An attack on a
The response to Israeli attacks on Palestinians has been somewhat more muted.
A gang of settlers torched a mosque last week in the
And a Palestinian bus driver, Yusuf Hasan al-Ramuni, was found hanging in his bus in
Israeli police claim Yusuf killed himself. But evidence suggests he was lynched by Israeli settlers.
A doctor present at his autopsy says he was strangled. And bruises on his body indicate he was beaten before being killed.
These incidents are often presented as tit-for-tat revenge attacks.
Tory foreign secretary Philip Hammond said, “Both sides in this conflict need to do everything possible to deescalate the situation”. He added that the “Palestinian leadership” should condemn the attack.
This ignores the cause of the violence, which is Israeli oppression of the Palestinians.
Palestinians in East Jerusalem and the
There have been protests almost every night in
Israeli police attacked Palestinian neighbourhoods with tear gas and foul-smelling “skunk water”.
And more than 1,300 residents of
More recently there have been riots in
Occupying forces recently closed the Al Aqsa mosque in East Jerusalem’s
Israeli police have launched a “crackdown” in
And earlier this month, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the reintroduction of the ‘destruction of homes’ policy in
Some commentators say these events could spark the start of a third “intifada”, or uprising.
It is clear that