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Knives of Jerusalem: British paper reports on a chilling example of Palestinian extremism


On Oct. 25, The Sunday Times did what few mainstream British papers would do: they published a story – documented and relentlessly pursued by blogger Elder of Ziyon – about antisemitism and incitement by employees at UNRWA.  

Yesterday, Oct. 26, a different widely read paper in the UK – The Telegraph – similarly covered another regional issue rarely pursued by the UK media: Palestinian extremism and support for violence against Jews.

telegraphThe article, by Raf Sanchez, focused on a story reported by MEMRIPalestinian Media Watch and Israeli news sites, about Palestinian parents who named their baby “Knife of Jerusalem” in solidarity with the terrorists who’ve been stabbing Israeli soldiers and civilians in recent weeks.  Since Oct 1st, 11 Israelis have been killed and 126 wounded in Arab attacks.

The Telegraph provides some background:

A man identified as a friend of the family said he had proposed the idea [to the family] after watching a social media video exhorting Palestinians to attack Israelis.

“He said that he did not know what name to give the baby. We were watching the music video ‘Lovers of Stabbing’ on TV, and I said: ‘How about Knife of Jerusalem?’ He said: ‘How can I call him Knife?'”

The friend added: “This is a really sweet name. It’s the least we can do for Jerusalem.”

The Telegraph report included the following MEMRI video:

Of course, those following the issue of Palestinian incitement, antisemitism and extremism wouldn’t be surprised by the latest example reported by The Telegraph.  

Unfortunately, most British news consumers who rely on mainstream dailies for their information about the Middle East likely have no idea about the extent of the problem, as such issues are rarely even noted in reports contextualizing Palestinian violence.  Despite the fact that the most recent attacks have been widely encouraged on Palestinian social media sites, and applauded by Palestinian Authority and Fatah officials, most reports still try to explain the violence as a reaction to the stalled peace process, settlements or “tensions” over the Temple Mount. 

However, you simply can’t fully understand terrorism – or the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict more broadly – without first understanding the persistent problems of racism and extremism within Palestinian society, and we applaud The Telegraph for providing their readers with a recent example of this disturbing phenomenon.

13 replies »

  1. The friend added: “This is a really sweet name. It’s the least we can do for Jerusalem.”

    Ah! Not settlements then?

  2. Indeed these extremist Palestinians are big problem for the peace of world. Instead of keeping them in suffocating ghettos and grabbing their ancestral lands slowly. We all peaceful people should sit together and find a solution. What about the exreminating them once for all. I hope Israelis and all peace loving people will like it.

    • Tariq – I don’t know if you can be a bigger asshole. Something to think about as you wallow your life away demanding to receive something that was only yours in the deluded minds of your daddy and grandpops. Start thinking about the now, Fuckface, and I don’t mean that Now Your Want to Stab a Jew.

      Good luck with your suffering!

      Signed,

      A Zionist who supported Oslo and watched your leaders and the World Media toss it away

    • “Indeed these extremist Palestinians are big problem for the peace of world.”

      Indeed they are Tariq, just think of all the terrorist atrocities the PFLP and their ilk have been involved in throughout the World.

      “Instead of keeping them in suffocating ghettos and grabbing their ancestral lands slowly.”
      Quite right Tariq. They should grab their ancestral lands QUICKLY.

      “What about the exreminating them once for all.”
      Sounds painful Tariq.
      Can you have ‘exreminating’ done on the NHS, with or without a sedative?

  3. Not the first one with that name:
    Und der Haifisch, der hat Zähne
    Und die trägt er im Gesicht
    Und Macheath, der hat ein Messer
    Doch das Messer sieht man nicht.