It’s hard to believe that their parents were probably victims of Nazi atrocities. They are not even real Jews as no real Jew would dare to hurt a rabbi… And the world is watching without doing anything. Imagine if that was happening to Jews in an Arab country: immediately, all the world media and people would protest and send armies to protect the victims. But as it’s perpetrated by Israeli, nobody is moving a finger, and main media are silent… It was politically correct to ignore the Jews’ genocide at the time of nazism and it’s now politically correct to ignore the Palestinians’ genocide.
Video footage of a group of masked Israeli settler youths attacking a group of activists and Palestinian shepherds in the Jordan Valley has received global media coverage. The attack left five activists injured.
The video was shared by the Jewish-Arab solidarity group Ta’ayush, who were escorting Palestinian shepherds near Al-Auja, a Palestinian town near the settlement outpost of Baladim in the eastern West Bank in the Jordan Valley on Friday.
Ta’ayush offers protection to Palestinian shepherds and farmers at risk of attacks by Jewish settlers. Independent media outlet 972mag reports the group recently began extending their work to the al-Auja area in response to settler violence.
The Baladim outpost is one of the most radical Jewish settler outposts, Haaretz reports. The right-wing residents, dubbed the ‘hilltop youths,’ have been known to rebel against the settler establishment while also clashing with Israeli authorities. Several of the Israeli youths were recently caught throwing stones at security forces near the outpost.
The original video was taken by Sarit Michaeli, an advocacy officer for Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem. It shows a group of at least 15 settlers, many with their faces covered, running towards the group of activists shouting and carrying sticks. They throw stones and large rocks at the group.
RT verified that the video was taken on Friday by contacting Ta’ayush and confirming that Michaeli was the original owner of the footage. Other activists present at the incident have confirmed the event in various media outlets and the police also released a statement on the attack.
The footage shows a settler hitting rights activist Rabbi Arik Ascherman on the head. According to Michaeli, Ascherman was treated in hospital along with two other activists; one who suffered a broken arm and the other a head wound.