Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Bradley Burston: An Israeli in awe of a Palestinian act of non-violence

The Palestinian tent camp in E-1, Jan. 12, 2013.
The Palestinian tent camp in E-1, January 12, 2013. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi
The founding of Bab al-Shams was genius. And no one knew that better than Benjamin Netanyahu. The encampment sent a message that was clear, piercing, and entirely non-violent. The proof: Netanyahu said it had to be destroyed at once.
It needed to be destroyed despite a High Court order that appeared to give the new villagers six days to remain on the site. But in a peculiarly contemporary reinterpretation of the Naqba, the police announced that the injunction only applied to the tents. The people could be taken out. In the dead of night.
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