Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Double Standards

From the BBC-

“Israeli troops have clashed with crowds of demonstrators resisting the evacuation of a Jewish settler outpost near Ramallah in the West Bank.
Settlers barricaded in nine permanent buildings due for demolition pelted police with stones. Dozens of police and protesters have been injured.
Two right-wing MPs who joined the protest were among the injured.
"They are treating people here like Arabs," Arieh Eldad of the National Union Party told Israel Radio.

So it's only an act of terror when Palestinian children pelt soldiers with stones? That and the comment about being treated like arabs- I would have loved to have been there when he said that. I would have replied ‘ no, if they treated you like they do arabs you would all have been shot and your homes bulldozed with you still inside’
Interesting to note the pernicious racism of the statement too- as if it is ok to treat arabs that way, too many echoes of previous casually genocidal regimes that normalised treating people of certain ethnic group as sub citizens