Here’s what the Guardian’s ‘largely non-violent’ Palestinian ‘campaign of civil disobedience’ looks like

The terror attack on the Temple Mount by two Arab Israelis on July 14th, Palestinian riots following the installation of metal detectors on July 16th and the hacking to death of a Jewish family during Shabbat on July 21st all had one thing in common: they all involved violence at least partly inspired by the deadly myth that Jews are going to defile, take over or destroy al-Aqsa Mosque.

Facebook post of Omar al-Abed, posted hours before he killed three Israelis in Halamish says he wanted to stop the Jews from desecrating the Mosque.

Not only did the Guardian’s coverage of these incidents fail to mention the history of what is essentially an antisemitic conspiracy theory about al-Aqsa, and the violence it has incited, but it also created new myth: that Palestinian protests over al-Aqsa (putatively over new security measures on the Mount) can be characterised as a “largely non-violentcampaign of civil disobedience“.

The evolving crisis has seen Mahmoud Abbas’s Palestinian Authority suspend security cooperation with Israel on the West Bank, as well as the nightly mass protests in Jerusalem that are beginning to take the shape of a campaign of civil disobedience. – The Guardian’s Peter Beaumont, July 26th

There have been signs that the prayer protest movement – which drew thousands each night to largely non-violent gatherings – had given an unusual sense of empowerment to Palestinians in East Jerusalem who have long lived without their own political institutions under Israeli occupation. – The Guardian’s Peter Beaumont, July 27th

However, as anyone not influenced by the Guardian’s continuous obfuscation of illiberal Palestinian tendencies would surely know, protests since July 16th have been defined by violent riots and incitement to violence.

Below are a few examples of violence and incitement, but there are many, many more that were reported during the crisis.

Violence by Palestinian ‘protesters’:

Incitement to violence by Palestinian ‘protesters’:

A Ghandi-esque campaign of peaceful resistance it was not. 

However, the advocacy journalism practiced by Beaumont demands that the Palestinian cause be framed – regardless of the evidence – as peaceful and progressive.  Therefore, all information that runs counter to this narrative must be downplayed, obfuscated and whitewashed. 

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  1. Weren’t the two Israeli policemen killed Druze? Would that not be ironic – Israel defending Druze lives from Palestinian aggression?

    • why ironic?
      They were Israeli citizens. Though Israel is in the ME, the state does not only defend those citizens who fall within set racial or religious parameters

  2. Such a great pity that the ‘Palestinians’, and their supporters, do not follow Gandhi’s views on protest and causes.

    “There are many causes I would die for. There is not a single cause I would kill for.”
    ― Mahatma Gandhi

  3. non-violent? that would be news to the rioters and to any reporter at the scene with unimpaired vision and unimpaired judgment. that does not include bbc, guardian, nyt, afp, npr, or ap reporters. so far as I know, these reporters have adequate eyesight. no, their problem is with their judgment: they have proudly and eagerly thrown themselves into the thrall of a bias that cripples judgment. they have impaired their own judgment. the result is biased “reportage” that has little relationship to any objectively observable reality.

  4. Everyone knows the Guardian doesn’t think that Middle Eastern Jews are actually real people born, or otherwise “connected”, to the Middle East. Everyone knows the Guardian would be the first newspaper to print an editorial detailing that it’s not only okay to murder Jews, but that doing so is a righteous, self-confirming fact of Arabian Life, ffs. That killing a Jew is the closest one can get to Mecca, when one is killing Jews in Jerusalem.

    We all know this because we read their hate infested bullshit every single day.

    The Guardian’s lone legacy will be a newspaper so fucking crappy that every article is attached to an online plea drive.

    • They think Arabs are ‘indigenous’ to Palestine, when the correct term is ‘disingenuous’.