Opinion condones violence against Jews
EBRAHIM Harvey’s opinion piece is wicked in the extreme.
He warns that the shooting of Palestinians during the Great March of Return will have enormous repercussions for Jews and may even lead to their being targets of physical attacks.
By not opposing this vehemently he is, in actual fact, sanctioning it. But he goes further.
He warns that Jews opposed to Israel’s actions, supposedly uninvolved, innocent Jews, may even get hurt, and this he believes should not be allowed to happen.
By implication therefore, he is legitimising violence against Jews supportive of Israel.
I, according to him, am a valid target. Debate is obviously not part of his lexicon.
But then he sees 9/11 as “a similar determination that drove the fightback against the US”. 9/11 – probably the most barbarous act of the 21st century – is described by him as “a determination”. Words fail me.
In addition, the killing of 60 people by Israel, 50 of whom were Hamas terrorists, is depicted as a “massacre”.
There were 40 000 people at the border, all intent on breaking the border fence and storming into Israel, and 60 were killed by the IDF.
Where in the world would 60 out of 40 000 be considered a massacre?
Only to the likes of Harvey and only when it has to do with the Israel-Palestine conflict, and only when Israel has killed Palestinians, not the other way round.
But then 9/11 was a mere “determination”.
Need I say more?
Monessa Shapiro Glenhazel, Johannesburg