(isn't the unheralded truth always ironic.. like 'Jenin'.. abu)
The ISM's Jihad Against Arabs
By Steven Plaut
FrontPageMagazine.com | January 8, 2004
You can tell the Middle East is getting really confusing when the vile pro-terror extremist organization ISM, or International Solidarity Movement, decides to go on jihad warpath against a Bedouin Arab patriot. Pressing Israel to investigate the shooting of ISM protester Tom Hurndall, Israel found that the soldier who shot Hurndall -- was a Bedouin Arab serving in the Israeli Defense Force (IDF). Rather than shame Israel by exposing a bloodthirsty Israeli militarist, they instead harmed an Arab, a member of the group they allegedly support.
The ISM is the group of leftists and “anarchists” who have adopted the Palestinian terrorists as their pet cause. These are the sorts of people usually found posting their scribblings on “Indymedia” websites. They have flocked to the West Bank and Gaza Strip, where they devote themselves to trying to prevent Israel from taking military action against the terrorists who send suicide bombers and other mass murderers into Israel. The ISM “peace activists” try to block roads, set up obstacles before tanks, oppose soldiers trying to arrest terrorists or to knock down houses of suicide bombers, and otherwise show how thoroughly they support the Palestinian "militants." In at least one case, they hid arms for Palestinian terrorists and have attempted to hide wanted terrorists in their offices. They make no secret of their desire to see Israel annihilated. They openly endorse mass murder of Jews. The two terrorists who carried out an atrocity in a Tel Aviv pub were hosted by the ISM the day before they carried out the murders.
However, the very fact that ISM operates in Israel attests to the antithesis of ISM's conclusions: They are in Israel precisely because Israeli troops tend to regard trouble-makers from the U.S. and Europe with gentleness and timidity. Ever wonder why these people were not in Iraq, guarding Ba'ath offices and bunkers? Ever wonder what would have become of a group of ISM-ers who stood in front of the Tikrit farmhouse to prevent the GIs from extracting Saddam from his flea-infested hole?
Lately, the ISM comrades have taken on a new tactic: attacking segments of the security fence Israel is erecting, a fence designed to make it harder for the Palestinian terrorists to enter Israel and murder civilians. About 1,300 Israelis have been murdered by the PLO and its affiliates since the time when Arafat signed the Oslo Accords and renounced violence for all eternity...."
Yes, it turns out that Hurndall was in fact shot by a Bedouin Arab soldier serving in the Israeli Defense Forces. Of course, you would never know that from reading the various reports in the British press. It turns out that the Israelis who came under fire by the Palestinian terrorists in the incident in which Hurndall was shot were Bedouin Arabs. They returned fire. Hurndall was hit. The original IDF Southern Command inquiry did not identify soldiers responsible for the shooting. Then, facing pressure exerted by Hurndall's family and others, IDF Judge Advocate General Menahem Finkelstein agreed two months ago to open a new inquiry into the shooting. IDF military police investigated a soldier from the desert patrol (Bedouin) battalion. The soldier confirmed that he fired during the incident from behind a concrete barrier. He claimed that he shot in response to heavy Palestinian gunfire, and that he aimed at a Palestinian who had a pistol and wore a uniform.
Many people are not even aware that Arabs and Moslems serve in the Israeli military..."
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