?
A: Palestinians rioted in October 2000, murdering IDF Border policeman Madhat Yousef, and attacking the IDF security contingent at Joseph's Tomb. The IDF troops evacuated the site, and on October 7, 2000 it was handed over to the Palestinian police. Hours after the handover, a Palestinian mob ransacked the structure, smashing the dome with pickaxes and setting the compound on fire.

Q: Why are the settlers under armed escort?
A: Because if they weren't under armed escort, they would be lynched by Palestinians thugs. Here's a rather brutal video of Palestinians lynching Israelis.

A few years ago, I made this video when visiting Kever Yosef. Having been there a few weeks ago, I can say that the site is still in shambles, and any restoration work done by "settlers" is immediately destroyed.

Over 300,000 trees burned down in Israel on June 29...

Wherever I am, my blog turns towards Eretz Yisrael טובה הארץ מאד מאד


YMedad said...

What? You gave up after only three? We want more!

P.S. Good work.

Anonymous said...

what do you expect from a newspaper owned by assimilated ,intermarried treife eaters that did all they could to cover up the Holocaust. Of course they'll gat a hechsher from the Bear

Eliyahu m'Tsiyon said...

Here is the known background of the Tomb of Joseph based on historical documents:

Of course the NYT lies. Fortunately, their circulation is going down.

neshama said...

The crazier it gets the closer WE get to the Geula
Aleph Beis Gimmel
Emunah & Bitachon Bring the Geulah

Modeh B'Miktsas said...

So shchem is now a refugee camp?

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Modeh B'Miktsas: Its asjascent to Balata, which is a neighborhood of Shechem.

Check out the Kever Yosef video I put up -- there's a photo of Kever Yosef from 1917 and lo and behold...there are no houses anywhere! How could that be, if Shechem has been inhabited by Palestinians for thousands of years...

Modeh B'Miktsas said...

Shhh, let's not contradict the official version too loudly, you'll wake the militant settlers. ;)

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