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July 21, 2016 0

Israeli Flags Burned in Cairo in Protest of Foreign Minister’s Israel Visit

Egypt­ian For­eign Min­is­ter Sameh Shukri’s July 10th visit to Israel and meet­ing with Israeli PM Netanyahu was the first such trip in nine years.   In Israel, Shukri’s visit was greeted as reflec­tive of warm­ing rela­tions between Jerusalem and Cairo who signed a peace agree­ment in 1979.   For some in Egypt, the visit sparked protest against this act of normalization.

Accord­ing to reports in Arab media, Egypt­ian jour­nal­ists burned Israeli flags on Wednes­day (July 13) on the foot­steps of the Syn­di­cate of Jour­nal­ists build­ing in Cairo, shout­ing anti-Israel slo­gans. A video of the demon­stra­tion posted on YouTube by Egypt’s Al-Masrawi news­pa­per shows a group of pro­test­ers stand­ing around an Israeli flag, hold­ing addi­tional Israeli flags marked with an X. The per­son in the mid­dle is say­ing “We came today to burn this despi­ca­ble flag, the flag of the apes and pigs. We’ll also burn the pic­tures of the one called “the Prime Min­is­ter of the Zion­ists” and that of Egypt­ian For­eign Min­is­ter Sameh Shukri”. The video goes on to show them shout­ing together “We’ve been repeat­ing it gen­er­a­tion after gen­er­a­tion – we’ll treat you as enemy, Israel.”

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July 11, 2016 0

Violent East Jerusalem Graffiti Suggests Incitement Seeping Into Palestinian Daily Life

Graf­fiti recently on view in East Jerusalem, includ­ing on Salah El-Din street (the area’s main busi­ness dis­trict), high­lights the incite­ment to vio­lence seep­ing into the daily lives of hun­dreds of thou­sands of Pales­tini­ans liv­ing in that area. It serves as a reminder of the fragility of the rel­a­tive calm Jerusalem has enjoyed in recent weeks, hav­ing pre­vi­ously been a focal point in the wave of Pales­tin­ian ter­ror which began in Sep­tem­ber of 2015, often referred to as the “Knives Intifada” because of the fre­quent stab­bing attacks. Exam­ples of this hate­ful graf­fiti include an image of a hand hold­ing a knife with the Ara­bic cap­tions “stab”  and “The Jerusalem Intifada,” and an icon of a Pales­tin­ian hurl­ing a Molo­tov cock­tail with the cap­tion “resist.”

Other exam­ples include a map of Israel, the West Bank and Gaza with the cap­tion “From the river to the sea”, sug­gest­ing that the Pales­tin­ian state should stretch from the Mediter­ranean to the Jor­dan River, thereby elim­i­nat­ing the State of Israel. Also spray painted are slo­gans call­ing for addi­tional acts of Pales­tin­ian ter­ror, with graf­fiti read­ing “The armed strug­gle till the liberation/long live the Intifada” and “The Intifada con­tin­ues till the lib­er­a­tion of the land and the people.”

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July 6, 2016 3

Animated Video Enacts Killing of Knesset Member Yehuda Glick by Palestinian Terrorists

Fol­low­ing the spate of grue­some Pales­tini­ans ter­ror attacks which took the lives of Hal­lel Ariel and Rabbi Miki Mark (whose killing was glo­ri­fied on Arabic-language social media), a video has sur­faced on social media call­ing for the killing of Israeli Knes­set Mem­ber and Tem­ple Mount activist Yehuda Glick. Glick, like the late Rabbi Mark, lives in the set­tle­ment of Otniel. He is best known for sur­viv­ing a Pales­tin­ian assas­si­na­tion attempt in Octo­ber 2014 in reac­tion to advo­cat­ing that Jews be allowed to visit the Tem­ple Mount.

The two-minute long ani­mated video shows Pales­tin­ian ter­ror­ists infil­trat­ing the set­tle­ment of Otniel, and shoot­ing Glick to death out­side his home. It ends with a voiceover in bro­ken Hebrew say­ing “Jews are for­ever for­bid­den from enter­ing Al-Aqsa Mosque. One who vio­lates this should come with Jew­ish bur­ial shrouds (“Tachrichim”), for his fate is that of Yehuda Glick, only this time we kill.”

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