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Monday, April 2, 2012
PALESTINIAN PROTEST TURNS VIOLENT
Washington Free Beacon April 2, 2012
Pro-Palestinian activists involved in the Global March on Jerusalem (GMJ) criticized Israel on Twitter Friday after violent protests along Israel’s borders forced the deployment of tear gas and resulted in injuries—but downplayed the fact that rocks and firebombs had been thrown by protesters to instigate the clashes.
Pictures and videos from the protest—which aims to “end the Apartheid, ethnic cleansing and Judaisation policies affecting the people, land and sanctity of Jerusalem”—reveal that self-described “peaceful” protestors have been throwing firebombs and rocks at Israeli border police.
Twitter user Captain Barak Raz, who identifies himself as a spokesperson for the Israeli Defense Force’s division in the West Bank, posted a video of protesters throwing a firebomb at Israeli security forces.
Supporters of the march also celebrated activists as they attempted to penetrate Israel’s sovereign borders by violent means.
“We’re currently in Erez right in front of the wall,” tweeted one activist, referring to the Erez border crossing near Gaza. “Protesters burning tires and throwing stones.”
The ‘peaceful’ protesters were also caught gathering rocks.
The protester, who referred to Israeli security guards as “Zionist fuckers,” also noted that activists were attempting to disassemble a metal fence near the crossing.
“1 other injury. People are falling here like flies,” added the activist. “Yes, [IDF] fuckers are enjoying themselves. Blood everywhere.”
Protestors covered a wide area, demonstrating throughout the territories surrounding Israel.
“Demonstrations and protests in 17 locations,” tweeted Fadi Quran, who linked to a map displaying the areas where marches are taking place. “Palestinians from all over participated.”
Middle East experts decried the one-sided lambasting of Israeli security forces.
“GMJ uses the same PR tactic that has become standard for all the terrorist groups who attack Israel. They want to put the Israelis in a situation where they have to kill people,” said Noah Pollak, executive director of the Emergency Committee for Israel. “Hamas, Hezbollah, GMJ—it’s all the same strategy: force the IDF to kill people, get it on video, kick back and enjoy the media furor.”